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Old Oct 26, 2010, 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by jgalexander View Post
Hi Rob, here are some rules for tail-draggers I just learned in preparing for my private pilot exam. I think they might help out when it's windy.
Tailwind: Elevator full down
Headwind: Elevator full up
(Just think about keeping the the tail wheel planted firmly on the ground)
Quartering tailwind:Elevator full down; Upwind aileron full down
Quartering headwind: Elevator full up; Upwind aileron full up
(The goal here is to keep the upwind aileron from catching the wind and (again) keep the tail on the ground)
Have fun!
Thanks Josh, I"ll remember this when I am taxiing on windy day.
I try not to fly Extra on days like today, but its been a while and I already had it with me.
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