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Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationAircraft · 1 month ago

Do small planes like Cessna 172 and SR20 have nose wheel steering locks?

In some flight simulation games, you can fix / lock your NWS on airplanes so that your plane doesn't flip when u use your rudder pedals when you take off but someone said it doesn't exist on real planes.

2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    No, no small airplanes incorporate a nosewheel locking device. 

  • John
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    The Cirrus has a free castering nosewheel (you steer on the ground using differential braking). Same with Diamonds. The 172 has a steerable nosewheel but does not have this lock you're talking about. I'm not aware of any small plane that does. There isn't a need for it. As you gain speed on takeoff and start generating lift, the rudder becomes more effective with the airspeed and the nosewheel less effective.  

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