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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Very clear writing and explanations. I am less sure of the second. This book was written in the 90s, and looks 30 years old, but the content is still very relevant and useful. Dave Croson rated it really liked it Jan 11, Customers who bought this also considered: Patrick Irvin rated it really liked it Aug 25, Perry marked it as to-read Jun 24, Cliff rated it liked it Nov 10, The book is illustrated throughout with clear, though basic, diagrams complementing the text.

Click here for more. Well written old almost lost information about bygone era. The book starts tailfragger advice on choosing a taildragger instructor, and follows up with basic theory explaining why taildraggers are different.

Astonishingly, Plourde’s suggested minimum amounts to This book covered the subject in its entirety, helped me transition from a front wheel to a confident tail wheel pilot. Paperbackpages.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. One entire chapter is devoted to the quirks of crosswind landing gear systems. John Lawson marked it as to-read Jan 11, Arturo added it Jun 27, taildraggeer Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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This book was self-published ah, the wonders of modern computerscojpleat you may not be able to find it in your local mall bookstore. A great book of glorious insights on the physics and difficulties on flying a taildragger. The Compleat Taildragger Pilot is a bit pricey, but not too far out of line as books go nowadays.

To ask other readers questions about The Compleat Taildragger Pilotplease sign up. There’s also a suggested curriculum compleaat transitioning from trikes to taildraggers–probably the usual circumstance now, when most training is done in one or another Cessna trike. Includes new material on torque, crosswind landing gear, P-factor, crabbed crosswind landing and a section for flight instructors. The author explains why wheel landings are useful, how to do a proper wheel landing, and taildragge most common errors made by pilots learning wheel landings.

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The Compleat Taildragger Pilot by Harvey S. Plourde

Aug 10, AJ rated it it was amazing Shelves: Post it on the message board: In plain english,nice read. Jason rated it it was amazing Dec 27, Marlon marked it as to-read Apr 26, Dylan Arttus rated it really liked it Jul 22, Do you have a question or opinion? Last but not least are appendices analysing in detail propellor P-factor, and crabbed crosswind landings. Sasya Fox rated it it was amazing Feb 07, Techniques that will help make you a skilled taildragger pilot.


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Sable marked it as to-read Aug 05, Zachary Yoder rated it it was amazing Jan 16, Want to Read saving…. If your taildrahger pilot shop doesn’t have it, you can order it directly from the author.

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The Oxford English Dictionary says that compleat is just an archaic spelling of complete. Scott Humphries rated it it was amazing Sep 15, Some of his opinions contradict my own training.