|Matco 8" pneumatic wide tailwheel assy. Overall length of 11.20". Max fully splayed arms is 9.29" and overall height is 11.7", weight 7 lbs.||06-01620|
MATCO mfg produces an superior eight inch tail wheel for use with tail dragger aircraft which require a heavier duty tail wheel--the T-8.
The T-8 tail wheel incorporates a geometric release mechanism that allows the wheel to caster after reaching a steered angle of 40 degrees (earlier release available with optional steering arms WHLT-03A). The WHLTW40EE wheel used on the WHLT-8 has a .625 precision sealed ball bearing which is rigorously tested and designed to resist bearing fatigue providing a long bearing life. The arms and wings of the tail wheel fork assembly are composed of 4130 which is heat treated to a Rockwell 38-43 to ensure strength and are irridited to prevent corrosion. The tail wheel base and forks are cast and then black anodized to prevent corrosion as well. The wheel halves are die cast aluminum for light weight and superior strength. The T-8 features split rims for ease of mounting and dismounting its 2.80/2.50-4 tire and tube assembly.
The tail wheel assembly is both steerable and full swiveling and provides easy installation with variant spring tension. This wheel has been designed to release with light spring tension and can accommodate either a 1.25 or 1.50 inch wide spring (Use part number WHLTWB-1 adapter for 1.75 inch wide springs). When a 1.50 inch spring is used, a .25 inch spacer should be used between the base and the spring. The assembly should be mounted on the flat spring so that the pivoting axle is as close to vertical as possible when the plane is loaded. All assembly bushings are made of oil impregnated brass so no lubrication is needed during the life of the tail wheel. In addition, the shaft has been redesigned to .625 for added strength and durability.
How the Geometric Release Works
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Nice sturdy construction, looking forward to many years flying with it.
MATCO PNEU TAILWHEEL ASSY
Looks good, not yet installed.
MATCO PNEU TAILWHEEL ASSY
Replaced the 1.5 with this 3 tailwheel on our BushCaddy R80. First impression out of the box, ..its beefy and certainly should provide better floatation. Like it!
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Very nice tail wheel, put it on a kitfox 3.
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Works great. Thanks
Well finished tailwheel assembly. Works fine. Fit nicely in my Thatcher CX4
I like the idea of a phonematic wheel for my tailwheel. I wanted one as small as I could get. A/S filled that order. The detent is a little stiff but I am sure it will work out just fine. The next item I want is a spare tube or two for this wheel.
I have a Longez and bought this tire to go on a Grove 4 front leg tire. The tire comes with a saw tooth pattern which could potentially pick up small stones from the runway and flick them back into the propeller. The tire is tough, well made (in China) and would suit a tail wheel application but I wreally wanted a slick or a straight groove tire that will fit up into my Longez nosewheel bay. Can anyone assist???
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Per the manufacturer, nothing else will be needed if the installed tail spring is 1-1/4 inch or 1-1/2 inch.
The wheel is a two piece wheel and does not require any special tool for mounting the tire. You would split the rim in two pieces by disassembling the "insert" into the tire. The wheel tie bolts are AN-3 bolts so 3/8" hex heads.
Yes, this has the smooth wide tire.
This wheel incorporates a geometric release mechanism that allows the wheel to caster after reaching a |steered angle of 40 degrees. This allows the tail wheel assembly to be steerable and full swiveling and provides easy installation with variant spring tension.
Yes, the solid tire and wheel assembly can replace the pneumatic tire and wheel assembly.
Per the assembly drawing provided under the overview description, it uses a 2.80/2.50-4 tire, so the 06-08000 tire and 06-08101 tube would fit this unit.
We would have to special order in from Matco. Please contact our sales department for current price and lead time.