Tailwheel Springs

In August 2006, a question was asked on the mailing list about Fly Baby tailwheel springs.  The plans show a sketch, but don't provide precise details.  I've got about 400 hours on my plane, and the spring and tailwheel assembly are doing fine, so I posted the drawing and photos below.

However, one man on the list did agree with me:  He's using a setup based that shown in the plans, and his is doing fine as well.

Here's a drawing my setup, followed by a photo.

For other details of tailwheel setup, see Drew's Notes on the Maule Tailwheel.  While it concentrates on one model, his setup advice applies to all designs.

Ron Wanttaja