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Take-off Distance

There are a few considerations that would increase the take-off distance in an aircraft.

  • Using a runway with long, wet thick grass compared to a dry smooth sealed runway. 
  • Having the nose too high creating too much drag for flight which in turn can cause the dragging of the tail wheel along the ground
  • Tailwind or crosswinds compared to a headwind
  • A higher Take-off weight
  • Lack of power
  • Starting the take-off roll with low RRPM
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