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Conventional Gear Flying a Taildragger

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ISBN-10: 1560274603

ISBN-13: 9781560274605

Edition: 2001

Authors: David Robson

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The original configuration of an airplane's landing gear was tail wheel. Only during World War II did the nose wheel become common as longer runways were required to take off with the heavy loads. After the war, the tricycle landing gear layout became standard, although the traditional arrangement has always been known as "conventional" gear.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Aviation Supplies & Academics, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 220
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Author/Editor
Contributors to Part Three
Introduction
Theory
The Tail Wheel Airplane
Airplane Design Features
Low-Inertia Aircraft
Wing Loading
Gust Response
Airplane Structure
Fuselage
Wings
Empennage
Langing Gear
Main Gear Assemblies
Main Wheel Tires
Brakes
Care Of Brakes
Parking Brakes
Tail Wheel Assemblies
Tail Wheel Tire
Tail Skid
Ground and Flight Dynamics
Ground Dynamics
Geometry (CG Position in Relation to the Main Wheels)
Ground Loop on Takeoff
Dynamic and Aerodynamic Effects of Propellers
Slipstream Effect
Torque Reaction
Gyroscopic Effect (Precession)
Asymmetric (Non-Symmetrical) Blade Effect
Summary
Flight Dynamics on Takeoff
Moment Change on Takeoff
Dynamics and Aerodynamics in Flight
Adverse Aileron Yaw
Increased Rudder and Elevator Power
Wing Drop at Stall
Flaps
Flare and Touchdown
Final Approach
Initiation of the Flare
Flare Problems
Bounce (Under-Rotation)
Balloon (Over-Rotation)
Recovery From a Bounce, Balloon or Hang-Up
Solution to Landing Flare Problems
Types of Touchdown
Three-Point Landing
Wheeler
Tail-Down Wheeler
Dynamics on Landing
Friction on Contact
Bounce
Tail Moment Arm
Yaw/Swing/Ground Loop
Aerodynamics on Landing
Ground Effect
Span, Aspect Ratio and Sweep
Adverse Aileron Yaw
Flight Techniques
Ground Operations
Preflight and Prestart
Airframe Inspection
Engine Start
Taxiing
Moving Forward
Taxiing Speed
Braking and Steering Technique
Brake Failure
Ground Surface Condition
Wind Effect
Head Wind
Tail Wind
Crosswind
Checks
Run-Up Checks and Pretakeoff Vital Actions
Postflight and Security Actions
Engine Shutdown
Postflight Inspection
Securing the Airplane
Tie-Down
Normal Takeoff
Takeoff Performance
Factors Affecting Takeoff Performance
Takeoff Direction
Effects of Wind
Constant Wind Velocity
Wind Gradients
Wind Shear
Wind Gusts
Thermals
Turbulence
Runway Considerations
Length
Surface
Slope
Aircraft Condition and Configuration
Flaps
Takeoff Weight and CG Position
Aircraft Condition
Density Altitude
Pilot Technique
Takeoff Flight Technique
Lineup
Takeoff Roll
Keep Straight with Rudder
Liftoff
Initial Climb and Turn
Energy, Momentum, Wind
Low-Inertia Airplanes
A Takeoff in Practice
Approach and Landing
Airplane Control on Approach
Decision to Land
Approach Path
Runway Length
Runway Slope
Runway Surface
Density Altitude
Wind Effects
Aircraft Weight and CG Position
Aircraft Configuration
Aircraft Age and Condition
Pilot Qualities and Familiarity
Escape Routes
Atmospheric Effects
Wind Gradient
Wind Shear
Wind Gusts
Turbulence
Air Density
Flight Technique
Entry into the Pattern
Base Turn
Establishing the Approach Path
Establishing Centerline and Turning Onto Final Approach
Final Approach
Slipping
Forward Slip
Sideslip
Slipping Turn
Short Finals
Landing Technique
Pilot's Viewpoint
Sitting Height
Side-By-Side Seating
Landing Maneuver
Taildragger in the Flare
Types of Landing
Three-Point Landing
Wheeler Landing
Tail-Down Wheeler
Technique
Flare
Hold-Off
Touchdown
Ground Roll
Common Faults in the Landing
Balloon
Bounced Landing
Hang-Up
Flaring and Holding Off Too High
Full Stop, Stop-and-Go or Touch-and-Go?
Advanced Takeoffs and Landings
Crosswind
Crosswind Component
Crosswind Flight Technique
Crosswind Takeoff
Weathercocking and Wing Lifting
Lifting of the Upwind Wing
Diagonal Takeoff Run
Drift After Liftoff
Crosswind Pattern
Base Leg
Final Approach
Centerline
General Considerations
Landing Techniques
Crab Method
Wing-Down Method
Drift Control
Touchdown
Combination Method
If The Wing Lifts In The Flare
Diagonal Landing
Short-Field Operations
Performance Charts (P-charts)
Eyeballing the Slope
Short-Field Takeoff
Short-Field Landing
Soft-Field Operations
Soft-Field Takeoff
Soft-Field Landing
Low Flying
Why Fly at a Low Level?
Ground-Referenced Flight
Speed
Apparent Drift
Inertia and Momentum
Momentum and the Wing
What is Low Inertia?
Pilot Responsibilities
Planning
Obstacle Clearance
Ground Features
Effects of Atmospheric Disturbances
Wind
Low Altitude
Misleading Visual Effects
Turbulence
Mechanical
Thermals
Technique
Low-Flying Checks
Aircraft Configuration
Technique
Lookout
Allow for Airplane Momentum
Trim
Bird Strike
Some Different Taildraggers
Introduction
Why?
Austers By Peter Whellum
General Description
Flight Operations
Preflight
Starting
Hand Swinging
Taxiing
Takeoff
Crosswind Takeoff
General Handling
Descent
Approach and Landing (Three-Point Landing)
Landing Roll
Stirring the Pudding
Summary
An Auster Anecdote by John Freeman
Avions Mudry CAP 10B By David Robson
General Description
Flight Operations
Starting
Taxiing
Takeoff
General Handling
Approach and Landing
Summary
Austflight Drifter By David Robson
General Description
Flight Operations
Starting
Taxiing
Takeoff
Engine Failure
General Handling
Stalling
Approach and Landing
Summary
Bellanca Citabria/Decathlon By John Freeman and David Robson
General Description
Citabria
Decathlon/Super Decathlon
Flight Operations
General Description
Starting
Taxiing
Takeoff
Cruise
Approach and Landing
Cessna 185 Skywagon By John Freeman
General Description
Flight Operations
Starting
Taxiing
Takeoff
General Handling
Approach and Landing
Crosswinds
Summary
CAC CA-25 Winjeel (Little Eagle) By David Robson
General Description
Landing Gear
Tail Wheel
Flight Operations
Starting
Taxiing
Takeoff
General Handling
Approach and Landing
Crosswind Landing
De Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk By David Robson
General Description
Flight Operations
Starting
Taxiing
Takeoff
General Handling and Aerobatics
Approach and Landing
Summary
De Havilland DHA-3 Drover By David Robson
General Description
Flight Operations
Engine Start/Priming
Taxiing
Takeoff
General Handling
Approach and Landing
Crosswind
Summary
De Havilland D.H.82 Tiger Moth By John Freeman
General Description
Flight Operations
Starting
Technique for Hand-Swinging the Propeller
Taxiing
Takeoff
Engine Failure
Crosswind Takeoff
General Handling
Approach and Landing
Crosswind Landings
Summary
Some Life Lessons For the Tiger Moth Pilot
Taxiing
Starting When No Help Is Available
Crosswinds
Aerobatics
Securing the Aircraft
Crosswind (Again)
Douglas DC-3 (Dakota) By Captain Don Hutchison
General Description
Flight Operations
Taxiing
Takeoff
Airborne
Approach and Landing
Afterword
GAF Avro Lincoln (Long-Nose) By John Laming
General Description
Flight Operations
Starting the Merlins
Takeoff
General Handling
Flyby
Approach and Landing
Afterword
Hawker Sea Fury By John Laming
General Description
Flight Operations
Preflight
Starting
Taxiing
Takeoff
Airborne
Approach and Landing
In Retrospect
Piper Pawnee By John Freeman
General Description
Piper Pawnee PA-25-235
Flight Operations
Starting
Taxiing
Takeoff
General Handling
Approach and Landing
Crosswinds
Summary
Anecdotes
An Easy Life
Time Slows Down
Pitts Special By David Pilkington
General Description
Flight Operations
Starting
Takeoff
Aerobatics
Spinning
Approach and Landing
Landing Roll
Further Comment
Slepcev Storch By David Robson
General Description
Cockpit Ergonomics
Flight Operations
Preflight
Starting
Taxiing
Takeoff
General Handling
Approach and Landing
Crosswind
Conclusion
Southern Cross Replica By Captain Tom Russel
General Description
Flight Operations
Introduction
Preflight
Starting
Taxiing
Takeoff
Cruise
The Open Cockpit
General Handling
Approach and Landing
Conclusion
Index