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User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 20
Posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1638 times:

is there a maximum speed, i assume for taxiing, that te nose wheel can be used for turning the plane? Are the engines ever used to do this, like one reversing and the other forward, on small runways?

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User currently offlineAJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2406 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1624 times:

Hi Lephron, turning technique was discussed in this thread:

Speeds vary according to the radius of turn required and standard operating procedures for the airline. For example my airlines requires 10kts or less for a 90 degree turn whilst taxying.


User currently offlineSanthosh From India, joined Sep 2001, 548 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1516 times:

Ground Aircraft turning speed varies at different places and different angles of turn.Also the amount of loading on the aircraft influences the turn you make.We use engine power to keep the aircraft moving on the ground.Some time the power to different engines are varies eg: to take a 90 degree right turn the right thrust lever is advances along with it the rudder is applied to steer the nose wheel to the right.If we use too much power during turns then that can even drag the wheel as the turn advances.So for tighter turn the speed is always low.


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