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What Is With These B-52 Wheels?  
User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7443 posts, RR: 62
Posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2432 times:
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OK, OK, I KNOW that the BUFF's wheels are all steerable. But I thought that the two FRONT ones would at least be turned in the same direction as the 2 rear ones.

In the following image, it seems that the 2 front wheels are aligned but the 2 rear ones seems pointed in different directions. Why is this? It is perhaps that the rear gear aren't aligned as it might just be starting to be retracted?



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User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2406 times:

" It is perhaps that the rear gear aren't aligned as it might just be starting to be retracted?"

I believe that is precisely the case. The front pair doesn't seem to be aligned with the centreline and with each other either.

LY744.



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User currently offlineJ_hallgren From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1507 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2389 times:

Also note that the wheels at ends of wings are at 45 angle so they are being retracted, it would seem, at same time as main gear.


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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7443 posts, RR: 62
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 2380 times:
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miroodie sighs a resounding *duh!* I should have looked at the geshalt and seen the other wing wheels going up as well!

Thanks!

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