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How Do You Land This Plane?  
User currently offlineBrons2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3010 posts, RR: 4
Posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4557 times:

...without scraping the belly!

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Pacif...nes/Grumman-G-21A-Goose/1471344/L/


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User currently offlinePhoenix9 From Canada, joined Aug 2007, 2546 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4542 times:

The hull suggests it is a float/water plane and wheels are just used for towing (e.g. like a boat) or taxing. Vancouver airport is surrounded by water on 3 sides (or 2 can't remember), so there might be some way of landing in water and taxing on the tarmac. I might be completely wrong though.


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User currently offlineLowrider From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 3220 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4535 times:

Its an amphibian. I would guess the manual recommends wheel landings only, no 3 pointers. Also, the struts look almost fully compressed. I imagine they would bottom out before you cause significant damage to the keel. If you have a really bad day, you might lose 1/16 of an inch or so, but those Grummans were built tough.


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User currently offlineTdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4519 times:



Quoting Brons2 (Thread starter):
...without scraping the belly!

The only way to scrape the gear on that is to land really nose down, just like any other tail-dragger. Even full strut compression won't do it.

Tom.


User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17014 posts, RR: 67
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4438 times:

First of all, let's properly link the pic:


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Then, let's add two more aircraft that must be fun landing. They are both designed by the same nutjob genius.

Proteus

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User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6369 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4434 times:

Like you would any other taildragger...carefully!  cool 

There are two types of taildragger pilots-those who have groundlooped the plane, and those who will  Wink



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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4301 times:
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Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 4):
White Knight

Whenever I look at that aircraft, I get this vision of pushing a shopping cart with the one bad front wheel. You know...the wheel that annoyingly flutters back and forth as you push the cart along.

2H4



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User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9524 posts, RR: 42
Reply 7, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4101 times:



Quoting 2H4 (Reply 6):
Whenever I look at that aircraft, I get this vision of pushing a shopping cart with the one bad front wheel. You know...the wheel that annoyingly flutters back and forth as you push the cart along.

 checkmark  It didn't before but, now you mention it...  biggrin 


User currently offlineFredT From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 2185 posts, RR: 26
Reply 8, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4100 times:



Quoting Brons2 (Thread starter):
[How do you land this plane...] ...without scraping the belly!

It is equipped with an advanced belly-scrape-avoidance system, the Ground Entanglement Avoidance Roller. The system is rather complex and heavy, but has been found to almost completely avoid belly-scrapes in a vast number of aircraft types. You can see it in the linked picture, the round things at the bottom of the plane. It is often referred to as "the landing gear" or "undercarriage".

Sorry, it was stronger than me.  Wink



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