ACDC8 wrote:Really speculating here, but 15 years ago would put the time frame right around the time the Q400s were having gear collapse issues. Any possibility that this may have had something to do with it? Keeping the gear extended for a specific period of time to ensure the system is OK to retract, lower and lock?
Starlionblue wrote:You wouldn't gain any additional information about the ability of the gear to downlock again on the next cycle by keeping it downlocked.
DashTrash wrote:Q400 or earlier Dash?
I’m aware of no checklist item on the early Dashes that require delaying gear retraction but don’t have the books in front of me to look.
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Yikes! wrote:There is a simpler answer, one that happened to me (8,000 hrs dh8 flying): They forgot to make the "Positive Rate" call, perhaps due to a distraction. KISS.
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