Longhornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3290 posts, RR: 45
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4443 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.
CO737 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4356 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!
BTW, its a lot easier to use differential braking than it is to keep locking and unlocking the tailwheel.
Every takeoff is optional, but every landing is mandatory.