Date: 28 Sep 97 20:59:06 From: "john r." <email@example.com> Organization: silence References: 1 2 Followups: 1
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In article <airliners.1997.2205@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Joel S Cole <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes >Quoting "john r." <email@example.com> Mon Sep 15 10:01:42 1997 >>I was once told that the DC10 airfrane was much harder on its tyres and >>undercarriage due to the fact that on takeoff very little lift is >>generated by the wings untill rotation. I think it was only 10 - 15% of >>the weight transfered. >>Could this explain the many landing and t/off incidents of the DC10 / >>MD11. > And I would think the wing deflection would depend on the length >and stiffness of the wing, which is different between the two a/c types. >I would guess the wing deflects differently between the B747-200 and the >new wing of the B747-400. > Maybe I missed the intent of the question. I think a number of DC10s have been lost on catastrophic gear failures on t/off, the Continental one for instance, when the captain was on his last trip. I wanted to know if this high weight/stress on t/off was true or known about. -- john r.