Last month we took a look at the basic characteristics of the two most common landing gear configurations: tricycle and taildragger. We will now turn our attention to some critical factors in the proper integration of the gear into the overall airplane configuration. The configuration of the landing gear and its placement affect the static, […]
As we started to discuss last month, the landing gear is a major component of the airplane that affects the design in significant ways. Delaying the layout and design of the gear until late in the design process will inevitably lead to problems. Accordingly, the designer should address the major factors associated with landing gear […]
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.