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A How To On Changing Over To A Steerable Tailwheel or Nose Wheel

#1
Will there be any videos that will have and demonstrate how to build a steerable nosewheel or tailwheel on any of the planes? I would like to build a plane that will be able to steer the plane rather than just a straight ahead direction. Possibly a video on how to convert planes to become steerable. A few people have already done this on their videos but did not show how they converted their plane. I have many possiblities in mind but not sure just how to proceed. Many thanx. :confused:

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pgerts

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#2
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There is actually no need for a steerable tailwheel to control the plane on the ground.
As soon as you apply som power the tail will move with the rudder if there is a wheel or just something else.
Both planes in the pictures below will taxi on the ground equally well.
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earthsciteach

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#3
I assume you are talking about steering on the ground. Best advice - take your ideas and try them! Pgert's post shows the easiest way. Just connect your tailwheel to your rudder on a tail dragger. For tricycle gear, use a control rod and control horn to steer the wheel with the same servo you use on the rudder. You'll just have to add an extra control rod.
 
#4
Thank you earthsciteach. Pgerts thanx for your insight but it is unacceptabe for what I am looking for. For a tighter turn a steerable nosewheel will always be superior. Your comment (There is actually no need for a steerable tailwheel to control the plane on the ground.
As soon as you apply som power the tail will move with the rudder if there is a wheel or just something else. Both planes in the pictures below will taxi on the ground equally well.)
is well taken and I do thanx you for it.
 
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