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What is the proper technique for using rudder pedals with toe brakes?

Heels to the floor all the time, relaxed. Tips of the rudder pedals used only when needed. Do NOT ride the rudder pedals with your feet. Had a student who put his whole feet on the rudder pedals ...
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Why does the Cessna 152/172 nose wheel turn only when the aircraft is moving?

The simple answer is that a slowly rolling wheel has less resistance to sideways motion. The spring is there to prevent imperfections in the rolling surface from jarring or stressing the control ...
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Why does the Cessna 152/172 nose wheel turn only when the aircraft is moving?

I'm not a pilot, nor have I ever been in a C172, but I'm going to go out on a limb here and answer from a logical physics point of view and say the answer is that it's because the nose-wheel steering ...
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Why does the Cessna 152/172 nose wheel turn only when the aircraft is moving?

Because the nose wheel is only attached to the rudder pedals indirectly, through some springs that transfer the displacement of the pedals into a force that is applied to the position of the wheel. ...
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