WrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 9 Reply 2, posted (2 years 11 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3136 times:
The Tow Bar hooks up to the Upper (non rotating) section of both NLG oleos. The power steering is placed in bypass so the oleos will caster and you tow/push back as required. The bar is a y shaped unit 2 hook up points for the a/c and single hook up for the tug. The AN124 crews I've worked with are pretty efficient at getting the bar offloaded and hooked up when needed and re stowed once tow complete. I've had to do a few tows and pushbacks due to lost pilots going the wrong way down taxiways.
Max777geek From Italy, joined Mar 2007, 538 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (2 years 11 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2755 times:
BMI727, If I got WrenchBender speech correctly the 2 (apologize) "legs" of the steering nose landing gear aren't turning either way. the wheels only are, "in axis" with their sustaining leg, sorry for improper use of terms but I think you got my point.
One or two that they are you can almost have the aircraft turning on a needle pin, assuming there are no locks for a 180' turn.
747400sp you're welcome, always nice reading somebody say thanks.