Bearhawk Tailwheels LLC
Bearhawk Tailwheels LLC's all new TUNDRA Tailwheel
The TundraTailwheel Features
The forks are beefed up with thicker 4130 stee,l as is the main cross tube at the top of the forks. The forks made 1" wider to accomodate that wide 400 x 4 tire and longer to so the 12" tall tire will fit. It's taller, wider and beefier than our standard tailwheel.
Please Note: It is highly recommended that the Tundra Tailwheels be used only on airplanes that fly primarily off of grass or dirt strips of for off-airport work. The larger tailwheels do have a tendency to shimmy on asphalt.
Is the TundraTailwheel Right for You?
Flight Testing the Tundra
The Prototype Tundra Tailwheel was mounted to Mark Goldberg's Bearhawk which has some large Tundra tires on the mains currently. It was flight tested and several takeoffs and landings were conducted on all types of surfaces and crosswinds. We found that the Tundra tailwheel performed well but required the friction control be tightened to eliminate shimmy tendencies on grovved runways. It was slammed down on landings, swearve tested and it was well behaved in all tests.
Below is a picture of the Tundra Tailwheel mounted on Marks Bearhawk. Note: He bought it, so its still there.
Please note, the Tundra does have a tendency to shimmy on asphalt or cement runways unless you tighten the friction adjustment. We do recommend that the Tundra be used primarily for off airport or grass or dirt runways only.