Tailwheel chain and connector

Jun 10, 2019
The tailwheel chain and connector for one side of our 1968 7ECA has come off and the connector is no longer with us. We have been doing a lot of training getting our club members up to speed on TW flying, and it’s a little hard on the plane. Does anyone have a good source for the TW parts? It’s the Scott 3200.

Any secrets to keeping everything in order?

Bob Turner

Well-known member
Apr 4, 2018
Hardware store. Most early taildraggers used toilet parts.

Later Champs with the big Scott have what looks like special (expensive) springs, but before that it was just bed spring springs and toilet chain. I back those sleazy teardrop shaped clips with heavy steel wire, twisted.