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767 Landing Gear

Sat Jul 02, 2005 8:00 pm

I noticed this excellent photo in the database:


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It seems like the main gear is in a slightly odd configuration, with the front wheels on the bogie hanging lower than the rear ones. I would have thought that the configuration as seen on a 777 would make more sense:


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Can anyone shed some light?
 
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RE: 767 Landing Gear

Sat Jul 02, 2005 9:57 pm

The 767 is like that so the gears can fit into the plane when retracted. Same goes with the A340-500/600, A380. I'm sure other aircraft have that reason as well.
 
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RE: 767 Landing Gear

Sun Jul 03, 2005 4:58 am

Does anyone know when NWA is going to retire the DC-9? Lol!

Welcome to Airliners, you can use the search feature for this frequent question.

But the answer is for retraction into the wheel wells.
 
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RE: 767 Landing Gear

Sun Jul 03, 2005 6:23 am

First of all, welcome to A.net.

If you do a search on "767 gear" in the Tech/Ops forum you will find a recent thread on this topic. It had 44 responses that should answer your question. However, I am sure some else will answer your question in this thread.
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RE: 767 Landing Gear

Sun Jul 03, 2005 8:59 am

Thanks guys, I did do a search (after a long time reading posts on a.net before joining I'd know I ought to search first) but maybe I wasn't thorough enough. Cheers anyway!

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