Microsoft Flight Simulator Handbook

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:

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