cfalk
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Weird Landing Gear

Thu Apr 12, 2001 7:12 pm

Is this some heavy-duty gear or what! It's on the An-225.

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Ok, anyone who's got pics of strange/unusual gear or undercarriage, post them here.

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sabenapilot
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RE: Weird Landing Gear

Fri Apr 13, 2001 1:29 am

No pictures, but have you ever looked at the nose gear on the Tridents?
It retracts sideways!
 
Western737
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RE: Weird Landing Gear

Fri Apr 13, 2001 1:50 am

It will look good on A380.  Big grin
 
hisham
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RE: Weird Landing Gear

Fri Apr 13, 2001 5:08 am

Well, check this one, I have no idea what is does.


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RE: Weird Landing Gear

Fri Apr 13, 2001 5:11 am

That must be a long landing to get all of those tires on the grownd!
 
Pendrilsaint
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RE: Weird Landing Gear

Fri Apr 13, 2001 5:18 am

Hey Hisham...I am imagining that back gear is so that stuff like this doesnt happen  Big grin

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Not a bad idea...spiffy heh
 
Aerotech
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RE: Weird Landing Gear

Fri Apr 13, 2001 6:32 am

I don't have a pic, but did you know the landing gear on the C-5, each bogie weighing more than most cars, rotates inward and upward 90 degrees before retracting? Weird wild stuff!
 
Aerotech
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RE:The Genius In The An-225

Fri Apr 13, 2001 6:39 am

In that pic, you can clearly see the configuration for the An-225. There is a certian genius to this (Just like the C-130) config. Even though they will probably never use it for unimproved strips, if the need ever comes about, the first tire (in takeoff or landing) will cut a path through either the mud, or snow, or whatever, making less resistence for the rest of the tires. This is especially helpfull when you have 28 giant tires trying to cut their way through. It can make a big difference!
 
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RE: Weird Landing Gear

Fri Apr 13, 2001 8:53 am


The Extra 400

This is the world's most technologically advanced single piston aircraft. It is of all-composite construction and is built utilising the latest in design and production processes.

But how is that for a set of main landing gear struts?

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MarS
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RE: Weird Landing Gear

Mon Apr 16, 2001 9:31 am

Cool Folks! Keep It Up!
 
fanofjets
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RE: Weird Landing Gear

Wed Apr 18, 2001 11:34 am

One of the most unusual airliners of all time had to be an East German four-engined airliner, of which two prototypes were built by VEB in the early 1960s. This oddball had two two-wheel main bogies in tandem under the fuselage, much like a Boeing B-52, with smaller struts that retracted into each of the underwing engine pods, as on the Il-18 Beagle.

(Dis)honorable mention to the following:
(1) The flying car designs, such as the ConVairCar and a prototype involving the wings and tail of a Cessna Skymaster mated to a Ford Pinto.
(2) The Convair Pogo, with wheels on its tail; this aeronautical wonder sat on its horizontal and vertical stabilizers with its nose pointed straight up, much like a rocket. As for accomplishing its goal of being able to take off without a runway, the plane performed admirably. The problem was how to land the thing in one piece....
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