Re: Rudder control & front gear

From:         Steve Howie <>
Date:         02 May 95 13:27:38 
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Wayne Dockery ( wrote:
: Is a commercial aircraft (e.g., B747), I understand the
: plane is controlled by the rudder for 'yaw'.  However,
: once on the ground does the pilot have to make some
: change to steer the craft with the nose gear vs. the
: rudder?  In other words, are the rudder pedals also
: used to steer the nose gear?

Steering on the ground is usually done using a hand tiller, controlled by
the captain's left hand. Rudder action only starts to work above
roughly 80 knots or so.


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