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Redline Sidewinder for 1977 Lance

frankiep73

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Who has purchased the Redline Sidewinder for a Lance, and if so, which model did you purchase; the .875 ID, or the .937 ID Axle Tube?
 

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You may need to measure yours to be sure. My Arrow listed 2 sizes as well and when I spoke with them they stated that piper used 2 different axle sizes on the same model plane so it’s best to measure and be sure
 

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2 different sizes? Interesting, as I was not aware Piper had 2 different sized axle tubes. Thanks for the info.
 

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2 different sizes? Interesting, as I was not aware Piper had 2 different sized axle tubes. Thanks for the info.
My Lance was different than my Seneca II is...so yeah...two different sizes.
 

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I appreciate all the feedback. I spoke with the owner of Redline Aviation and he shared with me info I wasn’t aware of; It seems when Piper manufactured the Lance’s in the 70’s they used 2 different sized axle tubes. I’ll be measuring mine tonight.
 

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Had an issue with my redline tug. The switch on the Milwaukee side would get stuck in the on position. Not a very good thing to happen when backing into a hangar. Fortunately, I keep chocks in my hangar so I don't back her up too far. Disengaged the battery before any damage.

Called Redline and I spoke with the owner. He sent out a new switch. Nice guy. Not used to good customer service like that.

Love my Redline but it did cause a little heartburn the last 2 weeks.
 

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So, what one did you have to order for your 77 lance? I have a 77 also and was thinking of ordering one of these?
 

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Because Piper installed two different size, nose gear axle tubes, so to be sure I ordered the correct Sidewinder, I had to measure my airplanes axle tube which measured .875 ID. I placed the order and it’s a perfect. My only recommendation would be to order the extension bar. Although it’s not recommended for the Lance, I’m ordering one as I feel it’ll give me better control and visibility of the tail when backing the plane into the hangar. Other then that, I love this tool!
 

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Thanks for the info. I ordered one the other day.
 

frankiep73

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My 15” extension arrived today. I’m planning on taking it to the airplane tomorrow, attaching it and giving it a go. I’ll let ya know if it was a waste of money, or if it’s what I expected to be a beneficial add-on.
 
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