Tail Wheel Operation Video

Tail Wheel Operation Video

We’ve put together a simple video showing steerable the tail wheel in action. the tail wheel is connected via springs to the rudder. The spring pressure provides for good positive steering without being too stiff. In a couple of segments within the video you can see the tail wheel deflected beyond the direction of travel and the springs allow the tail wheel to simply center up without changing direction. In addition the maximum angle for the tail wheel correlates with the radius with one of the main wheel brakes locked up. This allows the airplane to be turned on a very tight radius pivoting around one of the main wheels.

 

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