Homebuilders Heavy Duty Double Fork 6 In Diameter Full Swivel/Steerable Tailwheel 45 Deg Standard

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Part# 06-06131
MFR Model# 6131


Standard - 45 Angle for 1-1/4 or 1-1/2 flat spring.
P/N 06-06131

Optionable - 20 Angle for 1-1/4 or 1-1/2 flat spring.
P/N 06-06133

10 Angle for 5/8 round spring.
P/N 06-06135

Locks in steerable mode when aircraft is moved forward. Releases to full swivel when pushed sideways or backwards, or when maneuvering on the ground using brakes. Tire is solid soft rubber, with sealed ball bearings.

Note: Requires spacer P/N 06-13609 for use with 1-1/4" spring.
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I’ve been a pilot for 51 years and have flown every tailwheel out there. These are by far the best I have ever owned. My last one was for a Starduster Too . I replaced the original Maule with it. Hands down this family run companies’ tailwheel beats them all.

December 11, 2020

Works great on my Mustang 2 Airplane Thank you

Brenda E
September 6, 2019

Great tailwheel. Be sure to grease it every 50 hours of so and it will last a long time.

Custom A
April 6, 2019

Excellent tail wheel. I have six aircraft that I use this tail wheel on.

Andy P
February 25, 2019

I have this tail wheel on my Skybolt, 12 years and 400 plus hours. Absolutely trouble free. And very reasonably priced too.

November 12, 2015

This is the best tailwheel assembly (for pavement) on the market I have ever had in 40 years. It is better than the Maule or Lang. Incredibly it is cheaper, and lasts longer.

Andrew B
January 14, 2015

This tailwheel worked on my SeaRey for 25 hrs, then became difficult to turn right. Returned for warranty repair, but Aircraft Spruce gave me a refund instead. I will try a Matco tailwheel now. SeaReys are tail heavy with 155 lb. on the tailwheel of mine at gross weight. This may have adversely affected the Homebuilders Tailwheel.

Bruce M
June 28, 2016


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Q: What is the weight of this unit?

Regarding part number 06-06133 (20 degree spring angle), the total weight is 5 lbs, 3.4 oz.

Q: How many leafs in the tailspring is this unit designed for? My tailspring is 1.25 wide.

This product is designed for a flat tail spring that is 1-1/2" or 1-1/4" wide. The amount of leafs would be determined by the designer or manufacturer of the aircraft.

Q: I have just fitted this tailwheel. What are the grease requirements in terms of temperature or grade?

Per the vendor: The grease fitting on the aluminum block where the assembly swivels back and forth, can be lubricated with general purpose grease, approx every 25 hours. The grease fitting on the hub does not require any maintenance due to the sealed ball bearings.

Q: Does this homebuilders tailwheel, part # 06-06131, come with a wheel attached?

Yes, this is complete with the wheel.

Q: Im just looking for a replacement tyre not the whole assembly, please provide the part number

You can use P/N# 06-01044.

Q: What is the gross weight rating?

This is for homebuilt aircraft and not rated. Although the Pitts Model 12 has been using the 6" double fork for over 18 years. Their gross weight is around 2200lbs.

Q: Are replacement parts available to rebuild the locking cam?

We do not stock them but may be able to special order them. Please contact our sales department for price and lead time on replacement parts.

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