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#1260 - 02/19/18 01:58 PM tail wheel shimmy
edwardscussel Offline

Registered: 05/21/11
Posts: 7
I posted a note 1.5 yrs ago about tail wheel shimmy my citabria. I installed a solid wheel and the shimmy has been eliminated, even with rear passenger at gross weight. I got wheel from Clayton stancel, forgot where he got it. The wheel of course is stiff and maybe slightly less in diameter, maybe slightly more in width. Can't explain why the shimmy went away, but it has not shimmied in half a year.

#1261 - 02/19/18 02:26 PM Re: tail wheel shimmy [Re: edwardscussel]
rolmurrow Offline

Registered: 01/11/11
Posts: 34
Loc: Gavilan, New Mexico

Hi Ed,

The prior shimmy could have been caused by a number of things, such a the prior wheel being a little out of balance, the bearings on it a little loose, or the tire having a slightly irregular shape so it was in balance but hit the ground funny when rotating. I'll bet you are glad the shimmy is gone!
Rol Murrow