Having problems with nose wheel rubbing and shimmy at 40 kts. Dismantled and found similar rubbing marks with previous fork. Called Roger.

Comment

You need to be a member of Zenith Aircraft Builders and Flyers to add comments!

Join Zenith Aircraft Builders and Flyers

Comment by Gary Motley on September 11, 2019 at 7:14pm
Terry, mine is severely out of round and very out of balance. Symptoms improved after static balance which required A Half Pound of weight! I plan to just finish running this tire then replace with an aircraft tire instead of the golf cart tire.
Comment by Donald K. Pardon on September 11, 2019 at 4:31pm

Seems to me that inflating at only 12psi would bulge out the sidewalls even more.  Ours are all at 20psi with what appears to be plenty of clearance on the front fork.  Of course, we have yet to fly her!

Comment by Terrence "Dr. Terry" Hall on September 11, 2019 at 4:10pm

No, I had inflated to 20 PSI as recommended by Matco.

Zenith is sending me a narrower tire 190 mm instead of 201mm.

Even new Fork is just over 200 mm.

Thank you for the insight. Roger told me today that maybe I should only inflate to 12PSI.

Comment by Donald K. Pardon on September 11, 2019 at 4:03pm
Under inflated tire possibly?

New from Zenith:

Zenith Planes For Sale 
 

Classified listing for buying or selling your Zenith building or flying related stuff...

                                                     

Weather Maps


Custom Instrument Panels
for your Zenith
:

Custom instrument panels are now available directly from Zenith Aircraft Company exclusively for Zenith builders and owners. Pre-cut panel, power distribution panel, Approach Fast Stack harnesses, Dynon and Garmin avionics, and more.


Custom Upholstery Kits for your Zenith Aircraft:

Zenith Vinyl Upholstery Kits


Zenith Apparel from EAA:


Zenair Floats


Flying On Your Own Wings:
A Complete Guide to Understanding Light Airplane Design, by Chris Heintz


Builder & Pilot Supplies:

How to videos from HomebuiltHELP.com

Developed specifically for Zenith builders (by a builder) these videos on DVD are a great help in building your own kit plane by providing practical hands-on construction information. Visit HomebuiltHelp.com for the latest DVD titles.

Aircraft Insurance:

 
 

West Coast USA:

Transition Training:

Pro Builder Assistance
 

Pro Builder Assistance

Aircraft Spruce & Specialty for all your building and pilot supplies!

© 2019   Created by Zenith.Aero.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service