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Last month we took a look at the basic characteristics of the two most common landing gear configurations: tricycle and taildragger. We will now...
As we started to discuss last month, the landing gear is a major component of the airplane that affects the design in significant ways....
It’s time to turn our attention to a major component of the airplane—the landing gear.
Design process-CG limits and tail size, part 2.
Design process-tail volume. By Barnaby Wainfan.
Design process-CG limits and tail size.
Design process-CG loading, part 2.
Empty weight and empty CG of the airplane are fixed and do not vary from flight to flight. The same cannot be said of its contents.