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Old 06-14-2004, 08:34 PM   #1
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After watching a C-17 take off from SLC last night, the mains seem to do some funky things when retracting. Can anyone explain or provide pics/vid of the retraction sequence?? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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The main bogeys (4) hang considerably lower after lift-off due to the fact that they are a lever type assembly with a very long stroke (lots of travel for landing on rough stuff), this looks different in and of itself.
During retraction they each rotate (twist) 90° just before the gear assembly is retracted.
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Thanks Dave. Yeah, those are some pretty funky mains, makes a little more sense now. Another thing I notice is, the tops of the struts actually poke out of the pod/fairing and have their own little door to cover them up after retraction is complete.

I dont know about the rest of you, but when watching a plane takeoff, my eyes are usually glued to the gear....watching the retraction sequence, especially on something that does it ina different way.

Any one have any good pics of a C-17 retracting its wheels?

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Any one have any good pics of a C-17 retracting its wheels?

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One from: http://www.aerodyn.org/History/c-17-v1.html
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After watching a C-17 take off from SLC last night, the mains seem to do some funky things when retracting. Can anyone explain or provide pics/vid of the retraction sequence?? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Damn! Thats a great shot! Thanks alot. I knew there was alot going on down there....thanks again


For some reason though, looking at that screenshot reminds me of looking at my ex-girlfriends teeth??
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Damn! Thats a great shot! Thanks alot. I knew there was alot going on down there....thanks again


For some reason though, looking at that screenshot reminds me of looking at my ex-girlfriends teeth??
She was British?
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