Aviation Photo #0965652 Airbus A380-841 - Qantas (Airbus)

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No Brakes!...only on this wheel in picture. I brought you this angle of the 777 Worldliner under carriage now I present you with the Airbus 380 gears. Note the flat under belly of this huge a/c. Amazing feeling standing next to this massive machine
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    Rhys Dudley
    Qantas (Airbus)
    Airbus A380-841
    Airbus A380
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    F-WWOW
    Brisbane (- Eagle Farm)
    Queensland
    Australia
    November 15, 2005
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Anonymous
13 years ago
The photo shows the amount of precision workmanship that has gone into the mechanism. Something that sits in the wheel bay during the flight and very few passengers ever think about - although it's pretty important at touchdown !
Anonymous
13 years ago
I's like "they" say...take off is facultative but landing isn't...
Anonymous
13 years ago
Amazing, i am stunned!
Anonymous
13 years ago
Great photo!
Love this kind of photos (not the everyday photo), and it's great to compare it with the 777 landing wheels.
Anonymous
13 years ago
It's amazing what we are capable of building, when we work together!
Anonymous
13 years ago
Wow! That's a cool shot! Very heavy duty machinery you have there!
Anonymous
13 years ago
Very clean and shining landing gear.
Anonymous
13 years ago
Good Perspective! One glaring omission I see is the absence of brake assemblies. This is an awfully big beast and I'm sure it needs all the help it can to stop!
Anonymous
13 years ago
That is a wonderful photo. This brings out the creativity of man.
Anonymous
13 years ago
I'm not used in noticing the landing gear assembly, but hey! it's more than just a wheel to roll the aircraft on the ground. I mean look at it, all the effort in designing such wheel to attach in a big beast like the A380 makes me wonder what those parts are for? since all I think that the other mechanism that a gear does aside from rolling is breaking..
Anonymous
13 years ago
These gears are so outsized. Fantastic to see it with all details!
Anonymous
13 years ago
I'd like to see a man standing next to the tires as a comparison...
great pic btw
Anonymous
13 years ago
Great shot! No breaks on the first pair of wheels you see in the shot, wondering how many wheels does have breaks.
Anonymous
13 years ago
WOW those are the biggist wheels I every has seen!
Anonymous
13 years ago
I always wondered why the gears need no protection shield to save all this cables ...

It's a shame that this complex mechanism is always unvisible for passengers ...

Anonymous
13 years ago
Now that's HUGE.

Very nice one!
Anonymous
13 years ago
Awesome close up
Anonymous
13 years ago
So, how do you change the tires on this thing?
Anonymous
13 years ago
In the right tire there´s a white spot. I think it´s the mark when this big baby touched down and got burned. Nice sight and yes, no brakes.
Anonymous
13 years ago
There is something very curious about the A380 undercarriage. The central ones retract vertically, not laterally as usual. Must have a quite powerful and complex system. Thanks for this nice view!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
I Love this shot since you can clearly see all the detail and hard work that went into designing the gear.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great photo of this massive gear.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Pin sharp
Anonymous
11 years ago
This photo shows all the detail i require for modelmaking and research
Anonymous
10 years ago
It looks like the last axle has some kind of steering system! Nice shot

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