LEXIQUE EN ANGLAIS

LANDING GEAR



Fixed gear

Most small aircraft have steering capabilities through the use of a simple system of mechanical linkages connected to the rudder pedals. As the pedals are depressed, the movement is transferred to the strut piston axle and wheel assembly which rotates to the left or right.

Nose wheel gear Cessna 172

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Main gear Piper PA 28

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Retractable gear

Nose wheel gear Piper Arrow

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Main gear Beechcraft King Air 200

The main gear legs retract and extend parallely to the aircraft's axis to accommodate in spindles behind the engines.

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Landing gear Airbus A320

Nose wheel gear

The nose landing gear comprises a leg with a built-in shock absorber strut, carrying twin wheel with adequate shimmy damping and a folding strut mechanically locked when in the DOWN position.

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Main gear Airbus 320

Each of the two main landing gear assemblies consists of a conventional two wheel direct type with an integral shock absorber supported in the fore and aft direction by a fixed drag strut and laterally by a folding strut mechanically locked when in the DOWN position.

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Main gear Airbus 321 - 4 wheels

Each of the two main landing gear assemblies consists of a direct action shock absorber on which is installed a bogie beam and four wheels. The shock absorber is supported in the fore and aft direction by a fixed drag strut and laterally by a folding strut mechanically locked when in the DOWN position.

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