I didn’t know you could bend those springs that much permanently. Good to know. I know that the tailwheel bolt is supposed to have a negative castor, but don’t know that I’ve ever seen it on an RV, except the RV14 that has a more robust, and curved (I believe) tail spring - at least the one RV14 TD I saw at Oshkosh had one. It may not have been a stock unit.
I don’t think I’ve ever had the tailwheel shimmy, but I have broken one of those steering links, so maybe there was a shimmy right at first after landing. I know that my landings were better, and easier with the broken (removed) steering link - waiting for a new one. I eventually went to the ugly door springs and it was an instant improvement.
RV6/2001 built 2000/sold 2005
RV8 Fastback/2008 built/sold 2015
RV6/Used kit purchased 2021 building
Last edited by Scott Hersha : 06-27-2022 at 08:22 PM.