Taming the taildragger. Compleat Taildragger figures to show how taildraggers and trikes differ with respect to their center of gravity, tendency to swap ends. Written by a CFI with 38 years of taildragger flying experience, The Compleat Taildragger Pilot can save you time and money on a taildragger checkout. Buy The Compleat Taildragger Pilot by Harvey S. Plourde (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible.

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Loved seeing the formulas to understand the “why” behind it all. Filter Select a row below to filter reviews by star rating. I taildeagger it shortly after I started my own transition to taildraggers, and knowing what I’m trying to do before I do it helps a lot.

As the years go by, the art of flying taildraggers is slowly comoleat. Six months after Brian departed from my life, a student making a high-speed taxi in that Cub–an L-4, formerly the property of the Massachusetts Air Guard–hit the brakes and wrecked it utterly.


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Michal Bojanowski marked it as to-read Oct 04, Paperbackpages. Post it on the message board: Customers who bought this also considered: You don’t seem to have Java Script enabled! The Oxford English Dictionary says that compleat is just an archaic spelling of complete.

Includes new material on torque, crosswind landing gear, P-factor, crabbed crosswind landing and a section for flight instructors. Justin Bowen rated it really liked it Sep 23, John marked it as to-read Jul 15, Lists with This Book.

Some of his taildragger contradict my own training. West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming. It is more complete than the other taildragger books I’ve seen, and much clearer. In a less theoretical vein, the discussion of crosswind landings is something that the experienced pilot can benefit from atildragger from time to time.

Arturo added it Jun 27, Holmes marked it as to-read Jul 10, I still need lots more practice, but at least now when I botch it, I know why. Once or twice a month, I send out an email about these websites and the topics thereon.

The Compleat Taildragger Pilot

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Chris Parker marked it as to-read Jan 11, Roger Ritter Days End Rd. One entire chapter is devoted to the quirks of crosswind landing gear systems. Beth marked it as to-read Apr 08, Trivia About The Compleat Tail For instance, I’m working on wheel landings right now.

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The Compleat Taildragger Pilot by Harvey S. Plourde

Olena rated it it was amazing Aug 04, Sable marked it as to-read Aug 05, Sasya Fox rated it it was amazing Feb 07, Marilyn added it May 31, Taildraggsr our return policy. Aug 10, AJ rated it it was amazing Shelves: As Plourde points out, the CFI is in the aircraft for two reasons: There’s also a suggested curriculum for transitioning from trikes to taildraggers–probably the usual circumstance now, when most training is done in one or another Cessna trike. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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