Re: DC10 / MD11 Gear

Date:         28 Sep 97 20:59:06 
From:         "john r." <john@guava.demon.co.uk>
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In article <airliners.1997.2205@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Joel S Cole <stevec00@juno.com> writes
>Quoting "john r." <john@guava.demon.co.uk> 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.

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john r.