Re: Takeoff wheel spin

From:         ei7gm@iol.ie (Paul Kearney)
Organization: Ireland On-Line
Date:         07 Sep 96 17:09:09 
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: When jet airliners take off, they seem to tuck their
: landing gear away soon after liftoff.  Is any retardation
: applied to the spinning wheels before they're
: lifted into their stowage position?  Or can they
Yes !
The main wheels are slowed down by the brakes during retraction.
The nose wheels are slowed down and stopped by the
pushing against "snubbers" in the roof of the nose-wheel-well.

regards to all