F/A-18 Super Hornet Cannot Be Steered On Ground

Are you using Developer Mode or made changes in it?

No.

Brief description of the issue:

The F/A-18 Super Hornet cannot be steered while taxiing. The rudder controls (LT, RT) don’t steer it at all.

Detailed steps to reproduce the issue encountered:

  1. Start a flight on the ground with the F/A-18 Super Hornet
  1. Start up and try to steer the aircraft.

PC specs and/or peripheral set up if relevant:

Xbox controller

Build Version # when you first started experiencing this issue:

Sim Update 9 (1.25.7.0)


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Do you have the same issue if you follow the OP’s steps to reproduce it?

Provide extra information to complete the original description of the issue:

If relevant, provide additional screenshots/video:

They added a nosewheel lock function with the new update that needs a key mapped to it.

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Check this thread out for the solution

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It’s not even in the patch notes. Only that a nose wheel steering indicator was added. No mention of it being unmapped and something the users should do for themselves. Also, it’s already a problem binding new features to the Xbox controller.

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Can you confirm that binding the new controls addresses this report?

Yes, I can confirm. I ended up binding this new feature to LT+RT. It at least makes some sense as the triggers are used for steering anyway. And this combination is not used elsewhere. However, new players or those who are not familiar with the forums will probably have issues with this.

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Thanks. We’ll close this now to show solved so other readers can reference going forward.

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Topic Author found solution.

Do you have the same issue if you follow the OP’s steps to reproduce it?

Same bug on PC version can not steer at all.

Provide extra information to complete the original description of the issue:

PC version

If relevant, provide additional screenshots/video:

As told above bind a key to the new nosewheel steering actions OR just use the virtual button in cockpit.

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Your nosewheel steering is just not active, that’s how it works in the real aircraft.

NWS Engagement/Disengagement.

With WonW, manual NWS engagement is provided by
actuation of the NWS/undesignate button. The method required to engage each of the two NWS
modes (low and high) is dependent on wing lock/unlock status.

With the wings spread and locked and NWS disengaged, the first momentary press and release of the NWS button engages full-time NWS (low). NWS HI is engaged by subsequent press and hold of the NWS button. With NWS disengaged, press and hold for greater than 1 second also engages NWS HI. If the NWS button is released, the system reverts to NWS (low).

With the wings unlocked and NWS disengaged, the first momentary press and release of the NWS
button still engages full-time NWS (low). However, subsequent press and release engages full-time
NWS HI, providing hands-free NWS HI capability for operations in the carrier environment. If the
wings are subsequently spread and locked, NWS reverts to the low mode.

During landing, full-time NWS (low) is automatically engaged when the nose landing gear and at
least one main landing gear transition to WonW. If NWS is engaged with both HYD 2A and 2B failures, the NWS or NWS HI cue will flash in the HUD as an indication that APU accumulator pressure is depleting.

NWS is manually disengaged by pressing the paddle switch. NWS is automatically disengaged for
catapult launch, when the launch bar is extended. With the launch bar extended, NWS (low) can be
momentarily engaged to position the launch bar by press and hold of the NWS button. Additionally,
NWS is automatically disengaged when the nose landing gear transitions to WoffW during takeoff or when power is removed from the FCCs.

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