757GB From Uruguay, joined Feb 2009, 680 posts, RR: 2 Posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2409 times:
I love this picture and the other day I was looking at it in detail:
Jade Cargo 747
Now I've never worked with the Queen, so I'm intrigued by something.
Obviously the aircraft is turning right. The angle of the nose gear is very clear.
Now looking at the main bogeys, I see the outer bogeys angling to the right as well.
But the inner landing gear assembly looks perfectly straight from the photographer's viewpoint.
In fact, you can tell that the wheel well doors are also angled, but not the doors.
Do the outer bogeys help the aircraft turn? I wouldn't think so but this looks weird.
I'm sure plenty of folks here can clarify.
Thanks in advance for your input!
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Stitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31642 posts, RR: 85
Reply 4, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2393 times:
Quoting Crownvic (Reply 2): The 747 has body gear steering...the gears that are cocked are the inner gears under the belly...the outer gears under each wing are straight....
The A380-800 has the same, does it not? On another forum a man who claimed to be a QF A380 pilot noted that at least one of their birds had an issue with "main gear steering" and Airbus issued a bulletin about it.