Do PLANES have a STEERING WHEEL? All about NOSE WHEEL STEERING

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Dear friends and followers, welcome back to my channel. Today´s topic is a question I got asked ever so often.
How do airplanes steer around the apron?
So in today´s video we´ll discuss how a little Cessna steers it´s nosewheel compared to a big airline jet.

The nosewheel on a Cessna is mechanically connected to the rudder pedals which you use to move the rudder attached to the vertical stabiliser. But the nosewheel only moves by a few degrees, so if you wanted to perform a 90-degree turn to enter a taxiway, for example, you would apply brake pressure on either side of the main landing gear and use the propeller airstream to more or less pull yourself around the corner. The disadvantages obviously are tyre abrasion and a lot of stress on the nosewheel strut.

So how do airlines do that?
Using asymmetric thrust would do the job, but the torsion forces on the nosewheel strut would severely damage the construction. So again the nosewheel is linked to the rudder pedals like in our little Cessna. But another additional mechanism was installed, the so-called nose wheel steering which is powered hydraulically. You could compare that to your power steering in your car.

To learn about it watch the entire video, as I`ll be going to more detail about the hydraulics involved moving the nosewheel. When the nosewheel steering disconnects, how to perform a flight control check and using the nosewheel steering disconnection button, how to use the steering pin by the pushback driver and how to maintain on the centerline of the taxiway.

I hope you enjoy the video, a comment and a thumbs up are highly appreciated.

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