The original configuration of an aeroplane's undercarriage was tailwheel. Only during World War II did the nosewheel become common due to the longer runways required to take off with the heavy loads. After the war, the tricycle undercarriage layout became standard, but the traditional arrangement has always been known as the 'conventional' undercarriage. The tailwheel configuration is lighter, simpler and offers less drag. It is also better for rough-field operations. Many agricultural aircraft, aerobatic aeroplanes and ultralights, therefore, have this configuration. However, the conventional undercarriage does introduce some extra demands on the pilot, especially during take-off and landing, and in strong winds. A tailwheel aeroplane is more difficult to operate on the ground because the centre of gravity is behind the mainwheels; therefore, it tends to deviate from a straight path during taxi, take-off and landing. Since tailwheel aeroplanes demand more piloting skill, flying one well is a sign of a good pilot. If you want to fly a warbird, antique or a modern aeroplane with a conventional carriage, this book tells you how in a simple, clearly illustrated way. It begins with the theory and dynamics of the tailwheel aeroplane and then describes the piloting techniques needed to safely fly this configuration. There is also a fascinating collection of stories about what it is like to fly some of the common and not-so-common tailwheel aeroplanes - stories by old hands that otherwise could only be found in a good session of hangar flying. Author: David Robson ISBN#: 1-875537-66-x Pages: 196
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Aviation Theory Centre (ATC) is a Australian family owned business, that was developed to provide the aviation industry the highest quality training manuals and reference media for pilots � for all license levels and ratings. The company has been in existence for more than twenty-five years, originating in Melbourne and relocating to Brisbane in 2009. Aviation Theory Centre researches, authors, illustrates, and edits all of its own material. Aviation Theory Centre has established a network of consultants who advise, critique and edit the drafts. THE MANUALS ARE CASA COMPLIANT The Australian series of manuals complies with the CASA syllabus which in turn, is aligned with ICAO requirements. Aviation Theory Centre has also prepared books for publication in the US and UK through partner companies, ASA and Pooleys, respectively.
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