Has anyone had any experience with a tail strike before? I was preflighting with a new student today and he said why is there a wire sticking out from the bottom of the rudder? I saide to myself..."what the hell"? I checked the bottom part of the rudder and all the paint was scraped off like somebody filed down the bottom. The back fin tab was also about to fall off. Then there were cracks all over the bottom like puzzle pieces and then a white wire dangling out. So that got me thinking....the guy before me was just hired by our company and maybe he doesn't want anyone to know about something like this his fist week on the job...still though... :banghead:... you could spot it easily. So if you tail strike is it easy to feel from the pilots perspective?