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XyZspineZyX
08-23-2003, 04:19 PM
In Il2 you needed to use brakes and rudder to steer on the ground. In FB, the rudder is all you need. Also, is anyone notice that it does not make a difference if you lock or unlock the tailwheel as the steering seems to be unaffected. Anybody notice this? Is this a bug?

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XyZspineZyX
08-23-2003, 04:19 PM
In Il2 you needed to use brakes and rudder to steer on the ground. In FB, the rudder is all you need. Also, is anyone notice that it does not make a difference if you lock or unlock the tailwheel as the steering seems to be unaffected. Anybody notice this? Is this a bug?

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XyZspineZyX
08-23-2003, 06:15 PM
There are some airplanes, including the He111, that require differential braking with the rudder. The only aircraft I have a problem with (still) is the Me262. It's a real booger to turn, very difficult to steer on the ground. Rudder or no rudder, it just won't turn unless I get up some speed and hit the brakes.. and even then it turns only a couple of degrees. I've been told here on these forums by people who seem to know that the front wheel/tire is only a castor... but can somebody please just give it nose wheel steering? Is realism so important when it comes to taxiing?


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XyZspineZyX
08-23-2003, 06:24 PM
Yeah some planes are different than others...
Ive never locked the tailwheel myself...ill try it out.

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XyZspineZyX
08-23-2003, 06:45 PM
mike_espo wrote:
- In Il2 you needed to use brakes and rudder to steer
- on the ground. In FB, the rudder is all you need.

I disagree: in FB (1.1b and before) at certains speeds and throttle, braking helps turning.

- Also, is anyone notice that it does not make a
- difference if you lock or unlock the tailwheel as
- the steering seems to be unaffected.

This is definetly true!


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XyZspineZyX
08-23-2003, 08:28 PM
Turning in the ME262 is complicated, but becomes second nature once you figure it out. The trick is to use ONE engine at higher throttle than the other in order to turn the aircraft. Doing this as well as using conventional rudder and breaking techniques will turn your ME262 right around no problems.

Also: Hey folks, I'm pretty much new to this forum, coming by from the Raven Shield forums, and just starting on the LoMac forums. UBI takes up a fair share of my time these days...

XyZspineZyX
08-23-2003, 11:10 PM
actualy tis a sad truth.....fb suffers big time when it cames to taxi.......especialy the Me.
i have tryed and tryed to taxt with this....but at best i blow out at least one engine.

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