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Van's Type Tailwheel Tapered Rod Spring

Van's Type Tailwheel Tapered Rod Spring

Regular price $125.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $125.00 USD
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Tapered rod spring for Van’s type aircraft. This item does not come pre-drilled; you will need to match drill to fit your parts. See our document on Drilling the Tail Spring for more information.


  • Direct replacement for Van’s tailwheel springs
  • 0.875″ (7/8″) forward end to match Van’s type fuselage weldments
  • Now available with two different aft mounting diameters: 
    • 0.635″ aft end to match Van’s (pre-2017) and our original Screaming Eagle tailwheel mounting sockets
    • 0.644" aft end to match Van's (2017-present) mounting socket and JDAir yoke
  • Fully heat-treated
  • Precision ground
  • Approximately 21″ long, same as the original
  • Weight 2lbs.10oz.
  • NOTE: This is not a replacement for the RV-14 tail spring

Intended uses:

  • Direct replacement for Van’s type springs that are bent or incorrectly drilled
  • Use to replace old-style bent tailwheel springs when upgrading to a Screaming Eagle tailwheel
  • Use to custom fabricate your own tailwheel system on Tailwinds, T-18’s, Cubs, and many other taildraggers of 2000# gross weight or less.

Also useful as:

  • Club
  • Paperweight
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