Voar From Canada, joined Jul 2008, 95 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3553 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.
Starlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 16527 posts, RR: 66
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3482 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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