Tail Wheel Strut

Howard is currently in the final phases of refining a fix for the tail wheel strut on the Howard Aircraft. Similar technology to the main landing gear assembly has been applied to the tail strut, which elliminates the “bottoming-out” and “thumping” observed with the old tail wheel strut. The increased stability of the newly designed tail wheel strut will be noticeable on all ground operations, but especially during three-point landings. The engineering is complete on the tail wheel strut redesign, and Howard is currently working on FAA approval for the re-engineered equipment. Once FAA approval is received for the tail wheel strut, Howard Landing Gear LLC will offer the modification to customers.

Newly Designed Tail Wheel Strut

Tail Wheel Strut Components

Tail Wheel Strut temporarily installed for final sizing and design modifications.