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    Default Re: T3 Tailwheel Suspension?

    Quote Originally Posted by aeroaddict View Post
    Reviving and old thread with some questions.

    1st: everyone still like their T3?


    2nd: Airframes website lists the T3 at 5.2 lbs. Does anyone know the weight of the 2 leaf springs on the CC setup that the T3 would replace? I called Airframes and they didn't have an answer.

    3rd: I noticed that the chains go slack on compression when watching their video. I assume once the tail is not compressed that the chains are taunt again and can enable ground steering?

    Looks like a great product. Thanks
    Gen 3's in front T3 in back, hoping they will help me keep it that way!

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    Default Re: T3 Tailwheel Suspension?

    Thanks.

    40m, I see you are in Shoreham, I lived in N. Ferrisburgh for about 4 years. Beautiful area.
    Dan Arnold
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    Default Re: T3 Tailwheel Suspension?

    Iíve never flown the T-3 so I couldnít tell you about it. But Iíve put the stinger thru hell since last August and itís done well. It also adjust really easy so you can raise or lower the tail for better angle of attack, which was one of the things I asked them to do when they were designing it. As far as the weight not sure the difference but Ill take all the extra weight back there I can get. Iíve been to the manufacturing facility and itís first class operation.

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    Default Re: T3 Tailwheel Suspension?

    Thanks Chuck. The stinger does look robust and I like your comment on the adjustment for AOA.

    From another website on a similair discussion:
    Acme is 6.8 to 7.2 lbs., Airframes is 5 to 5.5 for single shock. A set of heavy leaf springs and clamp is 6.5 lbs.
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    Default Re: T3 Tailwheel Suspension?

    Hi Dan,

    Give us a call or shoot us an email if you have any further questions on the Stinger. California Cubs is the Acme dealer for all CubCrafters branded aircraft and would be happy to help you get one on order!

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    Default Re: T3 Tailwheel Suspension?

    I have an original T3 and have now installed the upgrade kit. (This was strongly advised by a friend last year due to ? failures of some of the original components?)
    The upgrade pieces are definitely more robust and now overall less fasteners as they have a one piece swingarm instead of the original made of three pieces.
    My original was fantastic and this upgrade performs very well also.
    If you have an original T3 you may want to get the upgrade.
    David

    Per the website:

    T3 Tailwheel Suspension Upgrade Kit
    This kit will upgrade your existing single shock T3 to our new Revision 2 model.
    We've listened to our customers and created a stiffer, stronger and better rebounding suspension at the same weight as the original.
    Improvements:
    -Wider clamping area, fewer fasteners, and a simplified, stiffer design
    -Solid aluminum swingarm for durability
    -All-new shocks that are twice as strong with improved valves for smoother rebounding




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    Default Re: T3 Tailwheel Suspension?

    Quote Originally Posted by aeroaddict View Post
    Thanks Chuck. The stinger does look robust and I like your comment on the adjustment for AOA.

    From another website on a similair discussion:
    Acme is 6.8 to 7.2 lbs., Airframes is 5 to 5.5 for single shock. A set of heavy leaf springs and clamp is 6.5 lbs.
    I put a T3 on my EX. I had a Pawnee spring and a custom attach bracket Iíd made for it. The two weighed 5 pounds. The Carbon Cub version of the T3, with a single cylinder and spring weighed 5.5 pounds.

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    Default Re: T3 Tailwheel Suspension?

    You are going to love it. Same here on the weights; my stock two leaf form CC was 5 lbs. T3 weighed in at 5.5 lbs, an extra half pound of shear bliss!
    Dan Arnold
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    First flight yesterday with the T3. I love it. I resisted for a long time because I always wheel land and thought it was unnecessary. I was wrong. What a difference.
    Flying Carbon Cub EX #11 since 2011

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    Default Re: T3 Tailwheel Suspension?

    An added benefit for me is during taxi. Our taxi ways have 'a few' tar snakes and the T3 just sucks them up and cruses right over them.
    Dan Arnold
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