down lock


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down lock

[′dau̇n ‚läk]
(aerospace engineering)
An airplane mechanism that locks the landing gear in a down position after the gear is lowered.

down lock

A device for locking retractable landing gear in the extended or down position. These locks may be mechanical, hydraulic, electrical, or a combination of two or more types.
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Post-accident examination revealed damage to the nose landing gear steering stops, the nose landing gear down lock mechanism and the nose landing gear wheel well sidewall.
To retract the landing gear, hydraulic pressure must be applied to initially release the down locks and then cause the actuators to move to the retracted position.
A further stroke down locked on the 11th spot were three players -- Thomas Detry, Andy Sullivan and Fabrizio Zanotti.
Short of committing to building a series of up and down locks, the project was virtually at a standstill.
An employee of the business, who did not want to be named, said: "They've filed down the main gate locks out of the compound, filed down locks on the shutter door and smashed through a PVC door as well.
1 Conditioner BEFORE shampoo If you've got fine hair, swapping round the order is recommended as it means your hair stills gets all the moisturising benefits but you're not left with weighed down locks that get greasy easily.
Never forget the 28 police officers and 22 civilians commended with awards for their bravery in lifting trapped fans to safety over walls or breaking down locked exit gates.
In "Banter Is All We Needed," the speaker and friends hear that the "Border Patrol found the bodies of a young man and woman lying down locked in an eternal embrace." These moments in the poems are quiet ones; they induce prayers, grief for strangers, and sometimes shame that "everything we had already thanked our god for" is not enough.
PINDI GHEB, March 29, 2011 (Frontier Star): Unidentified robbers looted cloth worth of millions of rupees along with cash by cutting down locks of a shop of Bara Market in Main Bazar of Pindi Gheb here on the other day while two robbers have been arrested.
Once inside demonstrators immediately began knocking down locked doors and searching for entrances to underground cells.
The author should be aware that the tower operator cannot see landing gear down locks, nor can a pilot flying in an airplane flying in formation with you.