tricycle undercarriage

tricycle undercarriage

An undercarriage arrangement in which, besides the main undercarriage, there is a nose undercarriage. This arrangement permits the forceful application of brakes without fear of nosing over. Further, cockpit visibility during takeoff and landing is also better than in an aircraft with a tail-wheel.
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This type of undercarriage arrangement routinely is lighter, costs less to manufacture and requires less maintenance than the most-popular alternative, the tricycle undercarriage. As such, it's the usual choice for utility airplanes as well as high-performance aerobatic airplanes, which likely will never see an unpaved runway.
The tricycle undercarriage's popularity stems from its stability.
It added: "The pilot's co-pilot saw another aircraft - a low wing single engine tricycle undercarriage monoplane about 500m away at the same height on a collision trajectory.