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Old Nov 23, 2012, 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by LuvEvolution7 View Post
well, the gear aren't really angled to let em all touch at roughly the same time. the gear are angled, so that there's minimal shock transfer to the airframe. if all wheels touch at the same time, shock waves get sent up into the airframe, without being absorbed by the gear itself. if you angle them and allow seperate touchdown events to take place, the impact gets transfered to the gear and rebounds, rather than going up through the legs and into the airframe. pretty simple and ingenious.
Maybe so, but take a look at a 747 landing and the rear tyres on the main gear all touch down close to the same time.
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