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Advice for working with small taildraggers?

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Hi folks.Anyone know of a good place to find out about moving around an airport in a taildragger? I just started using the C185, and to move taxi (and for the take-off roll, for that matter), I have to either use spot plane view or go to 2d panel-view without the panel displayed. In RL, folks don't have that option... how do they successfully taxi, etc.?--Tony

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Yep, you can see out the side and that is how you taxi and take off. Can't simulate that in this game unfortunetly.

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Same for the Citabria, PIC sit's in the front seat(this is a tandom* airplane) and you are up high enough to see over the nose, and if you can't see over completely, you just pull your self up a bit on the airframe "rollbars" in front of you. I suggest adjusted the view to being high up in the cockpit, simulating the pulling up on the bars to see over, and also if you happen to be sitting on a cushion to get you that extra 2-3 inchs of height to see over the nose.--------------Paul Meyerwww.KryptonAir.comwww.LAARTCC.org

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Sure you could. I find the forward 45 degree views quite adequate for S-taxis. For takeoff, position yourself such that you have a runway edge reference out the left forward view and use that until the nose comes over. And for a plane like the Stearman with the virtual cockpit, you can also shift your viewpoint from the pilot seat to slightly off the side as if you were leaning over a little and get a bit of a forward view along the fuselage.

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Same with PA 19. Some neck-craning. Which would be shift-enter (I think).

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