Re: Takeoff wheel spin

From:         "Jan Broe" <>
Organization: News Server at UNI-C, Danish Computing Centre for Research and Education.
Date:         07 Sep 96 17:09:10 
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JbTex <> wrote in article
> 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?

this was recently the subject of a very(!) long discussion on the Airline
mailing list and the answer was that almost everything is possible...
Some aircraft types are equipped with some kind of braking mechanism
(everything from rubber pads in the wheel well to a system activating the
brake upon gear retraction) and some are not...

Jan Broe