VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

-POSTING RULES
-Advertise in here!
- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Keep VAF Going
Donate methods

Point your
camera app here
to donate fast.

  #21  
Old 04-20-2022, 07:38 PM
Blw2 Blw2 is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2022
Location: Saint Johns, FL
Posts: 15
Default

Many years ago when I was actively flying and very current...not long after my instrument rating, the school has a lease back 7AC Champ...so I went for a tailwheel sign off

Solidly the most fun I've had flying was in that thing.

but I never could get the hang of it. I tried a couple other times in a cessna 120 and a 140.

I think you're right about the Cessna's leading to poor instruction.... but I think it's more than that.

I don't think the tail wheels on those aircraft at least most of the time, were rigged properly. The would make a terrible racket as soon as the tail settled
but I think my primary issue was not being able to get over my fear of prop strike when raising the tail. It just felt wrong to me.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 04-20-2022, 07:55 PM
Taltruda Taltruda is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 1,183
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blw2 View Post

but I think my primary issue was not being able to get over my fear of prop strike when raising the tail. It just felt wrong to me.
I have a fix for that.. one trick is to chock the wheels, have a student in the plane and raise the tail. By having the prop at 12 and 6, you can raise the tail and let them see the sight picture where the prop would hit. Usually itís at such a ridiculous angle that the student realizes that you donít need to be afraid to raise the tail on takeoff.
__________________
Tom
Las Vegas
RV-4 flyingÖ
RV-8 empenage finished 10-2020

Wings Started.. 11-2020
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 04-21-2022, 01:44 AM
rv8ch's Avatar
rv8ch rv8ch is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: LSGY
Posts: 4,686
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Taltruda View Post
I have a fix for that.. one trick is to chock the wheels, have a student in the plane and raise the tail. By having the prop at 12 and 6, you can raise the tail and let them see the sight picture where the prop would hit. Usually itís at such a ridiculous angle that the student realizes that you donít need to be afraid to raise the tail on takeoff.
Very good suggestion. When I was getting RV-8 transition training my instructor did this - and it helped me a lot. One "sight picture" is worth 1000s of CFI words.
__________________
Mickey Coggins
Fresh Ukraine update from RV-6 owner Alex 16 June 2022!
http://www.rv8.ch/help-people-in-ukraine/
"Hello, world!"
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 04-21-2022, 05:40 PM
Blw2 Blw2 is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2022
Location: Saint Johns, FL
Posts: 15
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Taltruda View Post
I have a fix for that.. one trick is to chock the wheels, have a student in the plane and raise the tail. By having the prop at 12 and 6, you can raise the tail and let them see the sight picture where the prop would hit. Usually itís at such a ridiculous angle that the student realizes that you donít need to be afraid to raise the tail on takeoff.
nice! I'm going to remember this in case I ever get a chance to try it again!
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:15 AM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.