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Odd Gear Position

Sun Oct 07, 2001 4:09 am


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Look at the Dragon Air Cargo 743. The back gear in almost vertical. I have seen this on the 777 as well. Why is this?
 
sushka
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RE: Odd Gear Position

Sun Oct 07, 2001 4:18 am

So when it touches the gear will move into position and sort of make it a smother landing.
Pershoyu Spravoyu Litaki!
 
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RE: Odd Gear Position

Sun Oct 07, 2001 4:23 am

^^ WHAT??? It is because the captain left his wallet on the boggie (they act as a pair, not seperate!).
Iain
 
sushka
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RE: Odd Gear Position

Sun Oct 07, 2001 4:25 am

What?
Pershoyu Spravoyu Litaki!
 
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RE: Odd Gear Position

Sun Oct 07, 2001 5:41 am

lainhol, what are you talking about?
 
flight152
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RE: Odd Gear Position

Sun Oct 07, 2001 5:44 am

Sushka-

The reason you gave is reallly not the 'real' reason.. The real reason they are tilted is to fit the the wheel wells.
 
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RE: Flight152

Sun Oct 07, 2001 6:10 am

Not quite true, Flight152. They ARE tilted to fit in the bays, but they're tilted while they're being retracted. They're tilted when down to help provide some torque to level the airplane out once the gear has touched down.

There's been a quite recent thread about this in the tech/ops forum. Try a search there.  Smile
Your bone's got a little machine
 
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RE: Odd Gear Position

Sun Oct 07, 2001 6:15 am

Your bone's got a little machine