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    Cessna 185 Landing gear legs,hubs, stinger, tailwheel.

    So, my 1973-6 (its a long story) Cessna 185F is getting some new legs. I am probably in no hurry to make the change unless this works right into someone else's project timeline.

    For your consideration are:
    2 Heavy duty gear legs with all the hardware, hubs, stainless brake line etc.
    Stinger with locking Scott 3400 tailwheel, 10" tailwheel.

    All is in perfect working order, no damage history, and no good reason I am replacing except I like titanium things.

    I think I'll start at 6k for asking price.

    Let me know if you have any questions.

    Brad








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    Sent you a PM. Thanks.

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    Here's a bump for this thread. The gear has been removed from my plan and are ready to sell. I am keeping the lock collar off the tailwheel and my old saddle. Everything else is for sale as a package or separate.

    Brad

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    Don’t think that is a Scott tail wheel, look a lot like a MaCaulley.

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    It's a Scott 3450 with a locking mechanism for sure. Pretty rare as the locking mech isn't made or supported by anyone anymore.

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    This tail wheel came off my 185, the bracket on top is for banner towing , but it has the notch for the lock to engage. I think this is a MaCaulley. Here are the diferent forks, the. Wide is for Scott the narrow is for the MaCaulley. I may well be wrong but this is what I have , had to buy a new Scott head for the wide fork.Click image for larger version. 

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    Mccauley heads can be identified by those holes drilled around the top perimeter of the head. Another giveaway is the steering arm shape being symmetrical. Scott straight steering arms are straight on one side and angled on the other and have a set of holes located in the mid-span area as well.

    The tailwheel in question does not have those holes in the head, has the Scott steering arm, and has the Scott data tag riveted in the normal location and does not have those holes in the top. That's why I believe it's a Scott 3450 that's for sale here.

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    Thanks always wondered, I never messed with them much. I changed it to the wide fork and glider tire and it’s in my shop hiding. I change the whole thing, spring and mounting and complete tail wheel. What I had was shot and just not worth playing with. My 180 had a Scott so I was able to just change the fork, when I tried that with this one I got a little surprise. The lock was removed when I got the plane and a banner hook was there.I assume the cable and lever in the cockpit was from the original lock. Thanks again solved a mystery for me from many years ago.
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