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    Getting fitted to Patrol
    T3 Tailwheel Suspension gets fitted to a Patrol

  • #2
    Looks awesome Dan!
    Mike

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      • #4
        Mountain bike shocks ? Great idea.

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        • #5
          Has anyone seen an update on endurance of the T3 model for the 4-place?

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          • #6
            This appears to be for a tapered rod spring. Is that correct? Airframes Alaska told me they do not have a T3 version for the 4 Place B model, which uses the tapered rod spring. Possibly they have updated?
            Last edited by robcaldwell; 11-06-2018, 09:32 AM.
            Rob Caldwell, EAA Chapter 309
            Davidson, North Carolina
            BH Model B Quick Build Kit Serial # 11B-24B / 25B
            Build Log: https://bearhawk4place.blogspot.com/

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            • #7
              I have an A model T3 coming. As I understand they have beefed up the side plates (thicker) ect. to support the tail weight at gross. To my knowledge they do not make the T3 for the B model at this time.

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              • yateselden
                yateselden commented
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                I should add, Im talking 4 place.

            • #8
              My 4 place T3 showed up today, very nice piece.
              7 lbs on the scale
              Last edited by yateselden; 11-06-2018, 06:04 PM.

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              • K44
                K44 commented
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                I'm looking at one for my 4 place also let me know what you think of it and some pics Thanks

            • #9
              My T3 will not be installed till next summer. I will be getting a tunndra wheel from Eric. Mark Scott has been flying a T3 for a while and could possibly give you an earlier review than I.

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              • Ray Strickland
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                I’d like to hear from Mark about that. Think you could encourage him to give us fence-sitters a report? Thanks.

            • #10
              Ray, I found his email but didn't get much info. I would order one before the price increases. Plenty of videos on YouTube. Air Frames Alaska has info also, and are the suppliers

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              • #11
                Late Night Discovery!
                The Bearhawk spring and tailwheel perch has a 1 1/2" width.
                The T3 has a 1 3/4" width at the tailwheel, being to wide for Eric's tail wheel pocket. I emailed Eric, he said his tooling is not setup for an 1 3/4 pocket. I will contact the T3 designer to see if that can be changed to accommodate Eric's tailwheel. I will likely machine 1/8" off each side, it is quite robust there. A different tailwheel could also be used.

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                • Ray Strickland
                  Ray Strickland commented
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                  Bummer. I have Eric’s tailwheel.

              • #12
                I just ordered a tundra from Eric. I will machine the T3 to fit, plenty of material so I have no concerns.

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                • #13
                  I have the t3 with the tundra lite tail wheel which is 1 1/2. I removed a notch 1/8 X 1/8 on each side which leaves plenty of material

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