tricycle landing gear


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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 aircrafts are supplied as a complete ready to fly aircraft and feature a strut-braced high-wing, a two-seats-in-side-by-side configuration open cockpit, fixed tricycle landing gear and a single engine in tractor configuration.
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The A5 is a light sport aircraft (LSA), but also has retractable tricycle landing gear and a ballistic airframe parachute similar to the Cirrus line.
The innovative but unreliable trolley was replaced by orthodox tricycle landing gear.
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In chapter 3, Balzer describes Curtiss-Wright's production of three prototypes of the XP-55, notable for being the company's first fighter with a tricycle landing gear configuration.
Most planes have a standard tricycle landing gear configuration, which means the aircraft remains stable and upright when stationary.
Aviastar-SP will provide fuselage panels and other airframe components, while Russian aircraft equipment supplier JSC Aviaagregat will develop a new retractable tricycle landing gear for the airlifter.
Recent maintenance included replacing the fuel filter and converting the airplane from a tailwheel to tricycle landing gear configuration.
HAL stated HAL Do-228 is a highly reliable, multi-purpose, fuel efficient, rugged, light weight twin turboprop aircraft with a retractable tricycle landing gear. The cockpit is designed to accommodate two crew members and is fitted with duplicate controls.