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User currently offlineFlyABR From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 645 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 6 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1958 times:

hey folks,

this might be a stupid question...but i'll ask it anyway. i've always wondered why the A320 aircraft family have "TALLER" landing gear vs the B737 family?
in other words, the airbus fuselage is quite a bit higher off the ground vs the boeing. any good reasons for this ... ? thanks.

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User currently offlineFutureualpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2602 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1921 times:

Ground clearence, the A318/319/320/321 doesnt have that unique nacell the 737 has, thus they need a taller gear for ground clearence.


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User currently offlineFlyABR From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 645 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1908 times:

yeah but the original pratt engines didn't have odd shaped nacelle's, did they?

User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4488 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1840 times:

Also I believe the A320 series was designed from the start as being stretch-friendly; the 737 was not. You can see the 737NG's have a taller gear than the rest.


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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8685 posts, RR: 43
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 3 days ago) and read 1773 times:

"yeah but the original pratt engines didn't have odd shaped nacelle's, did they?"

Correct, they didn't. But bear in mind that their diameter was much smaller than the one of a CFM56 engine.



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User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1727 times:

I think I remember reading when the 737-300 was introduced that the engine had only 7/8 of an inch less ground clearance than the JT-8D on the 100/200.

I've always thought the short gear on the 737 was a limiter on the design. It is possible on the -400 to strike the aft fuselage on the ground without hitting the tail skid.

I'm also pretty sure that the -900 sits higher. Whether it is redesigned gear or what I do not know, it is just a perception I got at the rollout at Renton.



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User currently offlineBio15 From Colombia, joined Mar 2001, 1089 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1660 times:

All the NG's have the re-designed taller main landing gear assembly.

-Alfredo


User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1648 times:

Thanks Alfredo. I sure thought it looked that way. I was able to walk under it which is not something I ever did on a 300/400.




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User currently offlineBio15 From Colombia, joined Mar 2001, 1089 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1649 times:

Hi Slamclick. Did you get the chance to fly a delivery flight?

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The taller main gear assembly is hard to notice just by watching pictures. Walking under the wing seems to be the best way to notice this. Neat that you had the chance to be at Renton  Smile

Regards
-Alfredo


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