Fr8mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6706 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted
Tue Dec 20 2005 00:11:30 UTC (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.
When seconds count...the police are minutes away.
PipoA380 From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 1619 posts, RR: 47
Reply 2, posted
Tue Dec 20 2005 00:14:31 UTC (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.
It's not about AIRBUS. it's not about BOEING. It's all about the beauty of FLYING.
HAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31875 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted
Tue Dec 20 2005 16:48:19 UTC (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.
Think of the brighter side!
Dalmd88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2891 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted
Tue Dec 20 2005 17:56:53 UTC (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.