mirrodie
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What Is With These B-52 Wheels?

Mon Mar 24, 2003 9:31 am

OK, OK, I KNOW that the BUFF's wheels are all steerable. But I thought that the two FRONT ones would at least be turned in the same direction as the 2 rear ones.

In the following image, it seems that the 2 front wheels are aligned but the 2 rear ones seems pointed in different directions. Why is this? It is perhaps that the rear gear aren't aligned as it might just be starting to be retracted?



thanks in advance.
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LY744
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RE: What Is With These B-52 Wheels?

Mon Mar 24, 2003 9:58 am

" It is perhaps that the rear gear aren't aligned as it might just be starting to be retracted?"

I believe that is precisely the case. The front pair doesn't seem to be aligned with the centreline and with each other either.

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j_hallgren
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RE: What Is With These B-52 Wheels?

Mon Mar 24, 2003 11:11 am

Also note that the wheels at ends of wings are at 45 angle so they are being retracted, it would seem, at same time as main gear.
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mirrodie
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RE: What Is With These B-52 Wheels?

Mon Mar 24, 2003 12:49 pm

miroodie sighs a resounding *duh!* I should have looked at the geshalt and seen the other wing wheels going up as well!

Thanks!

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