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tricycle landing gear

[′trī·sik·əl ′land·iŋ ‚gir]
(aerospace engineering)
A landing-gear arrangement that places the nose gear well forward of the center of gravity on the fuselage and the two main gears slightly aft of the center of gravity, with sufficient distance between them to provide stability against rolling over during a yawed landing in a crosswind, or during ground maneuvers.
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The F-117 had a tricycle gear, which consists of a nose wheel and two main wheels (from the gear box under each wing).
We know little about the engineering magic that makes a 400-plus ton machine on a tricycle gear lift itself towards the sky.
Standard features include servo drives, touch screen controls, cantilevered edge guilded unwind, splice table, integral slitter, glueless or coreless start, tall label roll closure system, semi-automatic core leader, automatic roll eject with integral roll tray, and CTC spopular tricycle gear caster system.
The Luscombe Spartan 185 is a four-place, fuel-injected, single engine, tricycle gear, all-metal aircraft powered by Teledyne Continental Motors I0-360-ES 185 horsepower engine.
Last year, with little fanfare, Kitfox announced an LSA version of the airplane, available as either a taildragger or as a tricycle gear airplane.
The soft-field attitude observed in tricycle gear airplanes, for example, is analogous to the three-point landing attitude in many tailwheel airplanes.
The Air Force eventually chose the T-34, with its tricycle gear, as its next trainer.
The 23-hour Student pilot was flying his second solo flight in a tricycle gear single-engine airplane.