Re: Takeoff wheel spin

From: (Greg Croydon)
Organization: ViaNet
Date:         07 Sep 96 17:09:09 
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  or MIME structure (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?  Or can they
>still be spinning after they're up?

They usualy spin away, dissapating whatever heat may have built up. If
they are slightly imbalanced, the ensuing vibration from the nosewheel
can translate right into the flight deck for a few minutes.