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What Are Wheel-bay Locking Doors?  
User currently offlineVictorTango From India, joined Jan 2005, 500 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2026 times:

What exactly are wheel-bay locking doors? When are they used?

Any pics of it on A.net?

Many Thanks,

Olly

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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1911 times:

If Im not wrong,its probably referring to the Wheel wheel Door that close to house the L/G.  up 
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineVictorTango From India, joined Jan 2005, 500 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1908 times:

Mel, that's what I'm assuming it is. But why 'wheel-bay'?

Olly


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1895 times:

Wheel-bay as a term because the L/G covers the Wheel Well/Bay.
regds
MEL



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User currently offline411A From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1826 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1873 times:

Some jet transport aircraft use the main landing gear doors to hold the gear in the retracted position...instead of specific uplocks.
The Lockheed TriStar is so equipped.
After the gear is retracted, the landing gear selector handle (on the instrument panel) is placed in the OFF (central) position.
In this scenario, the hydraulic pressure is removed from the landing gear actuator, and the gear rests on the mechanically locked doors.
Some airlines utilized the procedure wherein when the landing gear is lowered, placed the selector handle first to the UP position, then immediately DOWN, to avoid the large THUMP that would otherwise be noticed by passengers, if the gear selector handle was moved from OFF directly to the DOWN position.
It does indeed work as advertised.


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