The caption says "Don't worry about the nosewheel, it is designed to make very sharp turns."
How many degrees do you think the wheel is turned, in relation to the fuselage? I would say at least 80. What do you think?
Photo © Ander Aguirre
|Quoting Jetstar (Reply 4):|
There is no load on the nose gear during a turn
|Quoting Flyf15 (Reply 1):|
The nosewheel is not the only item used on airplanes to steer them. In this turn, they are most likely using differential braking (braking the left main), and if it were a type with wing mounted engines, applying differential thrust as well (they'd be adding thrust on the right engine).
|Quoting SCXmechanic (Reply 17):|
Regarding that MD-11 pic with one nose tire off the ground. While working DC-10's several years ago, I would sometimes use the turned tiller method to change nose tires when a jack wasn't avaliable. Worked pretty slick but you needed two people. One to hold the tiller and one to change the wheel.
|Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 23):|
Look at the Rudder deflection.Is the Nose gear linked to the Rudder on Grd like the B737.
|Quoting Jetlagged (Reply 26):|
As the runway is wet the nosewheel would have been aquaplaning, so not under a great deal of side load.