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Old 10-10-2019, 06:39 PM   #1
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Default Nose wheel steering getting stuck in place, how to overcome?

I can pilot the F86 fine, just sometimes I get my nose wheel stuck in a position in place, usually just off straight. I know that I'm supposed to hold the S\nosewheel steering button until im straight, and I know how to turn. I know that the Emergency fuel switch will lock it in place usually and you're not supposed to test this until lined up on the runway, though the wheel can lock without using this switch.

So, why does it cease up, and how can I unlock it? Thanks
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Old 10-10-2019, 07:11 PM   #2
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The F-86 doesnt have nosewheel steering, you have to use differential braking.


Edit: Sorry, it seems that I'm confusing it with the MiG-15 as it has been a good while since the last time I flew the Sabre
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Old 10-10-2019, 07:13 PM   #3
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You have to press the NSW button and then "find" the position at which the nose wheel was left at, with the rudder, until it re-engages.

You can try to:

1. Press NSW button
2. Go full rudder on the side where the wheel is pointing, and slowly recenter the rudder.

The wheel shoul dre-engage and you're good to go. But don't rush it and don't ever release the button, lol.
IIRC if you let the engine RPM drop too low the NSW will get disconnected also, so keep a little power during the turns.
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Old 10-10-2019, 07:13 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rudel_chw View Post
The F-86 doesnt have nosewheel steering, you have to use differential braking.
That's totally wrong.
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Old 10-11-2019, 12:48 AM   #5
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If what bkthunder said doesn't seem to work and you are stuck in a turn, you should use the differential braking after all. It's possible for the nosewheel to rotate 'out of the steering range', either by using the differential brakes to turn in the first place, or during turn in which you steer close to the limit.
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Old 10-15-2019, 04:18 PM   #6
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I’m looking over the documentation trying to find something, but anecdotally I’ve seen a connection between loss of steering and idle engine RPM. My suspicion is that if you are getting the generator warning that sufficient electrical power isn’t making it to the utility hydraulic systems. When I’ve managed to avoid spending a lot of time at idle I seemed to have fewer instances of stuck nosewheels.
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Old 10-16-2019, 07:28 AM   #7
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Steering button needs to be pressed all the time for active steering. When button is released, nosewheel will be "stuck" at the position of release. And that's that.
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Old 10-19-2019, 08:54 PM   #8
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you could try the taxiing training mission which will explain the NWS. though if you cant be bothered...If your wheel is locked left, turn your rudder that direction then engage NWS button, turn rudder slowly back to centre and this should catch the wheel and bring it back around for you, keep button pressed until finished taxiing.
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Old 10-19-2019, 08:55 PM   #9
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OR, according to the training mission, you can turn off realistic NWS in the F86 special tab of the options menu and it will function normally whenever you press the NWS button
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Old 10-19-2019, 09:28 PM   #10
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From Chuck's F-86 guide, page 43:

"Note The nose wheel steering system will not engage if the nose wheel is more than 21 to either side of center. Should the nose wheel be turned more than this, it must be brought into the steering range by use of the wheel brakes When the nose wheel steering activation button on the control stick is released, the nosewheel steering system starts to work as a shimmy damper and the nose wheel goes to the self castering mode."
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