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I've just switched from compression springs and chains to a direct steering rod. My issue is that it's possible to go over-center and lock the rudder full deflection; not good. I like your setup. Could you give me the dimensions of the tab you bolted to the tailwheel castor? Also, where did you get or how did you fabricate the actual rod that the rod-end bearings screwed into?
J
JondorB1
Thanks so much; I really appreciate it. I'll let you know how it works once I finish it.
J
JondorB1
I finished fabricating the control rod and bracket and did 10 high speed taxi runs yesterday; it worked great. It was a bit sensitive but I like the positive feel. Thanks again for the drawing and pics. I didn't realize the connection at tail-wheel had to be aft of the tail-wheel pivot point to prevent the over-center lockout. I could send you a picture in an email. Jon
ChuckerF14
ChuckerF14
Bought the jewel last week, It came with a 1835, thinking of buying a new 2100d to bolt on. I'm 6 foot 230 any suggestions on my choice?
Dave Wilcox, X-Sonerai builder / owner. Just heard N136DE is back in the air after a long grounding between owners. I live in Payson AZ and fly a Sonex. Also, getting a Jabiru back into the air this week. I thought I’d join the group and listen in. I had >2000 in the Sonerai. Great little plane.
I see you are flying Mofoco 041 head. I have the 040A heads on my 2276cc Cygnet SF2A how many hours do you have on them?


I would prefer the smaller valves of the real 040 head.


Matt
eschrom
eschrom
Hi Matt,

74 hours spread over four years on the 2276. My first engine was a 2180 with 042 heads and all four cracked between the valves. Since I went to the smaller valves, no problems. They do love to be lapped, though.

Nice video!

Ed
I’d like to trade my 1974 150 Lyc Duce for flying Sonerai 2 of approx equal value. I need a smaller plane than the Duce so I can fit my Tailwind and (hopefully) Sonerai 2 in one hangar, and I’m tired of open cockpit flying. greatbigdog@me.com for pics and stats and answers to your questions. Thanks
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