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garuda
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Brakes On Nose Wheels

Wed Oct 20, 2004 9:59 pm

Dear A.netters,

I have a question the brakes on nose wheels. From the search function, I gathered that some airplanes have it, and some don't. But I can't find much info on which airplanes have the nose wheels brakes, and which airplanes don't have, except for Convair CV880 and CV990 which have the brakes, and B727 which initially have the brakes but removed due to complexity.

So, how about other airplanes like B737/747/757/767/777 and A300/310/320 family/330/340?

Thanks in advance....
JA
 
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RE: Brakes On Nose Wheels

Wed Oct 20, 2004 10:59 pm

Hi Johannes  Smile

Can't elaborate why they removed the brakes from the nose gear but for the interest there are brakes in the nose gears of all the other aircraft you mentioned.

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garuda
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RE: Brakes On Nose Wheels

Wed Oct 20, 2004 11:10 pm

From what I read, most of B727s had their nose brakes removed due to the complexity in maintaning those brakes... I'm not sure why the Convair Jets still have them...
 
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RE: Brakes On Nose Wheels

Thu Oct 21, 2004 12:26 am

The nosewheel brakes on earlier jets where removed and not included in all subsequent jets for several reasons.
1. They affected steering control adversly.
2. They where not very effective due to the small tires. They didn't add that much more braking power too the system.
3. Tires wore out quickly due to the combined stresses of steering and braking.

There probably are other reasons I'm sure others here can add.


So, how about other airplanes like 737/747/757/767/777 and A300/310/320 family/330/340?

but for the interest there are brakes in the nose gears of all the other aircraft you mentioned


The aircraft that Garuda asked about all do NOT have nose wheel brakes. They do have spin brakes located in the wheel well whose function is to stop the wheel once it is retracted. But I think the intent of the question was do they have brakes that stop the aircraft. Definetly not.

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RE: Brakes On Nose Wheels

Thu Oct 21, 2004 12:32 am

Our 72's still have the brakes. Mostly so we can haul more freight into shorter runways. However in 7 years i have only changed a set of nose brakes one time. So i do not see the "removed for complexity" issue

GS

oh yeah the 732 does not have nose brakes.
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RE: Brakes On Nose Wheels

Sun Oct 24, 2004 11:12 pm

Cessna Citation business jets do not have nose wheel brakes.
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RE: Brakes On Nose Wheels

Wed Oct 27, 2004 9:12 am

The nose gear brakes where optional, we had them on all our Boeing 727-100/200´s and 737´s.

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