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msalama
09-14-2006, 06:52 AM
Hiya all you experten!

Did real-life Würgers have steerable tailwheels, or were they free-castoring?

S!

KIMURA
09-14-2006, 07:19 AM
a/c with tail wheel-layout were free-castoring. While taxying the pilot used diffencial-brakes and/or rudder/throttle to steer the a/c.

Kettenhunde
09-14-2006, 07:35 AM
It is free castoring until the pilot pulls back on the stick. Then it locks. This is the only control to lock the tailwheel.

All the best,

Crumpp

Manu-6S
09-14-2006, 07:38 AM
Originally posted by Kettenhunde:
It is free castoring until the pilot pulls back on the stick. Then it locks. This is the only control to lock the tailwheel.


Interesting http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

WB_Outlaw
09-14-2006, 07:42 AM
Originally posted by KIMURA:
a/c with tail wheel-layout were free-castoring. While taxying the pilot used diffencial-brakes and/or rudder/throttle to steer the a/c.

I don't know if you're specifically referring to the 190 series or not, but, some tail draggers have steerable tailwheels. The P-51 comes to mind right off the bat and I seem to remember at least some models of the 109 having steerable tailwheels but I may just be crazy. I know for sure that I have no idea about the 190's tailwheel.

--Outlaw.

Kettenhunde
09-14-2006, 07:49 AM
The 190's is free castoring.

All the best,

Crumpp

msalama
09-14-2006, 08:08 AM
Cheers guys, I thought it was free-castoring!

Which makes me wonder why the FS2004 WoP Würger I bought the other day had a steerable tailwheel in its original configuration http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif Well, doesn't have one now but differential braking instead http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

A real b1atch to land, that WoP Butcher Bird BTW. I've mostly succeeded in wrapping her around assorted trees instead of greasing her in http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif But one learns, one learns...

~S~ and thanks for answers!

msalama
09-14-2006, 08:11 AM
a/c with tail wheel-layout were free-castoring.

As has been stated already not all of them were. Most were, though, you're right about that...

KIMURA
09-14-2006, 08:44 AM
Originally posted by WB_Outlaw:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by KIMURA:
a/c with tail wheel-layout were free-castoring. While taxying the pilot used diffencial-brakes and/or rudder/throttle to steer the a/c.

I don't know if you're specifically referring to the 190 series or not, but, some tail draggers have steerable tailwheels. The P-51 comes to mind right off the bat and I seem to remember at least some models of the 109 having steerable tailwheels but I may just be crazy. I know for sure that I have no idea about the 190's tailwheel.

--Outlaw. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The Stang had no steerable tailwheel. As Kettenhunde already mention the FW190 had a lock/unlock function while pulling back the stick. The P-51 had the same function also with the stick, but pushing the stick to lock/unlock.(IIRC quoted from AHT)

BTW lock/unlock a mechanism has nothing to do with steering. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

Kettenhunde
09-14-2006, 10:00 AM
A real b1atch to land, that WoP Butcher Bird BTW.


I don't know about the WoP FW190. I checked out their checklist on the website. There are quite a few details that are completely wrong. For example the checklist used to instruction the pilot to adjust mixture to rich.

The FW190 does not have pilot controlled mixture settings. It's only settings are "automatic" and "emergency". "Emergency" is only used in an emergency if the Kommandoger¤t is damaged. It severely limits the power production of the motor. When using "Emergency" a pilot must descend to below 1KM to fly and is instructed to land ASAP. He cannot idle the engine upon landing and must immediately shut it down.

A RL FW190 must be taken off and landed in a 3 point configuration. The pilot maintains back pressure and all three wheels come off the ground together. The propeller disc will strike the ground if the tailwheel comes up first.

All the best,

Crumpp

msalama
09-14-2006, 10:46 AM
The FW190 does not have pilot controlled mixture settings.

Yep, that's true. Funnily enough, their manual first says that "this aircraft is equipped with a fully automatic mixture control", but later on instructs the pilot to "check the mixture control and set to rich" before landing... go figure http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

Shockwave has a reputation of making them as accurate as possible within FS2004 limitations, but I don't know... but what the h3ll, at least the beast spins unlike many other in FS2004 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Oh yeah - anyone else around here flying this WoP Focke and what's your opinion of it?