by Jonathan M. Stern
Nose Wheel Steering System
The rudder pedals, in addition to controlling the rudder, are also linked to the nose wheel in most general aviation airplanes. A steerable nose wheel provides greater control during taxiing, takeoff, and landing. In the Cessna 182RG, the nose wheel can be turned approximately 15° either side of center with rudder pedal application. The degree of turn can be increased to approximately 30° either side of center through use of differential braking.
Because you have selected auto-coordination, the controls that move the ailerons also manipulate the rudder. Should you later choose to manipulate rudder and ailerons independently, the following table describes the controls for the rudder/nose wheel steering: