Airplane Wheels After Takeoff
Location: Outside U.S.
Country: Great Britain
Date: August 2007
Do the wheels continue spinning at a tangential velocity of
200 mile per hour after take off have any effect on an airplane? Are the
brakes applied just before they are retracted?
It varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. Some are allowed to spin
down naturally, some are braked when retracted. A tire burst inside the
wheel well is one of the failure modes that must be dealt with in the
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