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Old 02-13-2007, 02:27 PM
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Default FW 190 A8 landing gear?

Can anyone tell me why the FW 190A8 had landing gear that is canted inward at 80 degrees instead 90 degrees like the p51 mustang. I know the German designs always have good reasoning behind them.
Old 02-14-2007, 11:27 AM
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Default RE: FW 190 A8 landing gear?

The geometry of the gear is simple if you don't look at the pivot point but pay attention to the electric motor that was attached to the drag link. The drag link or strut that you see was what the motor was attached to to retract the gear. When you look at wheel/drag link/retract motor alignment you see that it makes the straight line of an imaginary strut.

I believe the fact that the gear canters inward is just a matter providing mechanical advantage to the drag link to allow it to pull the gear upward using a relatively small light electric motor. The stance of the gear is still very wide despite the inward canter of the gear which was a specific design feature because the 190 had a high takeoff and landing speed.



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Old 02-14-2007, 11:31 AM
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Default RE: FW 190 A8 landing gear?

Very Nice! Thanks.

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