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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.
- Anonymous1 month ago
No, no small airplanes incorporate a nosewheel locking device.
- JohnLv 71 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.