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An airplane that lands and taxis on a tail wheel or tail skid, its nose off the ground.
- ‘Try to make all landings main gear first unless you're flying a taildragger.’
- ‘Even when an airplane is firmly on the ground, control of a tricycle or taildragger at 60 knots can be dicey.’
- ‘Maule offered a less powerful, nosewheel trainer version of its M7 bush bird taildragger.’
- ‘Cessna started building C - 120 and C - 140 two-seat taildraggers.’
- ‘The usual places for rust are at the rear of the fuselage in the taildraggers and inside the door frames and in the strut carry-through in the belly of nosedraggers.’
- ‘Some taildraggers have a deserved reputation as squirrels during landings, but the Super Decathlon isn't one of them.’
- ‘The Dewoitine D.342 was a low - wing taildragger but it did not enjoy a commercial success.’
- ‘Unfortunately for Aeronca, the era of taildraggers was almost over when they began producing the Sedan.’
- ‘It was hard to fault the result, as the Cruisair 14-13 and Cruisemaster 14-19 taildraggers were among the most efficient airplanes in their respective classes, despite their seemingly antiquated triple-tail construction.’
- ‘An agile taildragger with plenty of wing, the Decathlon's configuration is perfectly adapted to short-field work.’
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