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Old 21st Mar 2021, 15:24
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Pilot DAR
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Though thread drift, if you have to abort a takeoff, aerodynamic braking is your friend. Save the wheel brakes, until you can feel that there is weight on the wheels. If you're doing something silly, like forcing the nose down, don't touch the brakes until you stop doing that, on either a tricycle, or a taildragger. I like to see the pitch control moved smoothly to full nose up, as soon as speed decreases to allow this. This will afford you the most aerodynamic braking, it'll remind you that you're still flying (you're not just driving), so you'll continue to fly the plane in all axis as it slows, and you won't be sliding and flat spotting tires. Aerodynamic braking has no cost, brakes and tires are expensive, as is sliding off the runway, because you stopped flying a moving plane!
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