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User currently offlineNonfirm From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 434 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4467 times:

Is there a way to get the DC-3 to steer on the ground without having a set of rudder pedals and not using differental braking.Can you use the yolk to steer.Thank for the info in advance.  airplane 

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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4461 times:

Yeah, those tail draggers are a bitch to handle.

Harry



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User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3299 posts, RR: 44
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4458 times:

Damn good question Nonfirm. Here's what my Sybex strategy guide says:

Taxiing: Raise your eye level (Shift + Enter) or toggle the cockpit panel (W) if you have trouble seeing over the DC-3's nose. Adjust power between 800 and 1,000 rpm (F2 or F3 as necessary) for normal taxi speed. Lock or unlock tail wheel (Shift + G) as needed, for better directional control. Use rudders for directional control along the taxiway and runway.

Best of luck! Its hard, I still haven't really figured it out. The easiest way for me is to power up one engine more than the other, lol.

Cheers,
Cameron


User currently offlinePJFlysFast From United States of America, joined May 2006, 463 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 4398 times:

You can use the throttles to help steer the DC-3 on the ground. Be carful though to much throttle can make for a bad day!

User currently offlineCO737 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 4371 times:

There is a way to use differential braking while on the ground, which basically means that you are steering the airplane by braking one wheel and not the other. So, if you want to go left, use the left brake only and vice versa for the right. Unfortunately, I haven't installed FS 2004 on my new laptop yet so I can't look up the controls, so I'll leave that to you guys! Hope that helps!

James

BTW, its a lot easier to use differential braking than it is to keep locking and unlocking the tailwheel.



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User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3299 posts, RR: 44
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 4365 times:

Quoting CO737 (Reply 4):
BTW, its a lot easier to use differential braking than it is to keep locking and unlocking the tailwheel.

By default, differential brakes are F11 and F12.

Cheers,
Cameron


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