Re: Boeing 767 main gear tilt

Date:         11 Jul 97 02:09:28 
From: (Gary McKinnis)
Organization: CCnet Communications (510-988-7140 guest)
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"Francois Airault" <> writes:
>Could someone explain why the B767 gear is tilted the "wrong" way, i.e.
>front wheels down, instead of the seemingly more natural rear wheels
>down design like the 747, 777 or A340 ?

Hmmm.  I've thought about that, too.  I have a theory.  With a nose-high
attitude on landing, the main gear trucks are very close to parallel to
the landing surface at touchdown.  Perhaps this imposes less stress on the
gear and spreads tire wear equally.