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    While taxiing the Diamond DA40 after landing today, I experienced serious rudder problems. I have Logitech rudder pedals. They've been working fine with other aircraft. I hadn't changed any settings. Is this a flight-model issue? I recall seeing a comment the other day from somebody who said they've had rudder troubles since the most recent MSFS update. Anyway, the plane taxiing like it was being piloted by somebody seriously DUI. It was very frustrating.
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    Yep, it has a free castering nosewheel. So at low speed, use very careful differential braking. At higher taxiing speeds, rudder deflection will cause enough of an aerodynamic yaw to steer the plane on the ground.

    Edit: You can modify a config file to enable nosewheel steering. On the clock now, but will try to post it later.
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    Ok, as I was saying...

    The easiest, and best, way to get nosewheel steering on this sucker is to use the DA40-NGX mod from Mrtommymxr. It also adds a flying-boat load of other improvements. Here you go:

    https://flightsim.to/file/2738/da40-ngx-project

    If I'm not mistaken, you also need to use the G1000 mod, which you can grab here:

    https://www.msfsaddon.com/2020/09/ms...ents-mods.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by KiloWatt View Post
    Yep, it has a free castering nosewheel. So at low speed, use very careful differential braking. At higher taxiing speeds, rudder deflection will cause enough of an aerodynamic yaw to steer the plane on the ground.
    Well, that explains it.
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