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Gear Retraction On PZL M-28  
User currently offlineVoar From Canada, joined Jul 2008, 95 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 1 month 17 hours ago) and read 3928 times:

I was browsing todays pictures and the editors choice was of the PZL-Mielec M-28 B1R Bryza. My question is what is up with the landing gear on this aircraft? Is it just me or does it retract sideways and sticks out or am I missing something? Seems like there is no drag reduction at all having it move from straight down to sideways.


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Photo © Krzysztof Godlewski (EPGD Spotters)



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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8956 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 16 hours ago) and read 3920 times:
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It retracts that way so it doesn't block the radar.

2H4



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User currently offlineVoar From Canada, joined Jul 2008, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 14 hours ago) and read 3892 times:

Ahh... I knew there would be a good answer! Interesting solution to the problem. I suppose the aircraft was specifically designed for the purpose then.

So why not build an aerodynamic fairing and have it retract into that if they already had to install the retraction mechanism? Seems like the current gear pod could have been extended.

Cool aircraft though!


User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17186 posts, RR: 66
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 7 hours ago) and read 3857 times:



Quoting Voar (Reply 2):
So why not build an aerodynamic fairing and have it retract into that if they already had to install the retraction mechanism? Seems like the current gear pod could have been extended.

I would assume that the cost (design+construction+maintenance) of said pods was higher than the efficiency loss.



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