"Ralph Jones" wrote
A -REALLY- easy way to find the 15 degree point (after the balance point
under the wing is correct) is to tilt the model over on it's nose 15 degrees
from level flight attitude. When the wheels are in the right place, it will
not tilt forward or back, but nearly be balanced leaning at that 15 degrees.
As far as the toe in-toe out debate, try going to extremes, (5 degrees or
more) both in and out. Fast taxi it, or even take off. Which is better?
I tend to fall firmly on the side of toe out for tail draggers.
I believe that the drag is not as important for keeping it straight,
especially on grass where there is no traction, or little. Where the weight
is pulled when it goes up on one wheel is very important, (it will get
enough traction to turn the plane, even on grass) and in will only make it
tilt more, and weave side to side more.
Don't believe a word anyone (including me) says. Try a very noticeable in
and out, and see what works for you. You will know, for sure what works,
I think some are making the wheel placement too complex. It's not rocket
science. Just place the axle under the leading edge of the wing when
looking down on the wing with the bird in it's T.O. attitude. A tried and