Date: 13 Jul 97 01:25:53 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Simon Craig) Organization: OzEmail Ltd - Australia References: 1 2 3 4 5
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>>The other strange thing about the nose gear was it had four tires on a >>single axle. I'm guessing that the narrow gear well limited the tire >>diameter, so 4 tires were required. > >But wouldn't that make the axle longer? I would have thought that >would be a more critical dimension, since it would have to fit between >the cabin floor and the bottom of the fuselage. (I had never noticed >this peculiarity of the Trident before.) I am looking at a picture of a Trident 1, and it definately only has 2 wheels on the nose gear, is offset to the left and has a large space to retract to the right - and each of the main gear has 4 wheels mounted on a single axle. It still looks a little wierd. Regards, -- Simon Craig --- If it's not Boeing, then I'm not going!