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New Yak 1b Tail wheel Lock/Unlock Issue?

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Didn't discover this issue until tonight although I've had the new Yak for awhile and didn't notice this before. The issue is that I have the tail wheel unlock/Lock command controlled by a button on my joystick. The new Yak tail wheel unlocks when I use the rudder to control yaw direction. Simply moving the rudder back and forth locks and unlocks the tail wheel. I changed to the old Yak and the tail wheel for that is controlled by the button on the joystick. Is this a glitch with the new big update? It's not possible to taxi with this problem? 

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Okay, checking the specs in the game and the tail wheel is indeed controlled by the rudder. So no issue. Just need to learn how to steer without using the rudder.

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yes, took me a while to get used to it also, the tailwheel locks when the rudder is centered and unlocks when the rudder is angled.

 

To taxi, I unlock, point the AC where I want to go, then lock and go forward.

 

Takeoff and landing is not an issue since it requires little rudder input.

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what does it matter?
when you are taxiing you want the wheel unlocked in those planes.
when you are taking off the tail wheel is only on the ground for 2-5 seconds before you lower the nose to near level Attitude for take off run.

If you want you can do this earlier
- Hold full back stick
- Hold brakes apply near max power (so it dont creep but almost is)
- Release back pressure and GENTLY add enough forward pressure to raise the tail wheel off the ground (even just a couple inches dont have to bring nose level yet).
- Now Gently release brakes while quickly adding max power.

Here very very cool video
From 1 min on he talk about Tail standing



sorry it seems the video was cut this used to be much longer

  Edited by =r4t=Sshadow14

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That looks like fun - although hardly approved technique in a WW2 warbird!  :biggrin:

 

Flying the light rotaries in RoF you can take off pretty much that (ie tail up from a standing start), even though they have no brakes. 

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the sooner you get the wing aligned with the AoA the better the less drag and faster speed increase

as for technique either is just randomly taking off across the taxi way instead of runway :D

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