lehpron
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Ground Turning Speeds

Fri Dec 26, 2003 12:57 pm

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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AJ
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RE: Ground Turning Speeds

Fri Dec 26, 2003 1:21 pm

Hi Lephron, turning technique was discussed in this thread:
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/tech_ops/read.main/74672/4/

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.

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RE: Ground Turning Speeds

Tue Dec 30, 2003 3:41 am

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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