It only has two main gear assemblies. I thought they were going to be four assemblies, two - 3 axle and two - 2 axle assemblies. Will the A380 have the same feature as the DC10 in which the center main landing gear can be stowed when the aircraft is in low weight? Thanks in advance
Wilco From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 355 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2132 times:
just a quick addition. Yes, there will certainly be another set of gear b4 this things hits the runway but just to note: I believe the two red objects hanging from each wing are actually weights to simulate engines.... (of course they probably aren't as heavy as the 4 engines will be)
Lehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 22 Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2019 times:
Didn't the older original conceptual drawing of the A3XX in 1996 have a nose wheel with 4 tires like the C-5 Galaxy? That is what I remember though I have not been able to find any old pix of such online.
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QantasA332 From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 1500 posts, RR: 34 Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2029 times:
Didn't the older original conceptual drawing of the A3XX in 1996 have a nose wheel with 4 tires like the C-5 Galaxy?
Yep. During the conceptual design stage, Airbus considered both two-wheel and four-wheel nose gear layouts (with the obvious eventual winner), meaning there are certainly drawings out there depicting 380s with C5-like nose gear...