From: Mark Radovich <firstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: OzEmail Pty Ltd - Australia Date: 12 May 95 03:22:49 References: 1 2
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email@example.com (Robert Dorsett) wrote: >The 747 is a bit different: it's controlled by the tiller on the ground, by >the rudder when aerodynamically active. It has a further option of steering >using the center gear bogies to further assist the nose gear. Not exactly so. Earlier models of the 747 came I think with an option of rudder pedal nose wheel steering, however it was definitely a standard fit on later models (I think it became standard on B747-300's). So if the an airline wanted to buy a new -300, and in order to have commonality with their existing fleet of -200's and -100's, they actually had to pay extra to have the rudder pedal nose wheel steering system removed!