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Adrian Hazeldine08/07/2020 20:06:28
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Quick question - have the majority of models built retained the castoring tailwheel as per the plan?

Steve Dunne08/07/2020 20:41:31
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Hi Adrian,

I retained the castering tailwheel on both of my Stampes, and have very few issues in ground handling (no problems at all in the air... cheeky).
The only time that the rudder is not enough is when trying to turn back out of wind at the end of the landing roll out, but then I find the same problem with my 1/4 Jungmeister and 1/4 Christen eagle both of which have steerable tailwheels.

They can all manage it if I retain enough draught over the fin&rudder, but sometimes ground conditions make that difficult...

Go with it!


Nick Somerville08/07/2020 20:53:43
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68 photos

Mine is as per plan and also no issues and behaves as Steve said. I recall that on my first Stampe I put a pin into the underside of the rudder and connected it to the tailwheel with a rubber band for increased steering authority.

John Bisset08/07/2020 21:15:25
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What Steve describes is how I recall the full size Stampe behaved too.

Serious crosswinds were 'challenging' = best avoided and even in light crosswinds sometimes accepting a gentle, slow, groundloop was the safe option when taxying. On hard surfaces sometimes that wee burst of power to get rudder authority could be a headache causing speed build up, and real Stampes mostly have light tail weight so using the brakes is best avoided. Lots of fun - thinking ahead mattered.

John B

cymaz08/07/2020 21:53:54
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Steerable tailwheel on mine. Taxiing is easy

Adrian Hazeldine09/07/2020 17:23:06
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thanks for the info everyone.

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