The Tail Wheel assembly was started late. I could not decide between the original "A" Frame set up or the newer leaf spring arrangment favored by many over in Europe. Although I tend toward the original, the tail wheel is one area which has changed quite a bit over the years. Even BHP opted to update from a skid to a tail wheel in later models. If I was assured of always having a turf runway to land on I would stick to a tail skid, but those days are long gone I am afraid. So, having decided on a tail wheel, I thought the investment in this critical part, justified the small outlay and savings in time. I opted for the 4" "Home Builder" tail wheel from ACS.