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QF A330 Landing Gear Not Retract  
User currently offlineAussieA346 From Australia, joined Sep 2005, 24 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 4 months 20 hours ago) and read 5429 times:

This afternoon around 6pm i saw a QF A330 leave Sydney and watched it dissapear out of sight without retracting the landing gear...Thought that might be a little strange.

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User currently offlineBrendan03 From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 951 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 20 hours ago) and read 5421 times:

Did you catch its registration?


Coolier than thou.
User currently offlineAussieA346 From Australia, joined Sep 2005, 24 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 20 hours ago) and read 5421 times:

Sorry, sitting on car with a noisy 3yo yelling out "Look at the Kangaroo plane".LOL

User currently offlineBrendan03 From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 951 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 20 hours ago) and read 5389 times:

LOL Ah... I departed Sydney yesterday... was wondering if it was EBA - I saw that sloshing up alot of water on departure while I was holding short in VYG


Coolier than thou.
User currently offlineCCA From Hong Kong, joined Oct 2002, 827 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 20 hours ago) and read 5316 times:

Probably had a brake deactivated, when the gear is selected up the brakes are applied automatically to stop the wheels spinning , so in this case the gear is left down for 3mins to let the wheel stop spinning.


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User currently offlineMika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2847 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 17 hours ago) and read 5096 times:

Quoting AussieA346 (Reply 2):
Sorry, sitting on car with a noisy 3yo yelling out "Look at the Kangaroo plane".LOL

LOL Big grin


User currently offlineAirCanada014 From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 1513 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 16 hours ago) and read 4972 times:

I like that one. Look at the Kangaroo plane taking off.

User currently offlineAirCanada014 From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 1513 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 16 hours ago) and read 4972 times:

Hey look the Maple Leaf is taking off...

User currently offlineBBJII From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 850 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 15 hours ago) and read 4918 times:

Quoting AirCanada014 (Reply 7):
Hey look the Maple Leaf is taking off...

Doesn't have the same effect as a Roo....Sorry



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User currently onlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12329 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 15 hours ago) and read 4873 times:

Out in Frontier-land, you can say "Look at the Jerry Garcia airplane!"  Smile

[The 25-and-younger set may not get this one...]



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User currently offlineGIA From Indonesia, joined Oct 2003, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 10 hours ago) and read 4684 times:

I was at syd airport last month and was listening to the ATC. One time, there was a Qantas B743 ready to take off and i heard that the pilot from this B743 advising the tower that they will not retract their landing gear for about two minutes to cool down the brakes. Might it be for the same reason?

User currently offlineTinkerBelle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 10 hours ago) and read 4682 times:

Quoting AussieA346 (Reply 2):
Sorry, sitting on car with a noisy 3yo yelling out "Look at the Kangaroo plane".LOL

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 


User currently offlineAussieA346 From Australia, joined Sep 2005, 24 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 4 hours ago) and read 4509 times:

Thanks guys..makes sense...My boy and i go every second weekend....I heard they are building a marina in that Airport view carpark in the near futre....Might have to buy a boat..  dollarsign 

User currently offlineA319114 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 541 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3945 times:

Quoting GIA (Reply 10):
i heard that the pilot from this B743 advising the tower that they will not retract their landing gear for about two minutes to cool down the brakes

Could very well be the case, happens quite often.



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User currently offlineOnedude From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 214 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3923 times:

Hi All

I was on QF485 to Perth on an A332 (sorry rego unknown) on Tuesday 21 March. The aircraft was delayed on departure for an hour due to a "technical reason". When we boarded and closed the door, the Captain announced that the landing gear would remain down for 2-3 minutes longer than normal after take off. He also went on to mention that this aircraft had a mandatory engine inspection in Melbourne hence the delay.

Now this was really odd because given the way QF are cycling the A332's through the domestic network, this aircraft could only have been on ground overnight or flown the redeye from PER arriving in around 0515.

So not to discredit the earlier poster, but I don't think brake heat was an issue here. If anyone can shed light on it, I would be keen to know. I am a Platinum flyer with QF and fly 3-4 times a week, and this has never happened before.

Cheers,
onedude


User currently offlineDrinkstrolley From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3625 times:

Quoting A319114 (Reply 13):
heard that the pilot from this B743 advising the tower that they will not retract their landing gear for about two minutes to cool down the brakes

Why would the brakes be hot after a take off roll??


User currently onlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12329 posts, RR: 25
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3469 times:

Quoting Drinkstrolley (Reply 15):
Why would the brakes be hot after a take off roll??

They were probably still hot from the preceding landing.



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User currently offlineHenny From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 99 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3362 times:

QANTAS has Brake Fans fitted to their A330-200s.

They must be tech.

[Edited 2006-03-26 13:23:05]


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User currently offlineVIR744 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3339 times:

As previously mentioned, with a deactivated brake the gear retraction is delayed to allow the associated wheel to stop spinning. The brake would normally be cool but the friction from any contact with the aircraft structure in the wheel well, should there be any, would generate a great deal of heat. This could then of course lead to a fire.

The nose wheels, not having brakes, have skid pads fitted in the nose wheel well to stop spinning on retraction.

Mark

VS Avionics Engineer


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