Re: Boeing 767 main gear tilt

Date:         11 Jul 97 02:09:29 
From: (Simon Craig)
Organization: OzEmail Ltd - Australia
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>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 ?

A tilt of 17 degrees forward is to allow the gear to fit into the wheel
wells.  I don't know of any other reason.  The tilt is also part of the
air/ground logic, ie when the gear is tilted, a switch is made, telling the
a/c it has left the ground.


Simon Craig

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