Never taxi with a flat tire or a flat shock strut.
During taxi operations, particular attention should
be given to propeller tip clearance. Extreme cau-
tion is required when operating on unimproved or
irregular surfaces or when high winds exist. If
operations produce a propeller RPM over 1600,
retard propeller levers to the detent to limit RPM
to 1600 to help reduce the possibility of ingestion
of ground debris.
If brakes have been overhauled, burn in the
brakes by applying near maximum braking (short
of locking) for one or two landings or high speed
taxi runs. After this, check brakes for any ten-
dency to drag.
*2. Plight instruments - Check for normal
*3. Nosewheel steering - Check for no
turning tendency while taxiing straight
ahead with the same RPM on both
engines, with no braking and no rud-
der applied to either side. (This check
must be performed with minimum
cross wind.) Check freedom of move-
ment and ability to turn aircraft using
rudder pedals, engines, and brakes.
Note any indication of nosewheel
vibration or shimmy during takeoff or