moy71 Posted February 12, 2009 Share Posted February 12, 2009 When side-slipping the Jabiru aircraft on approach, does the nosewheel move in conjuction with the rudder? Or perhaps the nosewheel moves independantly of the rudder in flight? Why I ask is this: in a Left-to-right crosswind situation (using side-slip approach), the pilot would hold the left wing down and kick the right rudder to align the plane to the runway. Is the right rudder RELEASED to the neutral position just before touchdown of the nosewheel or is it released gradually? I am confused as to how the nosewheel would react if the pilot needs full right rudder on approach (remember sideslip) to maintain alignment and if he touches down in this position, would there be a tendency for the plane to loop to the right since it has touched down in the full right rudder position? I think I read somewhere that Cessnas have a mechanism that separates the wheel steering function from the rudder in flight. In other words when the right rudder is kicked in flight, the nosewheel REMAINS in the neutral position. Can anyone confirm this? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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