tailwheel

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tailwheel

(ˈteɪlˌwiːl)
n
(Aeronautics) a wheel fitted to the rear of a vehicle, esp the landing wheel under the tail of an aircraft
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tailwheel

[ˈteɪlˈwiːl] Nrueda f de cola
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Jim Montague is one resident authority on the Swift and on the Swift website (www.globetemcoswift.com) says, "It is not correct to say 'I've flown tailwheels, I can fly a Swift.'" Davis and Montague recommend that pilots with no tailwheel experience get some hours in a Citabria or a Cub before hopping in a Swift.
Perth once had the classic A-shape three runway set-up used by numerous military bases in the days when aircraft had tailwheels. Today, two are in use and the third acts as a taxiway that leads to the general aviation area.
IAA acquired the assets of Tailwheels, an FAA CFR 141 Certificated Flight School, in April 2017.
The flivvers I fly have steerable nose- and tailwheels, so I don't have to depend on the brakes to maintain directional control on the ground unless I'm flying a different airplane.
All of the PowerTow tugs have a single driving wheel and will attach to almost any nosewheel aircraft and to Scott tailwheels. With adapters they will work with some other tailwheels; check with the factory.
Items like clear, Lexan floor panels, smoke generators, Haigh locking tailwheels (admired by new Pitts pilots; less-so by old sticks) and spring steel gear (to replace the older bungee-cord design) are popular mods.
Finally, after an excursion across an infield during takeoff, I did some serious looking at Scott 3200 tailwheels on other airplanes.
Some tailwheels began breaking after gross weight went to 2500 pounds in 1981, a problem corrected on later models with beefier gear.
Although primarily designed for nosewheel airplanes, the EZ series and 12 Volt DC Tug will connect to Scott tailwheels.
There was a time when almost all light airplanes had tailwheels. They were cheaper and lighter to build than nosewheel airplanes and, besides,"we've always done it this way," has always been very powerful in guiding design decisions.
Insurance on a Decathlon is surprisingly inexpensive, provided the owner has the experience in tailwheels as well as time in a Decathlon.
Additionally, STCs are available for Cleveland and Bodell brakes, installing skis or floats, PA-18 Super Cub landing gear, tundra tires and various tailwheels. You can also get extended baggage bays, left side doors, door removal, increased gross weight, various tail surfaces and auto fuel.