An-2 Ground Handling, Please Help!

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superliner
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An-2 Ground Handling, Please Help!

Post by superliner » 23 Dec 2014, 01:49

Hi, I got the An-2 a while ago, but I have put off solving this problem long enough, until now. The plane works like a charm, I love every aspect of it except for one: The ground handling. I've been playing FSX for over a year now, but I just can't get the hang of ground steering without autorudder. Is there any possible way to enable the classic yaw+roll ground steering on the An-2? I've tried adding lines to the aircraft.cfg but I've had no luck. Enabling autorudder manually (ctrl+shift+u) doesn't solve anything. If anyone could provide instructions on how to accomplish this, I would be much obliged.

Thanks :)

snave
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Re: An-2 Ground Handling, Please Help!

Post by snave » 24 Dec 2014, 16:58

The aircraft has a tailwheel lock and indicator. Use the fine manual to find it, then make sure you turn it off for ground work. It's part of the Checklist for taxi and before flight, so don't know how you didn't find it, but that and keys applied to differential braking solve the problem.
As does buying rudder pedals with toe brakes.
Simon Evans

superliner
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Re: An-2 Ground Handling, Please Help!

Post by superliner » 24 Dec 2014, 22:28

I'm aware of the tailwheel lock, and I use rudder pedals and differential brakes. I'm wondering if there's some way to enable the autorudder for ground handling. I know it's unrealistic, but I just can't get good ground handling with the rudder and brakes. The result is always an extremely wide turn radius incapable of turning sharp corners.

ncooper
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Re: An-2 Ground Handling, Please Help!

Post by ncooper » 25 Dec 2014, 03:20

This will enable steering on the ground using the rudder,
the tailwheel must be unlocked first.
The tailwheel animation will not follow the movement.

Go to your aircraft.cfg [contact_points] section and edit the first line
point.0 = 1, -25.85, 0.00, -2.48, 1300, 0, 1.0, 180.0, 0.2, 2.0, 0.9, 0.0, 0.0, 0

to read
point.0 = 1, -25.85, 0.00, -2.48, 1300, 0, 1.0, 60.0, 0.2, 2.0, 0.9, 0.0, 0.0, 0

I hope this is what you want.

Happy Christmas.

Nick.

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Re: An-2 Ground Handling, Please Help!

Post by superliner » 25 Dec 2014, 03:36

This worked great. Thanks!

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