Aircraft Landing-Gear Systems
Landing-gear designs for aircraft vary from simple, fixed arrangements to very complex retractable systems involving many hundreds of parts. This chapter examines typical examples of landing gear and the systems by which they are operated.
The majority of aircraft are equipped with landing gear that can be classified as either tricycle or conventional.
Tricycle landing gear
is characterized by having a nose wheel assembly and two main gear assemblies, one on each side of the aircraft, as shown in Fig. 14-1
. This arrangement places the aircraft fuselage in a level ...