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Tips on taxiing the 747.

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Guest Paragon

I was wondering if I could get any tips on taxiing this beast. :)It's not an easy task and I remember seeing something about taxiing the 767, something about what to look for and lign up with looking through the window...perhaps something like this is available for the 747 also?

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Guest sb55mv

This is actually a very good question,can any of you experienced 747 pilots offer any help here.many thanks,

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Guest D17S

Not a pilot, but I've taxi'd 747-100/200s on many occasions over the years. Here a very basic run down. First, you are 3 stories up. Whaoh! To center up on the center line, put the line on your right knee. Most taxiways have botts-dotts or centerline markers of some sort. IRL, you can feel the nose wheel bumpin' along on the dots.Turning? Remember the nose gear is a good 15 feet behind you. Put the center line of your turn slightly behind your shoulder. For narrow taxiways, you may actually have the nose (and yourself) over the grass. Don't be shy about turning the tiller through 70-80% travel. As you enter the turn bring up power a bit. If you don't, you'll stop mid turn. (Tried to taxi on 2 engines once . . boy that didn

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Guest mlakhi

Hiya Not quite a realistic answer as the real 744 pilots dont have this privelage but in PMDG try the external spot view looking from the top of the plane and zoom out slightly.Taxing now becomes a piece of cake.In real life though, taxining the 744 is one of the biggest hurdles for converting and new pilots due to the height profile of the flight deck and the fact the it sits somewhat forward of the front nose wheel. For example, when turning onto the active runway, the pilot is well over the grass before they turn the plane onto the centerline.It is tough but once mastered, a piece of cake.Good luckAv8or

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Hi Sam,I too always heard that with lower weights the B747 is taxiing on idle power. Actually this isn't the case in MSFS. Is there anything which can be done from PMDG side ? With a TOW of 285 ton for exemple I need +/- constant 35% N1 during taxi otherwise the aircraft comes to a stop.Many thanks for commentsB. RgdsMichel

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Guest Paragon

Good information, thanks.I also need 35-36% constant N1 to taxi. Having looked at the Cathay Pacific DVD it seems about right. He is taxiing toward 9R with the N1 from 34,3% to 35,7%

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