LongHauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 5874 posts, RR: 43
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4947 times:
Quoting TinPusher007 (Reply 3): Why is there a second speed for gear down? If you extend the gear, isn't it down?
The gear operating speeds, (extension and retraction) are always less then the gear extended (down and locked) speed. This is due to the landing gear door restrictions as the doors open, gear extends or retracts, then close again. Once the gear doors are closed, you may then fly at a higher speed, with the gear extended.
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