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Nosewheel Questions  
User currently offlineIAH744 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 133 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1386 times:


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, 6706 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1367 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, 1619 posts, RR: 47
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1360 times:

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, 31875 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1281 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, 2891 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1247 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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