ApplicationNo. 631627 filed on 12/20/1990
US Classes:244/102SL, Strut locks244/100RLANDING GEAR
ExaminersPrimary: Peters, Joseph F. Jr.
Assistant: Mattix, Carla
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesB64C 025/26
AbstractA landing gear for an aircraft has a multi-wheeled truck that is swung by a main prop from a stowed position to a lowered position below the aircraft. The truck is pivotably connected to the lower end of the main prop. When the gear is lowered, at least one rear prop extends between the upper end of the main prop and an aft region of the wheel truck. Both the main and rear props are telescoping members. However, the rear prop is releasably lockable to hold a certain fixed length when the aircraft is on the ground, so as to prevent pivoting movement of the wheel truck relative to the main prop. This impedes the ability of the aircraft to tip back when its center of gravity shifts aft during unloading.