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Modifications To A32x For Dual Tandem?  
User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1321 times:

What sort of modifications did Airbus have to make to IC's A32x in order to allow for the dual tandem bogies?

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What are the disadvantages?

Ever been done with the 737?

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User currently offlineEmiratesA345 From Canada, joined Jun 2003, 2123 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1307 times:

Very interesting! I'm curious to know myself. Maybe it allows for a heavier load? One obvious modification would be the enlargement of the wheel well.

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User currently offlineDoug_or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3401 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1292 times:

It doesn't allow a heavier load on the airplane, but allows the same load to be distributed more lightly on runways. Many runway/taxiways will have load limitation based on the number of tires on the trucks.


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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1283 times:

One obvious modification would be the enlargement of the wheel well.

But that falls into my original questioning... did the wheel well even need enlargement? If not, then why not have it as an option on all A32x... which would give them [something of a] advantage over the 737 and its apparently limited wheel storage


User currently offlineEmiratesA345 From Canada, joined Jun 2003, 2123 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1262 times:

Of course it would need enlarging. You would now need to fit 4 wheels instead of 2. You must remember that this is also extra weight that the aircraft must carry.

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User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1250 times:

You also have twice the brakes and tires to maintain, and more spares would be required.

User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4488 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1215 times:

As I recall, it was/is an option on all A32x.


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