wheel well

wheel well

wheel well
The part of an aircraft that receives or encloses the landing gear when it is retracted.
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New York (AirGuide Features - Inside Air Travel) Tue, Apr 22, 2014 - Jumping a deteriorating airport fence, running across the airport unobserved in the darkness and climbing into the wheel well of a parked Boeing 767, as a California teenager did on Sunday Apr.
A portable cart fits around the aircraft wheel well and contours against the airframe of the aircraft.
Those with very low clearance between tire and wheel well may need cable chains.
The body of a man in his 20s was discovered in the wheel well of an American Airlines aircraft from Miami when it landed at Detroit Metropolitan Airport on 22 October 2004.
If, he explains, it was simply a curved corner, then the majority of the air flow as the vehicle was moving forward would be, in that area, directly into the wheel well, which would cause buffeting.
A 15-year-old boy scrambled over an airport fence, crossed a tarmac and climbed into a jetliner's wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii -- a misadventure that stirred concern about possible weak spots in the security system that protects the nation's airline fleet.
The flares are expertly integrated into the body design with concealed attachments to amplify the Challenger SRT Hellcat's menacing stance, while making room for the 20 x 11-inch "Devil's Rim" split-five spoke aluminum wheels that ride on 305/35ZR20 Pirelli tires for improved performance while filling the wheel wells for a stronger planted appearance.
The vehicle has a carbon-fiber body with giant arched wheel wells and a dark glass cockpit for two.
The rear wheel wells were also modified for clearance of the four-foot long snow tracks.
Between 1947 and 2015 international aviation has recorded 113 attempts by 121 individuals hiding in wheel wells with a death count of 86.
Its 185/55/R15 wheels fit nicely in the wheel wells showing no unsightly or uneven gaps.
For starters, the supercar features four electric motors, one in each wheel -- yes, in the wheel itself --which, by containing all drive-related components in the wheel wells, allows for more freedom of design.