Scenario: A small, single-engine airplane with tricycle landing gear (not an Ercoupe) lands in a crosswind without the pilot applying adequate crosswind correction for drift. Luckily, tricycle gear automatically corrects for this when the main wheels' tire treads resist the airplane's sideward movement, causing the airplane's sidewise velocity to decrease, preventing the tendency to overturn or tip the airplane.





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