Reference for my question, is on page 74 in Terry Waddington's Mcdonnell Douglas Dc-10 book.
Question is: Aircraft 9Q-CLI of Air Zaire found in the picture at the top of the page of 74 has it's gear box doors open, but the weird thing is the main outer gear is hanging like a 767 gear. Why is that? In person, I have never seen such a thing on Dc-10's when the gear doors open. Also the way the gear box is design i know for a fact with the gear hanging as such, it would not even fit in the gear box. I have pictures in my personal collection, of gear doors opening or shutting with the gear extending or retracting, and no sign of the gear making a movement like this is visible.
Can someone clarify something here, or did i just miss something on the gear design? As you notice in this pic and on all other Dc-10s the gear is flat, but go to Terry Waddingtons book and you will see that 9Q-CLI has forward tilting bogies.
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So any of you former or current Dc-10 Mechs, please help. Also if you do not know or you are just going to speculate please do not bother to respond to this post. I would like a valid answer and maybe a link to reasons for this with diagrams of some sort... Thanks
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