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Old Oct 07, 2012, 09:41 PM
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There is insufficient weight on the tail wheel for it to do anything, even with it being steerable. Upon take off roll, the back end gets even lighter and you have 2 choices. One is to give it full up elevator to maintain as much weight as possible so the rear wheel can track, steerable or not. Or 2, apply more throttle and leave elevator neutral (or slight down) to get the tail off the ground so the rudder can work - initially with the wind coming off the props and then when you get a little airspeed going. This first few feet are the most challenging but once you get the hang of doing one or the other, ground steering is not a problem.
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