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Can anybody tell me what mods I need to make to an aircraft.cfg file to allow a taildragger to be stearable vs differential braking (current)?Its a cheat, but #####.ThanksEric

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Don't know if this helps you or not but the MAAM DC3 has an option to allow just that. Don't know what it does to the aircraft.cfg to enable it, but I use. I never could the differential braking down pat...billg

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Eric,Open the aircraft.cfg file with Notepad, and scroll down to the contact points:(contact_points)point.0 = 1, 0.90, 0.00, -4.09, 1500, 0, 0.5, 22.0, 0.25,2.5, 0.7, 0.0, 0.0, 0point.1 = 1, -4.70, -4.50, -4.01, 3500, 1, 0.5, 0.0, 0.3, 2.5, 0.7, 0.0, 0.0, 2point.2 = 1, -4.70, 4.50, -4.01, 3500, 2, 0.5, 0.0, 0.3, 2.5, 0.7, 0.0, 0.0, 3point.3 = 2, -3.90, -18.0, 3.00, 1800, 0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 5point.4 = 2, -3.90 18.0, 3.00, 1800, 0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 6point.5= 2,-20.23, 0.0, 0.30, 1800, 0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 9point.6= 2, 1.48, 0.0, -2.17, 1800, 0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 4point.7= 2,-22.80, 0.0, 5.83, 1800, 0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 7point.8= 2, -4.90, 0.0, -2.00, 1800, 0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 8The bold item in the point.0 line (22.0) is the steering angle in degrees. A castoring tail wheel will be set to 180, change that to 30-45 degrees for a steering effect. Some of the frustration with taxiing aircraft that use a conventional landing gear in FS9 is the result of an incorrect setting in the airfile. If you have an airfile editor like AirEd or AAM, you can set Cn_dt Yaw Moment-Thrust to provide a steering effect on the rudder from prop wash. Open Rec 1101 and increase the value of Cn_dt Yaw Moment-Thrust. Values from 0.01-0.09 are a good starting place depending on the aircraft. You

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The trick is to remember that it's like a casting wheel on a shopping cart. It takes a lot of fine brake adjustments to keep going straight and you have to use a lot of break in the opposite direction of the turn to counter the turn, if you want it to go straight again.----------------------------------------------------------------John MorganReal World: KGEG, UND Aerospace Spokane Satillite, Private ASEL 141.2 hrs, 314 landings, 46 inst. apprs.Virtual: MSFS 2004"There is a feeling about an airport that no other piece of ground can have. No matter what the name of the country on whose land it lies, an airport is a place you can see and touch that leads to a reality that can only be thought and felt." - The Bridge Across Forever: A Love Story by Richard Bach

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HiAdd this to the brakes section in the aircraft.cfg differential_braking_scale=1.5or have a look at the default dc3 aircraft.cfg for more infoCheersMaV

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The thing to remember is that not all conventional gear planes castor, the DC-3 castors but the J-3 does not. The J-3's tail-wheel is directly linked to the rudder, unfortunately, the default one seems to act like a castoring wheel.----------------------------------------------------------------John MorganReal World: KGEG, UND Aerospace Spokane Satillite, Private ASEL 141.2 hrs, 314 landings, 46 inst. apprs.Virtual: MSFS 2004"There is a feeling about an airport that no other piece of ground can have. No matter what the name of the country on whose land it lies, an airport is a place you can see and touch that leads to a reality that can only be thought and felt." - The Bridge Across Forever: A Love Story by Richard Bach

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