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Great Video of 747 landing gear.  
User currently offlinefamfflores From Brazil, joined Jun 2009, 65 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4947 times:

I just found this video on youtube. Never seen anything like this here.

747 - Stowaway view

highlights:

1) the breaking system before gear retraction
2) some debree being collected by the engine at 3:47

[Edited 2012-04-17 12:15:13]

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User currently onlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3362 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4815 times:

Now that was awesome, really enjoyed that.
Questions? How was the camera fixed in place? Duck tape?
Where was the assistant director seating?  



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4638 times:

Very Interesting viewing point.
Nice example of the retract braking in action.
Guess the camera was high speed taped with Tiewraps.

Just curious was this an experimental flight,as I dont think one can fit a camera on a scheduled pax flight without regulatory permission.



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User currently offlineRara From Germany, joined Jan 2007, 2170 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4636 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 2):

Just curious was this an experimental flight,as I dont think one can fit a camera on a scheduled pax flight without regulatory permission.

There are similar videos on youtube, all by cargo folks..



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4632 times:

Quoting Rara (Reply 3):

There are similar videos on youtube, all by cargo folks..

Exactly.....without regulatory permission it would not be possible to fit an external cam for recording on the MLG....



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User currently offlineflyingturtle From Switzerland, joined Oct 2011, 2570 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 4615 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 4):
without regulatory permission

Can't an engineer decide that this contraption is safe, signs the appropriate paper and off you go?



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User currently offlinetdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 6, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4517 times:

Quoting flyingturtle (Reply 5):
Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 4):
without regulatory permission

Can't an engineer decide that this contraption is safe, signs the appropriate paper and off you go?

If done legally, then that is regulatory permission. In order to have that authority, the engineer signing the appropriate paper has to have delegated authority from the regulator.

Tom.m


User currently offlineJetlagged From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 2577 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4509 times:

Quoting Rara (Reply 3):
There are similar videos on youtube, all by cargo folks..

MK Airlines. These two very relevant to the OP's video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DcoVBj7pyU&feature
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVofqXD-OCA&feature=related

The second video shows how the first one was made.

Balleka's videos are a real highlight on youtube.



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User currently offlinetravelavnut From Netherlands, joined May 2010, 1670 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4431 times:

Real cool video, thanks for sharing!

Btw; is that corrosion on the gear strut?



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4416 times:

Quoting flyingturtle (Reply 5):
Can't an engineer decide that this contraption is safe, signs the appropriate paper and off you go?

Any alteration requires an approval in print.



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User currently offlineak907 From United States of America, joined Mar 2012, 42 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4348 times:

Quoting travelavnut (Reply 8):
Btw; is that corrosion on the gear strut?

Grease, flings all over the place at high speed.


User currently offlinesoon7x7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4199 times:

Quoting travelavnut (Reply 8):
Btw; is that corrosion on the gear strut?

Just grease and fluids lifting the topcoat paint...


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4110 times:

Quoting soon7x7 (Reply 11):

Just grease and fluids lifting the topcoat paint...

Excess grease should be wiped off after exiting post lubrication,to avoid/reduce this grease flinging around in flight.



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