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Re: Tail Wheel

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:37 am
by MCRO
Remember that the incentive to give tricycle gear and yokes - as a opposed to sticks - to small aircraft was simply to make them more saleable to the motoring population.

The great plus about the taildragger as a trainer is verh simply that it 'puts manners on ye'

No amount of coaching by an instructor is anything like as effective

Maurice

Re: Tail Wheel

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:17 pm
by Roger Ramjet
I'm interested in flying a Piper Cub. Anybody Know any syndicates looking for new members in or around the Dublin Area?
Thanks

Re: Tail Wheel

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:35 pm
by hibby
MCRO wrote:
The philosophy is odd : why should recreational pilot be keen to confine themselves to runways as opposed to fields - there are many more of te latter to choose from

Maurice
When you say "fields" are you talking about grass runways, or fields with no runways?

Re: Tail Wheel

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:18 am
by MCRO
A very healthy proportion of fields are potential airfields : you only have to walk them, and maybe drive the car along at 40 m.p.h, to see if you can safely use them as an aerodrome

The idea of a grass runway only arises when you would like to invite your tricycle friends to fly in, or maybe get a licence to conduct training

Maurice

Re: Tail Wheel

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:29 pm
by ptawse
Just to let you know that the Recreational Flying Club based at Kilkenny can also provide tailwheel difference training on a Citabria 7GCBC G-CONR.

Re: Tail Wheel

Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:55 pm
by Nidata
Here is a great video of G-CONR in action, plus the Socato TB9.
Both of the Recreational Flying Club of Kilkenny.
Go Cats Go !!! :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6gd3dybezU