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tail wheel

n
1. (Aeronautics) a wheel fitted to the rear of a vehicle, esp the landing wheel under the tail of an aircraft
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It was the first major transport aircraft inducted in the IAF.Ee It is a fixed-wing, propeller-driven airliner and twin-engine metal monoplane with a tail wheel type landing gear that revolutionised air transport in the 1930s and 1940s.Ee
By now, I had replaced four tires while learning to land it and needed to replace the tail wheel tire, which was a Polish tire that was an odd size.
The engineers instead installed a dual-wheeled main landing gear and a dual-wheeled tail wheel along the centerline of the fuselage.
Scope of quantity or scope: The provision applies to the making of 5-year leasing of short tail wheel machine w / optional, see specifications.
It's rare to find a Piper P18 Super Cub in Alaska these days without some sort of modification--"bush wheels," a Cavanagh Door, Willow Mountain Ranch Floor, larger wing fuel tanks, extended main landing gear, or strengthened tail wheel springs.
The brake-rider, an aviation electronics technician, was able to stop the aircraft with the tail wheel at the threshold of the hangar door.
Pilot Wedekemper says another big difference is that the B-17 is steered on the ground by a tail wheel instead of a nose wheel, making it much more difficult to maneuver.
When I snugged the axle bolt, the lack of spacers resulted in too much stress on the wishbone that holds the tail wheel to the axle.
Mechanics, proper towing procedures for your AH-64 are important if you want to avoid tail wheel damage.
Replete with a tail wheel that dangled from the rear fuselage, the H-37 looked like a committee had designed it.
I don't know the technical name for it, but it is a tail dragger (airplane with a tail wheel) similar to a high winged Cessna with two passengers.
The second aircraft's tail wheel lock pin failed to disengage preventing the aircraft from turning.