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Nosewheel Questions  
User currently offlineIAH744 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 133 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1222 times:

hey,

just a few questions about nosewheels on the heavies...


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Is 1 wheel made to be strong enough to take this?

how much weigh can they support?


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User currently offlineFr8mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 5327 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1203 times:

Yes, one nose wheel can carry the weight. The bulk of the aircraft's weight is carried by the main gear.


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User currently offlinePipoA380 From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 1594 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1196 times:
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When a plane lands, it'll always land on its main landing gear first, and then, it will slowly put down the nosewheel. It's not made to carry heavy weights.

The nosewheel has 2 functions: steer, and act as something to rest on. That's why it's so thin. Fuel tanks, wings, and engines are supported by the main landing gear.

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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31660 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1117 times:

The MLG supports most of the Weight.The NLG much less.
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User currently offlineDalmd88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2532 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1083 times:

On Douglas aircraft it is. When you turn the hose wheel to near the limits the other wheel will come off the ground due to the tilt of the nose gear. It makes changing nose wheels easier. No jack is required.

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