Re: Takeoff wheel spin

From:         jwalger@usaor.net (John W. Alger)
Organization: USA OnRamp
Date:         07 Sep 96 17:09:09 
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jbtex@aol.com (JbTex) wrote:

>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?

The answer is: BOTH.  The main gear usually has the brakes
automatically applied to stop rotation.  The nose gear is stopped by
friction pads in the whell well as it is retracted. Passengers can
sometimes feel the vibration from this if they are seated in the front
of the aircraft.

John