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From $27.50 to $43.50
Description Size Weight (lbs) Part Number Price Buy
Homebuilders Replacement Tailwheel4 x 1.5 x 5/8 BB Natural1
Homebuilders Replacement Tailwheel4 x 1.5 x 3/8 BB Natural1.1
Homebuilders Replacement Tailwheel6 x 2.125 x 5/8 Balloon/Solid2.75
Homebuilders Replacement Tailwheel6 x 2.125 x 1/2 Balloon/Solid2.75
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Replacement wheels with tires and bearings for the Homebuilder's tailwheels.

Natural Rubber
R&K only utilizes the highest quality natural rubber which has been formulated in strict accordance to our specifications. High grade natural rubber is durable, versatile, and has excellent physical properties such as cut-and-tear and abrasion resistance.

Balloon Rubber
Available in both grey and black, balloon rubber is the most resilient and shock absorbing tread material available.
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As good as expected

February 5, 2021

I was reluctant to purchase this wheel but the quality seems much better than reviews I have read. Bearings fit well, bolt hole is concentric with the wheel etc. It is well made and performing very well so far.

Randy E
December 14, 2019

Use these on a PANZL S330 Aerobatic Monoplane. Tailwheel lasts around 75 landings before showing appreciable wear. Around 150 landings its either worn off half the rubber or it has splits in the sidewalls. For the cost, I carry one as a spare when I travel and keep one on the shelf. The Panzl doesnt carry the tail-weight of the Pitts but does have similar touchdown speeds. For the money, they are just fine.

Aaron M
August 14, 2019

The 4 x 1-1/2 wheel is actually 1-3/4 wide at the hub with bearing. Had to narrow the wheel (belt sander) to fit my 1-1/2 tailwheel yoke.

November 21, 2015

The manufacturer recommends max 225 pound operating load rating. Seemed fine until I got about 25 landings on it. Became very noisy. Realized the bearings were dry/ no grease! And no way to grease into the bearing. This was the wrong product for me with a solid axle mounting the 4 wheel. If they had pre-lubricated bearings they would be fine.

John B
November 5, 2020

USE CAUTION! This wheel/tire assembly is used on my S2B Pitts. My existing R&K wheel threw its tread. R&K Industrial told me that the rubber tire portion is glued to the aluminum hub and is NOT intended for use at the rotational speeds resulting from aircraft tail wheel use. The replacement R&K wheel/tire assembly purchased from ACS arrived (new out of the box) in an UNUSABLE condition. The bearing hole bored in the hub was a full 1/8 off of center. This resulted in an assembly which was badly out of round and definitely not usable as a tail wheel. After speaking with the R&K Industrial people at length, it is very clear that QC is NOT high on their priority list as these wheels (so I was informed) are intended for use as ground castors. Now if that story isnt bad enough, here is the bad part. The time and cost of shipping this wheel back and forth to ACS exceeds its cost

Ray V
November 28, 2018


Q: What are the weights of these replacement tailwheels for homebuilders?

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Q: What are the weights of these wheels?

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Q: What is the OD of tailwheel tire # 06-03600?

Part number 06-03600 has an OD of approximately 6 inches.

Q: Do these wheels come as an assembly (i.e. complete with bearings) or do the bearings have to ordered separately and assembled?

These wheels come with the bearings.

Q: Are the bearings sealed, so no external lube is required?

Correct, these bearings are sealed and already inserted ao there is no lubricant required.

Q: What type of material is the tire ? durameter rating ?

This is a rubber tire, 65-70A duro.

Q: What is the inside diameter of the bearings (where the axle goes through)?

The inside diameter of t he 06-03500 bearing is .625".

Q: Is the 6 x 2.125 x 1/2 Balloon/Solid fit with the 6in double fork?

See part # 06-03600.

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