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REPLACEMENT WHEELS FOR HOMEBUILDER’S SPECIAL TAILWHEELS

From $28.85 to $45.70
Description Size Weight (lbs) Part Number Price Buy
Homebuilders Replacement Tailwheel4 x 1.5 x 5/8 BB Natural1
06-03500
$28.85
Quantity
Homebuilders Replacement Tailwheel4 x 1.5 x 3/8 BB Natural1.1
06-00067
$30.55
Quantity
Homebuilders Replacement Tailwheel6 x 2.125 x 5/8 Balloon/Solid2.75
06-03600
$45.60
Quantity
Homebuilders Replacement Tailwheel6 x 2.125 x 1/2 Balloon/Solid2.75
06-02988
$45.70
Quantity
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Overview

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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Reviews

As good as expected

Quincampoix
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

I use the R&K 4x1.5 x 5/8 on my Midget Mustang which lands kinda fast.and so far had 3 1/2 years good service (about 350 hours) from the my initial cheapie tool-cart wheel...BUT....I first packed the inside of the wheel and bearings (yes, they are open to accept grease on the inside portion) with high pressure rating 50% moly grease. If you do that right away they just might last forever, or until the rubber goes. However if you want to make it a really nicely rolling unit, press out the old clunker bearings and press in a pair of Enduro 202FFLB truly-sealed bearings. Theyre about $17 depending on where you shop. I did that to my just-in-case-spare wheel, but the first is still going strong.

Bob
September 20, 2021

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.

Jl
November 21, 2015

These wheels are ‘way’ out of round. I bought 2 and they both have the same identical issue. When you put them on an axle and spin the wheel, it looks like a record on a turntable that’s missing the centering pin. They look good and feel good, and are very heavy duty…just not designed for any speeds over 8 miles an hour. The factory says they are designed for heavy duty dolly’s and carts moving slowly across a shop or warehouse floor. I wouldn’t recommend them for any type of aircraft use. Unfortunately, I will be returning these ASAP.

Jim B
May 29, 2021

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

Less than 150 landings/75 hours on mine (6x2212x 1/2) balloon tire and it delaminated off the rim..... wobbles and spins freely relative to the hub. Maybe I got a lemon, but maybe not. Purchased something different to replace this with.

Jeffrey B
September 20, 2021

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

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Please note, Aircraft Spruce's personnel are not certified aircraft mechanics and can only provide general support and ideas, which should not be relied upon or implemented in lieu of consulting an A&P or other qualified technician. Aircraft Spruce assumes no responsibility or liability for any issue or problem which may arise from any repair, modification or other work done from this knowledge base. Any product eligibility information provided here is based on general application guides and we recommend always referring to your specific aircraft parts manual, the parts manufacturer or consulting with a qualified mechanic.

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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