types of landing gear explained

Types of Landing Gear Explained

If you want to take off in an airplane, you don’t want to scrape along on your belly while on the ground. You also want to land without bending your prop and hopefully want to use the airplane again. To facilitate movement on the ground, airplanes are fitted with a variety of landing gear depending Read More…

retractable landing gear explained

Retractable Landing Gear Explained

Even the Wright Brothers knew that planes needed some way to reduce friction while on the ground to enable roll out and flight. The easiest solution for this problem are wheels that are low enough to keep the propeller from impacting the ground while the plane is taking off or landing. The earliest planes had Read More…