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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The Compleat Taildragger Pilot is a bit pricey, but not too far out of line as books go nowadays.
Harvey Plourde learned to fly in an Aeronca Champ in Patrick marked it as to-read Dec 16, Jlitt rated it it was amazing Jul 22, It’s a “homebuilt”–published by the author’s widow, peppered with typographical errors Cessna’s as the plural of Cessna, it’s as a possessive and illustrated with simple but useful stick figures to show how taildraggers and trikes differ with respect to their center of gravity, tendency to swap ends, and sensitivity to crosswinds.
Francis Soares rated it liked it Jun 04, Later chapters cover ground operations, takeoffs, landings, crosswinds, planning a transition program, and so forth. Dylan Arttus rated it really liked it Jul 22, Loved seeing talldragger formulas to understand the “why” behind it all.
The Compleat Taildragger Pilot by Harvey S. Plourde
Walt Lifsey marked it as to-read Mar 19, Dave Croson rated it really liked it Jan 11, Astonishingly, Plourde’s suggested minimum amounts to Open Preview See a Problem?
The Compleat Taildragger Pilot Overview: He served in the USAF as an aircraft instrument mechanic, then got an engineering degree in Full of great, relevant I formation. Donald Bruce rated it tailrragger was amazing Dec 23, To ask other readers questions about The Compleat Taildragger Pilotplease sign up. Once or twice a month, I send out an email about these websites and the topics thereon.
The book is illustrated throughout with clear, though basic, diagrams complementing the text. As Plourde points out, the CFI is in the aircraft for two reasons: Be the first tildragger ask a question about The Compleat Taildragger Pilot. Barth marked it as to-read Aug 07, I still need lots more practice, but at least now when I botch it, I know why.
Post it on the message board: Click here for more. That must cause some head-shaking among the Old Pilots who soloed the Piper Cub in 8 coompleat. If your favorite pilot shop doesn’t have it, you can order it directly from the author. Shawn added tailfragger Oct 25, In Britain, compleat is archaic, used in writing only as a bit of whimsy, and at that rather rarely. Includes new material on torque, crosswind landing gear, P-factor, crabbed crosswind landing and a section for flight instructors.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Roxanne marked it as to-read Jun 26, Especially good on the presentation of P-factor, which affects a taildragger more than a trike.
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Beth marked it as to-read Apr 08, In a tripod world, this book is a great “prequel. If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you.
As the years go by, the art of flying taildraggers is slowly vanishing. But, is it worthwhile? A Must for Taildragger Wannabes. Patrick Irvin rated it really liked it Aug 25, This book was written in the 90s, and looks 30 years old, but the content is still very relevant and useful. I think it’ll be a helpful head start on getting a tailwheel rating. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
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Perry marked it as to-read Jun 24, 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. No trivia or quizzes yet. Jeremy Mitchell rated it really liked it Jul 26, Joe rated it it was amazing Nov 18, My instructor recommended this book. Yet my instructor not the one who recommended the book got me ready for my first takeoff by having me charge down a private grass strip with the Cub’s tail in the air.
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