What happens if the landing gear fails?
When an aircraft is unable to touch down with its landing gear fully extended it must perform a gear-up or “belly” landing. Such a landing does carry a small risk – there is likely to be damage to the aircraft; it could conceivably catch fire or flip over if it lands too hard.
What happens if landing gear doesn’t retract?
If the gears failed to retract after take off, an aircraft could carry on with its flight, but with limitations to its airspeed, cruising altitude and ATC (Air Traffic Control) would need to be informed of decreased cruising speeds and altitudes.
How do we prevent the landing gear from retracting on the ground?
There is a weight sensor which senses if the plane is on the ground. This sensor prevents gear retraction while the plane is still on the ground.
Do pilots actually fly planes?
Do pilots actually fly the planes? Pilots typically fly the plane during take off and landing. The pilot manually controls the plane until it reaches the required height. This usually only takes about five minutes.
What action should be taken whenever maintenance is performed that will affect the landing gear system performance?
C. meter the proper amount of air in the struts. What action should be taken whenever maintenance is performed that will affect the landing gear system performance? A.A test flight should be performed to conduct an operational check.
When should a landing gear retraction check be accomplished?
When should landing gear retraction checks be accomplished? During annual and other type inspections, after replacing landing gear components, and after any hard landing.
Do pilots eat in the cockpit?
Yes, pilots can and do eat in the cockpit during a flight, however, pilots in the cockpit do not eat at the same time and take it in turns to enjoy their food whilst the others are in control of the plane.
Can a plane land itself on autopilot?
Yes, a passenger plane can land by itself using the autopilot, through a system that is often referred to as ‘autoland’. The pilots can program the autopilot to carry out the landing automatically whilst the pilots monitor the aircraft’s systems.
What is the most important job in the maintenance of the aircraft landing gear?
The most important job in the maintenance of the aircraft landing gear system is thorough accurate inspections. To properly perform inspections, all surfaces should be cleaned to ensure that no trouble spots are undetected.
Which of the following conditions is most likely to cause the landing gear warning signal to sound?
20 (8953) – Which of the following conditions is most likely to cause the landing gear warning signal to sound? C- Landing gear not locked down and throttle retarded.
How do you inspect landing gear?
Inspect landing gear wheels for cleanliness, corrosion, and cracks. Check wheel tie bolts for looseness. Examine anti-skid wiring for deterioration. Check tires for wear, cuts, deterioration, presence of grease or oil, alignment of slippage marks, and proper inflation.
Is there a maximum KIAS for gear retraction in FSX?
The maximum KIAS for gear retraction (and extension) and damage to the gear has been part of FSX since the first demo was released. But the effect depends upon your aircraft realism settings and whether or not crash damage is allowed. I’ve had to make gear up landings in many aircraft in FSX before I figured out what was going on.
Why can’t the landing gear extend above 220 knots?
Apparently, the Boeing jets and other add-ons do have an override mechanism that will not allow the landing gear to extend above 220 knots. I checked this several times.
How do you Drop the landing gear in the VC?
The only way that I am able to drop the gear with these ships is to pitch the nose up about 20 degrees. At that point the gear will drop. The Joystick button, keyboard control (G) and interactive mouse all show the landing gear lever in the VC working properly.
Can gear be extended above a certain airspeed?
In the real world, of course, gear should not be extended above a certain airspeed because of the potential for drag damage. Until just recently, I would just arbitrarily check my gear retract/extend mode with these aircraft even at a 15 degree climb at 270 knots. It always worked.