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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A Must for Taildragger Wannabes. Aug 25, Aidan Garcia Sadler rated it it was amazing. Walt Lifsey marked it as to-read Mar 19, In a less theoretical vein, the discussion of crosswind landings is something that the experienced pilot can benefit from reviewing from time to time.
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Arturo added it Jun 27, Dylan Arttus rated it really liked it Jul 22, Joe rated it it was amazing Nov 18, Is Complete actually misspelled on the cover? Olena rated it it was amazing Aug 04, Francis Soares rated it liked it Jun 04, This book covered the subject in its entirety, helped me transition from a front wheel to a confident tail wheel pilot.
Marc Welleman marked it as to-read Jan 24, Astonishingly, Plourde’s suggested minimum amounts to My instructor recommended this book. Very clear writing and explanations.
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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Roger Ritter Days End Rd. One entire chapter is devoted to the quirks of crosswind landing gear systems. For example, Plourde is dead set against high-speed taxis, which he regards as dangerous in the extreme.
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Harvey Plourde learned to fly in an Aeronca Champ in West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming. Cliff rated it liked it Nov 10, Michal Bojanowski marked it as to-read Oct 04, No trivia or quizzes yet.
Bruce is currently reading it Sep 06, The book starts with advice on choosing a taildragger instructor, and follows up with basic theory explaining why taildraggers are different. Last but not least are appendices analysing in detail propellor P-factor, and crabbed crosswind landings.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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.
Sable marked it as to-read Aug 05, Customers who bought this also considered: E rated it liked it Mar 26, 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. Part of the basic library for any pilot who flies or hopes to fly a taildragger.
It is more complete than the other taildragger books I’ve seen, and much clearer. Wells Hamilton rated it liked it Apr 10, Keith rated it really liked it Oct 27, I highly recommend this book to any aspiring taildragger pilots.