RV Castering Nose Wheel

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  1. Feb 24, 2007 #1

    pequeajim

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    I am curious if any of you guys who are flying an aircraft with a castering nose wheel ever experience a touchdown with the nosewheel skewed to the side?
     
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    Jorear

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    I have not heard of this happening. One would think that at the speeds that RV's cruise at, the nosewheel pant would make the wheel position itself in trail. This irregardless of the breakout force (about 24lbs) of the nosegear. I suppose that if the breakout force is set too high, you could end up with a cocked nosewheel.

    I personally have not noticed this occuring, with 46 hours on my 6A. Now if you want to talk about bounced landings, then that is another story!! :gig:



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  3. Feb 25, 2007 #3

    Captain_John

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    I haven't flown a nosedragger RV, but I have flown the Grumman Tiger and the Cirrus.

    With those planes, it never seemed to be a problem. Like Jeff said, the relative wind from the slipstream will cock the wheel into position.

    :) CJ
     

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