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While I'm at the airport, I sometimes see the rudder all the way to the left. This only seems to occur while the plane is completely shut off.

Why are they like this?


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Its hard to say, but my guess is that the plane came to a stop with the rudder pedal still fully depressed. Best way to check if that is the case is to see if the nose wheel is pointing a direction other than straight ahead.


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On a Cessna the nosewheel could be turned and stopped at an angle. That would cause the rudder to become deflected.