From: "David K. Cornutt" <email@example.com> Organization: Residential Engineering Date: 07 Sep 96 17:09:10 References: 1
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In article <airliners.1996.1706@ohare.Chicago.COM> JbTex, firstname.lastname@example.org writes: >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? Funny you should mention it... Last week I took a trip to the Lone Star Aviation Museum in Galveston (highly recommended), and picked up a copy of a B-29 manual. (They have for sale copies of manuals for a number of WWII-era aircraft.) It cautions the pilot to apply brakes prior to retracting the gear. --- David K. Cornutt, Residentially Engineered, Huntsville, AL email: email@example.com I'm a rocket scientist. Don't tell me what TV I must see.