Cessna 150/152's cockpit view

Photo is from here.

I believe that it something like steer on a car. But seems that it has function or control more than just turning left or right. Is any different between left and right?

  • 3
    $\begingroup$ Does it honk when you press it? $\endgroup$ – JZYL Oct 3 '19 at 6:24
  • 2
    $\begingroup$ @Jimmy Indeed, some aircraft have horns! $\endgroup$ – PerlDuck Oct 3 '19 at 6:28

It is a yoke. Turning it left or right rolls the airplane. Pulling it towards you pitches up. Pushing it away from you pitches down.

| improve this answer | |
  • $\begingroup$ How about turning the nose wheel when it preparing for take off and when it going to park (what is the suitable name for this)? Or, is turning the nose wheel during preparation for take off also using aileron? $\endgroup$ – AirCraft Lover Oct 3 '19 at 14:45
  • $\begingroup$ The nose wheel is usually steered with the rudder pedals. Sometimes (especially with tail wheel airplanes) the "steering" tire just casters, so when taxiing you steer by braking the left and right main wheels separately. Some larger aircraft use a separate "tiller" for steering when taxiing. $\endgroup$ – Camille Goudeseune Oct 3 '19 at 15:15
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ Unless you are flying an Ercoupe, I think that's the only aircraft where turning the yoke (wheel in an Ercoupe) turns the nose wheel. $\endgroup$ – Ron Beyer Oct 3 '19 at 17:07
  • $\begingroup$ @CamilleGoudeseune, will be still effective to control the nose wheel with the very low speed like during preparation for take of or "park" which the speed sometimes something near 0 km/h? I doubt really works due the power hitting the rudder is not sufficient. $\endgroup$ – AirCraft Lover Oct 4 '19 at 2:22
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ @aircraftlover Nose wheel is controlled with rudder PEDALS, not with rudder. Spend a few weeks with textbooks from your library or with someone friendly at your local airport. That will teach you the basics more gently and quickly than getting hints one at a time over many months from an online Q&A site. $\endgroup$ – Camille Goudeseune Oct 4 '19 at 2:43

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.