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QF A330 Landing Gear Not Retract

Sat Mar 25, 2006 9:46 pm

This afternoon around 6pm i saw a QF A330 leave Sydney and watched it dissapear out of sight without retracting the landing gear...Thought that might be a little strange.
 
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RE: QF A330 Landing Gear Not Retract

Sat Mar 25, 2006 9:48 pm

Did you catch its registration?
Coolier than thou.
 
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RE: QF A330 Landing Gear Not Retract

Sat Mar 25, 2006 9:50 pm

Sorry, sitting on car with a noisy 3yo yelling out "Look at the Kangaroo plane".LOL
 
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RE: QF A330 Landing Gear Not Retract

Sat Mar 25, 2006 9:55 pm

LOL Ah... I departed Sydney yesterday... was wondering if it was EBA - I saw that sloshing up alot of water on departure while I was holding short in VYG
Coolier than thou.
 
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RE: QF A330 Landing Gear Not Retract

Sat Mar 25, 2006 10:14 pm

Probably had a brake deactivated, when the gear is selected up the brakes are applied automatically to stop the wheels spinning , so in this case the gear is left down for 3mins to let the wheel stop spinning.
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RE: QF A330 Landing Gear Not Retract

Sun Mar 26, 2006 1:04 am

Quoting AussieA346 (Reply 2):
Sorry, sitting on car with a noisy 3yo yelling out "Look at the Kangaroo plane".LOL

LOL Big grin
 
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RE: QF A330 Landing Gear Not Retract

Sun Mar 26, 2006 1:59 am

I like that one. Look at the Kangaroo plane taking off.
 
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RE: QF A330 Landing Gear Not Retract

Sun Mar 26, 2006 1:59 am

Hey look the Maple Leaf is taking off...
 
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RE: QF A330 Landing Gear Not Retract

Sun Mar 26, 2006 2:36 am

Quoting AirCanada014 (Reply 7):
Hey look the Maple Leaf is taking off...

Doesn't have the same effect as a Roo....Sorry
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RE: QF A330 Landing Gear Not Retract

Sun Mar 26, 2006 2:56 am

Out in Frontier-land, you can say "Look at the Jerry Garcia airplane!"  Smile

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RE: QF A330 Landing Gear Not Retract

Sun Mar 26, 2006 7:59 am

I was at syd airport last month and was listening to the ATC. One time, there was a Qantas B743 ready to take off and i heard that the pilot from this B743 advising the tower that they will not retract their landing gear for about two minutes to cool down the brakes. Might it be for the same reason?
 
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RE: QF A330 Landing Gear Not Retract

Sun Mar 26, 2006 8:02 am

Quoting AussieA346 (Reply 2):
Sorry, sitting on car with a noisy 3yo yelling out "Look at the Kangaroo plane".LOL

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 
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RE: QF A330 Landing Gear Not Retract

Sun Mar 26, 2006 1:30 pm

Thanks guys..makes sense...My boy and i go every second weekend....I heard they are building a marina in that Airport view carpark in the near futre....Might have to buy a boat..  dollarsign 
 
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RE: QF A330 Landing Gear Not Retract

Sun Mar 26, 2006 8:13 pm

Quoting GIA (Reply 10):
i heard that the pilot from this B743 advising the tower that they will not retract their landing gear for about two minutes to cool down the brakes

Could very well be the case, happens quite often.
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RE: QF A330 Landing Gear Not Retract

Sun Mar 26, 2006 8:16 pm

Hi All

I was on QF485 to Perth on an A332 (sorry rego unknown) on Tuesday 21 March. The aircraft was delayed on departure for an hour due to a "technical reason". When we boarded and closed the door, the Captain announced that the landing gear would remain down for 2-3 minutes longer than normal after take off. He also went on to mention that this aircraft had a mandatory engine inspection in Melbourne hence the delay.

Now this was really odd because given the way QF are cycling the A332's through the domestic network, this aircraft could only have been on ground overnight or flown the redeye from PER arriving in around 0515.

So not to discredit the earlier poster, but I don't think brake heat was an issue here. If anyone can shed light on it, I would be keen to know. I am a Platinum flyer with QF and fly 3-4 times a week, and this has never happened before.

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RE: QF A330 Landing Gear Not Retract

Sun Mar 26, 2006 8:46 pm

Quoting A319114 (Reply 13):
heard that the pilot from this B743 advising the tower that they will not retract their landing gear for about two minutes to cool down the brakes

Why would the brakes be hot after a take off roll??
 
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RE: QF A330 Landing Gear Not Retract

Sun Mar 26, 2006 9:04 pm

Quoting Drinkstrolley (Reply 15):
Why would the brakes be hot after a take off roll??

They were probably still hot from the preceding landing.
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RE: QF A330 Landing Gear Not Retract

Sun Mar 26, 2006 9:20 pm

QANTAS has Brake Fans fitted to their A330-200s.

They must be tech.

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RE: QF A330 Landing Gear Not Retract

Sun Mar 26, 2006 9:23 pm

As previously mentioned, with a deactivated brake the gear retraction is delayed to allow the associated wheel to stop spinning. The brake would normally be cool but the friction from any contact with the aircraft structure in the wheel well, should there be any, would generate a great deal of heat. This could then of course lead to a fire.

The nose wheels, not having brakes, have skid pads fitted in the nose wheel well to stop spinning on retraction.

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