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Old 23rd Apr 2015, 05:44
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grounded27
 
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My first taxi experience was in the 742 after a few years of maintaining the body gear steering system an alot of time pushing back and towing , it was an absolute pleasure. A little thrust on the O/B engine, that nose will go 90 deg in a tight turn with the body gear to follow up.

The MD11 takes a bit more planning, the nose wheel only turns somewhere around 80 somewhat deg, speed is more critical as the opposing wheel comes off the ground due to the raked gear, I scrubbed many tires. First time getting used to the "ass in the Grass" is a bit of a challenge. None the less like anything else, it was easy after a bit of practice.
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