Effective ground control while taxiing is accomplished through nose wheel steering by using the rudder pedals: left rudder pedal to steer left and right rudder pedal to steer right. When a rudder pedal is depressed, a spring-loaded steering bungee (which is connected to the nose gear and to the rudder bars) will turn the nose wheel through an arc of approximately 15 degeach side of center. By applying either left or right brake, the degree of turn may be increased up to 30 deg each side of center.
Moving the airplane by hand is most easily accomplished by attaching a tow bar to the nose gear strut. If a tow bar is not available, or pushing is required, use the wing struts as push points. Do not use the vertical or horizontal surfaces to move the airplane. If the airplane is to be towed by vehicle, never turn the nose wheel more than 30 deg either side of center or structural damage to the nose gear could result.
The minimum turning radius of
the airplane, using differential braking and nose wheel steering during taxi, is
approximately 27 feet. To obtain a minimum radius turn during ground handling,
the airplane may be rotated around either main landing gear by pressing down on
a tailcone bulkhead just forward of the horizontal stabilizer to raise the nose
wheel off the ground.
WING FLAP SYSTEM
The single-slot type wing flaps
(see figure 7-3) are extended or retracted by positioning the wing flap switch
lever on the right side of the switch and control panel to the desired flap
deflection position. The switch lever is moved up or down in a slotted panel
that provides mechanical stops at the 10 deg and 20 deg positions. For flap
settings greater than 10 deg, move the switch lever to the right to clear the
stop and position it as desired. A scale and pointer on the left side of the
switch lever indicates flap travel in degrees. The wing flap system circuit is
protected by a 15-amp push-to- reset circuit breaker, labeled FLAP, on the left
side of the switch and control panel. A gear warning interconnect switch
is incorporated in the flap system. and sounds a warning horn when the flaps are
extended beyond 200 with the landing gear retracted.