tail-wheel

tail-wheel

A wheel located at the aft end of the fuse-lage and the aft of the main landing gear. Airplanes with such wheels are referred to as tail-wheel-type or conventional landing gear airplanes.
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We've long considered the Citabria/Decathlon to be the standard by which tail-wheel ground handling is measured.
I remember thinking afterward, if it had been a sierra model, the position of the tail-wheel probably would have snagged a load and likely flipped over.
"We used it with our Cessna 172s and also with our unique, tail-wheel Grob 109B motor-gliders.
A forged tail-wheel provides smooth chain operation and a reversible conveyor allows for precise spoil placement.
They hacked away at ice on the top of the bleak glacier, finding the plane's propeller, a Browning gun and a tail-wheel, as well as the last remains of the men.
A third 195 pilot was minding his own business during runup when another tail-wheel airplane, a Waco, taxied into his airplane from behind.
Maj Mehl demonstrated extremely precise aircraft control making a flawless tail-wheel first landing, saving a national asset that is one of only 33 U-2s left in the Air Force inventory equipped with a sensor of which only six exist worldwide.
Key features of the T560 include: hydrostatic trencher drive that operates through a planetary gearbox; 30-inch tail-wheel for smoother chain operation and low-profile digging chains for better tooth penetration; mechanical leveling allows trenching on sloped surfaces; and a reversible conveyor allows precise placement of soil to either side of the machine.
With a few exceptions--Beech's Bonanza or the Ercoupe, for example--most offerings were tail-wheel machines.
That meets certification requirements, but with the relatively high landing accident rate of tail-wheel airplanes, especially those in regular use in the backcountry, we recommend buyers opt for the better, four-point system that is an option.
His shop does a lot of work on back-country airplanes and he has installed various types of shoulder harnesses on tail-wheel Pipers and Cessnas.
The Dragger line of tugs includes a pair of gasoline and battery-powered tugs for both nosewheel and tail-wheel airplanes up through 6000 pounds.