Re: A330-300HGW & new gear

Date:         11 Jul 97 02:09:28 
From:         domk1031@cetus.zrz.TU-Berlin.DE (Burkhard Domke)
Organization: Technical University of Berlin, Germany
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On 27 Jun 97 15:37:17 , Ken Ishiguro <> wrote:
>2.  Nose gear:  Somehow ended up 20" short. This causes all sorts of
>wing and elevator incidence problems resulting in a long takeoff roll.
>Personal experience is both the 330 and 340 sit at the gate nose-low.
>The takeoff drill seems to be to accelerate to an abnormally high speed,
>then yank the nose up once enough elevator authority is acheived.

The nose gear "ended up" short to facilitate shorter takeoff runs,
actually. By reducing aircraft incidence, the wing operates at a lower
lift coefficient during roll and thus incurs less induced drag. Less
drag implies better acceleration, except the thrust line gets inclined
downwards or the intake performance is impaired by this measure.

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