How to Dissasemble a Landing Gear Wheel Assembly?

Answer Most aircraft maintenance must be performed by, or under the direct supervision of, an FAA-certified mechanic. Disassembling a landing gear wheel assembly is one item that falls under the category ... Read More »

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Landing Gear Components?

Hang out with aviators and pilots, and sooner or later you will hear the adage "The second-greatest thrill in the world is flying. The first is landing." The landing gear of an aircraft is typicall... Read More »

The History of the Retractable Landing Gear?

Airplanes were originally built with their landing gear fixed to the bottom of the plane. While airplane flight was still in its infancy, aircraft designers sought ways to decrease drag so they cou... Read More »

What is a fixed landing gear on an airplane?

Landing gear are wheels below the fuselage that allow an airplane to land and take off. With fixed landing gear, the plane does not retract the wheels during flight. This results in significant dra... Read More »

Who invented the retractable landing gear for airplanes&when?

There was no single inventor of retractable landing gear. Early planes had fixed landing gear, with the exception of J.W. Wartin's Kitten (1917), the Dayton Wright RB-1 (1920) and the Verville Spe... Read More »