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Old 4th Aug 2018, 14:13
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Pilot DAR
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
Age: 59
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The tailwheel locking pin can also be sheared during careless ground handling with a tow bar. In such a case, it is possible that the pilot could select it to the locked position, and be unaware that the tailwheel was not effectively locked. It's certainly nice to have a locked tailwheel, though a safe takeoff is still possible with it unlocked, the rudder will steer the plane if used with purpose.
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