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 Tricycle gear - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tricycle gear describes a kind of aircraft undercarriage, or landing gear, arranged in a tricycle fashion.
Tricycle gear planes are also much easier to handle on the ground and significantly reduce the possibility of a ground loop.
Tricycle gear aircraft are easier to land because the attitude required to land on the main gear is the same as that required in the flare, and they are less vulnerable to crosswinds.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tricycle_gear   (353 words)

 Conveyor assemblies for detachable mounting to a tractor - Patent 4512687
In the preferred embodiment, the undercarriage couples to the side of the tractor through the use of the rear tractor hitch lug and a brace to the side of the tractor frame.
The undercarriage 10 is attached to the tractor through a short hinged rear hitch 18 which is pinned to the tractor drawbar and a side brace 19 which is pinned to a hitch lug 20 bolted on the front or side of the tractor frame.
The rear lift linkage members, in the form of bell cranks, pivot at the rear of the undercarriage frame and at the attachment point to the auger tube and are controlled by a double acting hydraulic cylinder 41 which is powered by the tractor hydraulics.
www.freepatentsonline.com /4512687.html   (3153 words)

 Undercarriage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The undercarriage or landing gear is the structure (usually wheels) that supports an aircraft when it is taxiing or stationary.
Most modern aircraft have tricycle undercarriages or variants thereof.
Tricycle undercarriage aircraft are usually steered by the leading wheel(s) when taxiing.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Undercarriage   (745 words)

 SG Aviation - Rally 105 UL
Tricycle versions only in kit or ready-to-fly Complies with U.S. Sport and experimental aircraft rules and Canadian AULA and amateur-built aircraft rules.
The fixed tricycle undercarriage is of an already proven design.
The aluminum wing is rectangular, slightly tapered in the area of the flaps and ailerons, and strut-braced (NACA 63215 mod.
www.sgaviation.com /Products/Aircraft/Rally_105_UL/Rally_105_UL.htm   (345 words)

 Unreal Aircraft - Hybrid Aircraft - Messerschmitt Bf.109 mutations
A Bf.109F-1 was rested with tricycle undercarriage for trials associated with the Me.262 jet.
It would have a tricycle undercarriage, using the nosewheel of an Me.309.
The only new components would be the main undercarriage members, the tail assembly, and the fuselage nose.
www.unrealaircraft.com /hybrid/Bf109.php   (1093 words)

 Boeing B-29 Superfortress -- Chapter 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
It differed from the XB-15 primarily in the relocation of the wing from a low to a high position and by the installation of a nose wheel undercarriage.
The next step was the Boeing Model 322 project of March 1938, which was a design study requested by the Army for a pressurized version of the B-17 with a tricycle landing gear.
The Model 322 featured a nose wheel undercarriage and was to be powered by four Pratt and Whitney R-2180 radials.
www.csd.uwo.ca /~pettypi/elevon/baugher_us/b029-01.html   (2813 words)

 GWS Cargotrans and intellectual property - RC Groups
It was an all-metal, high wing, twin engine aircraft with a tricycle undercarriage and a large fuselage capable of carrying motor vehicles.
The Fairchild C119 was a high wing twin engined aeroplane with a tricycle undercarriage and a large fuselage capable of carrying motor vehicles.
The undercarriage was of the tricycle type with the main wheels attached to the fuselage sides under the wing.
www.rcgroups.com /forums/showthread.php?t=415320   (1718 words)

 MPM 1/72 'Kikka', by Carmel J Attard
All of these aircraft have several features in common, namely being twin engine, single seaters, having a tricycle undercarriage and best of all these will make a fine selection of the early jets which were the forerunners of today’s multi role combat aircraft.
Unlike the earlier release of the Kikka, which apparently had no forward undercarriage location mounting, there is now a finely moulded resin box like component, part PP7, which has a print inside to receive the nose wheel oleo.
Undercarriage detail include brass etch torque link that is added to the oleo as well as retraction struts for the wheel well doors.
modelingmadness.com /reviews/axis/j/attardkikka.htm   (1134 words)

 Boeing XB-29 Superfortress
It differed from the XB-15 primarily in the relocation of the wing from a low- to a high-mounted position on the fuselage and by the installation of a nosewheel undercarriage.
The Model 322 featured a nosewheel undercarriage and was to be powered by four Pratt & Whitney R-2180 radials.
A maximum speed of 307 mph at 25,000 feet was envisaged, and the maximum bomb load was to have been 9920 pounds.
home.att.net /~jbaugher2/b29_1.html   (2886 words)

 Conversions and endorsements rev 4.0b   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
Tail wheel equipped aircraft are fun to fly but their ground handling, take-off and landing characteristics differ from tricycle undercarriage aircraft.
Type endorsement for high performance aircraft equipped with higher horsepower engines and retractable undercarriage requires about 3 - 5 hours flight instruction and is usually coincident with a CSU endorsement.
Conversion to light twin engine aircraft equipped with retractable undercarriage requires about 5 - 8 hours flight instruction and can be combined and coincident with the CSU and retractable endorsements.
www.aircentre.com /endors3.html   (490 words)

 Douglas XBT2D-1 Dauntless II
The XSB2D-1 was equipped with a tricycle undercarriage, rather unusual at the time for a carrier-based aircraft.
Like the SB2D, it had a tricycle undercarriage, but it was a much larger aircraft and was powered by a 28-cylinder Pratt and Whitney R-4360 radial engine driving contrarotating propellers.
These tests uncovered some serious problems with main undercarriage and wing skin failures, most of which took place when when the landing weights and landing sinking speeds were high.
home.att.net /~jbaugher4/newa1_1.html   (1446 words)

 Storm 300 Special
Like its predecessor, it is available as a taildragger or tricycle undercarriage.
The 300 Focus is the delux model with leather interior, adjustable rudder pedals, trim controls, and wheel covers.
A four seat development is also available, the 2+2 400 series (special and focus versions), and the larger 500 series which comes as a tricycle (500 CLK) or retractable undercarriage (500 SLK) version.
www.pilotfriend.com /experimental/acft6/53.htm   (281 words)

 The Blackburn Beverley Association - Beverley XB259: The Undercarriage (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.virginia.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
This is not part of the undercarriage, but a support for the oleo, which has been fitted to take strain away from the oleo assembly.
The fairing angled forward on the right would move to a vertical position when the aircraft was airborne and no load was bearing down on the landing gear.
The original design for the GAL freighter had a single large wheel for the wing undercarriage units.
www.beverley-association.org.uk.cob-web.org:8888 /xb259/undercarriage.htm   (162 words)

 tricycle undercarriage [Archive] - AviationBanter
would seem to be a huge advantage of the tricycle undercarraige...
The tricycle gear has more drag and weight, but the primary reason was
But I think the first wheeled Wright plane was tricycle.
www.aviationbanter.com /q-t_7082-tricycle-undercarriage.html   (3092 words)

 KP 1/72 Mil8/Mil17 Helicopter Kit
The cabin for freight transport is equipped with a gate and loading platform.
On the fuselage bulkhead there are anchorages for the fixed tricycle undercarriage and the hanger for outside load up to 3 000 kg.
The Mi-8 has a fixed tricycle front-type undercarriage with single main wheels and a doubled controllable nose wheel.
www.internethobbies.com /noname109.html   (211 words)

 Untitled Document
Fixed wing aircraft are usually controlled with a “stick” or a “yoke”, which actuates control surfaces on the wings and the tail.
The undercarriage is equipped with seats for the occupants, an instrument panel, the landing gear, an engine with a propeller, and a fuel tank.
These types of aircraft are controlled by actuators that deform the wing, much like a skydiver maneuvers his or her canopy.
www.sportaviationcenter.com /FAQ.html   (1338 words)

 UKMFTS Website - Flying Training Platforms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
The fuselage is long and tapering, with a very square cut fin and tailplane, both of which have swept leading edges.
The bulged, rounded cockpit canopy is prominent, as is the short, sturdy tricycle undercarriage.
The Slingsby Firefly is a conventional low-wing, two-seat training aircraft with a fixed tricycle undercarriage.
www.ukmfts.gov.uk /pages/current/platforms.shtml   (1434 words)

 Adroit Technology Pty Ltd
The main wing spar is reinforced and the wing surface increased and is available with either a two-wheel or tricycle undercarriage.
The main wheels are housed in the stabilising sponsons, while the rear wheel retracts in to the rear of the fuselage.
The fixed tricycle undercarriage is of an already well-approved design.
www.adroittech.com.au /products.html   (1084 words)

 The Plane
The Cessna 172 started life as a relatively simple tricycle undercarriage development of the taildragger 170, with a fairly basic level of standard equipment.
The 172 became an overnight sales success and over 1400 were built in 1956, its first full year of production.
The 172A introduced a swept back tail and rudder, while the 172B of late 1960 introduced a shorter undercarriage, equipment changes and for the first time the Skyhawk name for the Deluxe option.
home.gci.net /~dtcase/Plane.htm   (294 words)

 SG Aviation - Storm RG
Available in retractable tricycle gear in kit or ready-to-fly versions.
The dorsal fin on the central section of fuselage bring into harmony the line, moreover already esthetically refined and efficient of Storm RG.
Models: The Storm RG is available only in the tricycle undercarriage version.
www.sgaviation.com /Products/Aircraft/Storm_RG/Storm_RG.htm   (183 words)

 Fujimi 1/72 A-4M Skyhawk, previewed by Scott Van Aken
The Skyhawk is of conventional post-WW2 design, with a low-mounted delta-like wing, tricycle undercarriage, and a single turbojet engine in the rear fuselage, with intakes on the fuselage sides.
Similarly the main undercarriage did not penetrate the main wing spar, being mounted so that when retracted only the wheel itself was inside the wing and the undercarriage struts were housed in a fairing below the lower wing surface.
This meant that the wing structure itself could be lighter for the same overall strength and combined with the lack of a (heavy) wing fold mechanism even more weight was saved.
modelingmadness.com /scotts/viet/fujimi/25022p.htm   (1204 words)

With a tricycle undercarriage and large ‘dive-bomber’ flaps it was quite a contrast to its predecessor, the well-tried but out-of-date AW Whitley.
Like the Whitley, it was one of the “redundant bombers” which Winston Churchill urged his Air Staff to provide for his orphan child, the Airborne Forces.
Its tricycle undercarriage put it into a flying attitude even before it began to roll.
www.raf38group.org /kenneth1b   (873 words)

 PSEJ Fleet
Retracting undercarriage came with the Skylane RG of 1977.
Subsequent changes included elliptical rear side windows (182G), tubular steel undercarriage (182P), an enlarged fin fillet (from 1973), and turbocharger (182R).
Other features include a bonded wet wing (then appearing on a number of 400 series Cessna twins) and the trailing link main undercarriage design shared with the Conquest.
mywebpages.comcast.net /gmascelli/psiej/fleet.htm   (1219 words)

 Curtis-Wright XF15C-1
The XF15C-1 is an all-metal aircraft with a cantilevered low wing that folds for stowage aboard an aircraft carrier.
It is equipped with a tricycle undercarriage and the cockpit has bubble canopy.
The original horizontal tail was located low, at the end of the fuselage.
users.ids.net /~qam/AircraftPages/curtisaf15c1.html   (317 words)

 Consolidated PBY
On 22 November 1939, six years after the initial prototype, the first amphibious version of the Catalina design flew.
The XPBY-5A had a retractable tricycle undercarriage offering so much versatility that the Navy had the remaining thirty-three built to the same standard.
In 1940 an additional 134 PBY-5As were ordered and by December 1941, the Catalina was the principal patrol bomber flying-boat.
www.uscg.mil /hq/g-cp/history/WEBAIRCRAFT/AC_Consolidated_PBY.html   (974 words)

 Our aircraft fleet (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.virginia.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
This trainer is a cost efficient means of training students in instrument flight, use of navigation aids and procedural instrument flying.
2 seater, overhead fixed wing, fixed tricycle undercarriage, fixed pitch propeller
2 seater, overhead fixed wing, fixed tricycle undercarriage, fixed pitch pusher propeller,
www.australiancollegeofaviation.com.cob-web.org:8888 /fleet.html   (90 words)

 Heinkel He 219 by Roland Remp - Schifferbooks.com
Not only was the He 219 very fast, with a maximum speed in excess of 600 km/h, but it also possessed excellent maneuverability, had a well-designed cockpit, and was equipped with airborne radar.
The He 219 was the first German production aircraft to have a tricycle undercarriage and ejector seats for both crew members.
The author provides many previously unpublished details in describing the development history of the He 219, the technology it employed, its testing, production, and use in combat.
www.schifferbooks.com /newschiffer/book_template.php?isbn=0764312294   (150 words)

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