Re: Unjamming Gear on 747 - how?

From:         ditab@mail1.halcyon.com
Organization: Northwest Nexus Inc.
Date:         08 Aug 95 02:18:25 
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>barr@netcom.com (Keith Barr) writes:
>  In article <airliners.1995.1107@ohare.chicago.com>,
>  Dr. Erdelen <hrz090@aixrs1.hrz.uni-essen.de> wrote:
>  > - Is poppin-jammed-gear-by-pullin-g's an acknowledged procedure for
>  >   airliners, or at all a viable RL(tm), as opposed to TV, option?

>  This is definitely a procedure recommended for small aircraft, but
>  transport category aircraft are only certified to +2.5 G's, so a pilot
>  could try it, but could not put too much pull on the wings, lest they might
>  decide to part company with the rest of the aircraft.

The nose gear on the 747 airplanes come down into place with wind
resistance.  Pulling g's would do no good with any of the other gear, but
I doubt that it is an approved practice.  However, in any emergency,
anything to get the gear down is possible.