From: firstname.lastname@example.org ( 0 Falke_Charlie phone dist ) Date: 11 Oct 96 19:44:55 References: 1 2 3 Followups: 1 2
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>At flight test, they put locking pins in the retraction mechanism after >landing and before towing. To follow up a note I sent earlier, I found someone who knew more about gear pins, who said that the airlines consistently remove the gear pins the first thing after delivery and toss them. The lock mechanisms are overcenter backed by beefy springs, so something drastic must have been done wrong. -- Charlie Falke Pratt & Whitney System Test Team Leader C/O Boeing Comm AP grp.