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User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1598 times:

Is this some heavy-duty gear or what! It's on the An-225.

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Ok, anyone who's got pics of strange/unusual gear or undercarriage, post them here.

Charles

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User currently offlineSabenapilot From Belgium, joined Feb 2000, 2714 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1439 times:

No pictures, but have you ever looked at the nose gear on the Tridents?
It retracts sideways!


User currently offlineWestern737 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 489 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1422 times:

It will look good on A380.  Big grin

User currently offlineHisham From Lebanon, joined Aug 1999, 701 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1383 times:

Well, check this one, I have no idea what is does.


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Hisham.


User currently offlineMr. 717 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1377 times:

That must be a long landing to get all of those tires on the grownd!

User currently offlinePendrilsaint From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1372 times:

Hey Hisham...I am imagining that back gear is so that stuff like this doesnt happen  Big grin

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Not a bad idea...spiffy heh


User currently offlineAerotech From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 259 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1350 times:

I don't have a pic, but did you know the landing gear on the C-5, each bogie weighing more than most cars, rotates inward and upward 90 degrees before retracting? Weird wild stuff!

User currently offlineAerotech From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 259 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1348 times:

In that pic, you can clearly see the configuration for the An-225. There is a certian genius to this (Just like the C-130) config. Even though they will probably never use it for unimproved strips, if the need ever comes about, the first tire (in takeoff or landing) will cut a path through either the mud, or snow, or whatever, making less resistence for the rest of the tires. This is especially helpfull when you have 28 giant tires trying to cut their way through. It can make a big difference!

User currently offlineStarship From South Africa, joined Nov 1999, 1098 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1325 times:


The Extra 400

This is the world's most technologically advanced single piston aircraft. It is of all-composite construction and is built utilising the latest in design and production processes.

But how is that for a set of main landing gear struts?




Behind every "no" is a "yes"
User currently offlineMars From Austria, joined Jul 2004, 10 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1252 times:

Cool Folks! Keep It Up!

User currently offlineFanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1985 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1202 times:

One of the most unusual airliners of all time had to be an East German four-engined airliner, of which two prototypes were built by VEB in the early 1960s. This oddball had two two-wheel main bogies in tandem under the fuselage, much like a Boeing B-52, with smaller struts that retracted into each of the underwing engine pods, as on the Il-18 Beagle.

(Dis)honorable mention to the following:
(1) The flying car designs, such as the ConVairCar and a prototype involving the wings and tail of a Cessna Skymaster mated to a Ford Pinto.
(2) The Convair Pogo, with wheels on its tail; this aeronautical wonder sat on its horizontal and vertical stabilizers with its nose pointed straight up, much like a rocket. As for accomplishing its goal of being able to take off without a runway, the plane performed admirably. The problem was how to land the thing in one piece....



The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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