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Old 03-26-2017, 12:40 PM
rockwoodrv9 rockwoodrv9 is offline
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Originally Posted by n82rb View Post
gotta ask, why would anybody want to put a training wheel on their RV?

bob burns
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Old 03-26-2017, 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by RV9A Bill View Post
Because some of of us are not skilled in the art of flying a tail wheel aircraft, but in our unskilled way still flying RV aircraft.
I had to laugh when I read this. Yesterday I let my father-in-law try and land my -9. While he is a long time pilot, he has zero tailwheel time.

It was a humbling experience for him but he is convinced that with a few hours of training, he will have it nailed. (I would have to agree with him.)

Don't let the tailwheel thing frighten you. It takes us all about 10 hours +/- to learn to land a tricycle gear airplane and about 10 hours +/- to learn how to handle a taildragger and who among us couldn't use another 10 hours of training?

If someone wants a taildragger, then by all means buy, build, or modify your plane into one.

Here is a little secret about taildraggers, with almost 1,000 hours of tailwheel time, I can assure it doesn't take a superman to fly one.
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Old 04-02-2017, 07:39 PM
Soarandtow Soarandtow is offline
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Default I have 9A gear weldments and legs

I went from a 9a to a 9 I have the main gear weldments and legs that have never been used. Make offer if you need them.
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