auxiliary landing gear

auxiliary landing gear

[ȯg′zil·yə·rē ′land·iŋ ‚gir]
(aerospace engineering)
The part or parts of a landing gear, such as an outboard wheel, which is intended to stabilize the craft on the surface but which bears no significant part of the weight.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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With his left hydraulic system inoperative, Capt Powers was required to configure using auxiliary landing gear extension procedures and engage his emergency brake system.
Next came the S-35, an aircraft that almost ruined the struggling company when its auxiliary landing gear collapsed on takeoff for a non-stop flight from New York to Paris in 1926.
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