If brakes have been overhauled they should be "burned in" by
applying near maximum braking (short of locking) for one or
two landings or high speed taxi runs. After this, brakes should
be checked for any tendency to drag.
*2. Flight instruments - Check for normal operation.
*3. Nosewheel steering - Check. No turning tendency should exist while taxiing straight ahead with the same
RPM on both engines with no braking and no rudder applied to either side. (This check must be performed
with minimum cross wind.) Check freedom of movement and ability to turn aircraft using rudder pedals,
engines and brakes. Note any indication of nosewheel vibration or shimmy during takeoff or landing.
Magnetic compass - Check for freedom of movement.
1. Nose wheel - Center.
*2. Parking brake - Set. The parking brake must lock without undue
pressure on the brake pedals and release cleanly when parking brake handle is reset.