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Posted: 10/3/2005 7:21:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/3/2005 7:23:49 PM EDT by Dilbert_556]
This is what the wheels looked like after the landing. Try that with your Dremel!







Link Posted: 10/3/2005 7:22:57 PM EDT
wow!
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 7:23:44 PM EDT
Still haven't seen the video, but those pics are amazing!
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 7:23:48 PM EDT
holy wow, that should buff right out.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 7:24:20 PM EDT
What kind of Jet did that gear belong too?
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 7:25:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By purplecheese:
What kind of Jet did that gear belong too?



It was an Airbus A320 I believe.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 7:25:06 PM EDT
tagged cause people at work will want to see this.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 7:25:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/3/2005 7:29:05 PM EDT by HIPPO]
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 7:26:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 7:26:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ProfGAB101:
tagged cause people at work will want to see this.

Link Posted: 10/3/2005 7:27:28 PM EDT
Don't you know those passengers were about to crap themselves! Those guys did a great job landing that thing!
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 7:28:13 PM EDT
Wow. I expected more damage
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 7:29:09 PM EDT
That was an awsome landing by the captin. The bar i was at had everyone chearing when he landed that plane.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 7:29:49 PM EDT
Wow, I watched the video the other day, I couldn't believe the LG could take so much abuse!
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 12:01:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Zaphod:
Still haven't seen the video, but those pics are amazing!




www.thatvideosite.com/view/770.html

A&P's, are those wheel assemblies magnesium? Sure looks like it once they start grinding on the runway.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 12:02:59 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 12:11:16 AM EDT
My dad, being a former airline mechanic for the AF and Pan American since before I was born, I asked him, Why did he think about that situation... His words were "Great pilot, Lousy mechanic" Someone is gonna be in deep poopie.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 7:32:17 AM EDT
Bump for the day crew.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 7:35:25 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 7:41:27 AM EDT
Cool pics - thanks for posting!
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 7:45:58 AM EDT
Being a bit of an aviation/mechanic expert I would advise they repack those bearings.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 7:49:04 AM EDT
I bet that pilot got laid big-time that night.


Great job on the landing.

CMOS
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 8:06:32 AM EDT
I saw it on the news as it was happening. That Pilot did one heck of a job landing that plane. Looked smooth as silk!
And yes I am sure he got laid....If not by his wife, one of the stewardesses
Sean
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 8:08:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Irish317: And yes I am sure he got laid....If not by his wife, one of the stewardesses Sean
Arfcom answer in 3....2....1..... why not both?!?!
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 8:14:26 AM EDT
At least the bearing grease is fresh!!!
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 8:19:21 AM EDT
Some Fix-A-Flat and she'd be good-to-go!
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 8:23:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GA-Dawg:
Don't you know those passengers were about to crap themselves! Those guys did a great job landing that thing!



Yea, imagine having to fly around for 2 1/2 hours to burn off fuel before landing. The whole time knowing that there was a problem.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 8:28:46 AM EDT
dayam, wasn't far from getting those spindles.

Link Posted: 10/4/2005 8:31:00 AM EDT
Gotta LOVE Airbus.... the software chose 90 degrees to direction of travel as the "malfunction state". I am impressed at the grease , still being in the bearings after such a high heat exposure.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 8:33:03 AM EDT
Almost made it to the cente and the chewy middle
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 8:40:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
Almost made it to the cente and the chewy middle



Fuck the what?
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 8:41:43 AM EDT
I think the wheels are magnesium. I watched it live on the news. Was really a great feeling to see everything come out so good.

-Foxxz
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 10:27:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By napalm:
A&P's, are those wheel assemblies magnesium? Sure looks like it once they start grinding on the runway.



I'm betting they're aluminum.

Quib
A&P
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 10:47:21 AM EDT
Wow. Cool pics. Thanks for sharing.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 10:57:43 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 11:25:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CMOS:
I bet that pilot got laid big-time that night.


Great job on the landing.

CMOS



Laid, hell. I bet he got a blow job from the CEO of the company!!
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 1:27:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DasBoot305:

Originally Posted By CMOS:
I bet that pilot got laid big-time that night.


Great job on the landing.

CMOS



Laid, hell. I bet he got a blow job from the CEO of the company!!



If he didn't, I'll bet it was close!

Link Posted: 10/4/2005 1:30:54 PM EDT
That wheel bearing grease is amazing!
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 3:34:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By California_Kid:
That wheel bearing grease is amazing!



Amazing synthetic...but the bearing shells stopped the abrasion...probably left some good scratches on the CENTER STRIPE of the runway. Yes, that pilot brought it down the perfect center AND KEPT IT THERE!

Shoot, the axle isn't damaged...but I bet they replaced everything..
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 3:41:56 PM EDT
Great pilot but I'm not impressed with the aircraft's design.

"If it ain't Boeing, I ain't going".
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 3:43:31 PM EDT
Is that a waranty item?
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 3:46:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By QUIB:

Originally Posted By napalm:
A&P's, are those wheel assemblies magnesium? Sure looks like it once they start grinding on the runway.



I'm betting they're aluminum.

Quib
A&P



Something says Titanium to me. I know there is alot of Titanium used in the aviation indsutry...
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 3:52:54 PM EDT
Thanks for bringing that up for me as I'm about to hop a Jetblue flight on Friday LOL

Link Posted: 10/4/2005 3:53:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/4/2005 3:57:16 PM EDT by PeteCO]

Originally Posted By Keith_J:
Amazing synthetic...but the bearing shells stopped the abrasion...probably left some good scratches on the CENTER STRIPE of the runway. Yes, that pilot brought it down the perfect center AND KEPT IT THERE!

Shoot, the axle isn't damaged...but I bet they replaced everything..



Heck yeah, probably including the bulkhead the gear attaches to (I'm sure it was tweaked) along with any wrinkled or charred skin.

As far as him keeping it on the center line - hell, I can't keep my plane, with a functioning nosewheel, on the center line as well as he did!
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 3:56:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PeteCO:

Originally Posted By Keith_J:
Amazing synthetic...but the bearing shells stopped the abrasion...probably left some good scratches on the CENTER STRIPE of the runway. Yes, that pilot brought it down the perfect center AND KEPT IT THERE!

Shoot, the axle isn't damaged...but I bet they replaced everything..



Heck yeah, probably including the bulkhead the gear attaches to (I'm sure it was tweked) along with any wrinkled or charred skin.

As far as him keeping it on the center line - hell, I can't keep my plane, with a functioning nosewheel, on the center line as well as he did!



Damn showoffs.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 4:06:20 PM EDT
It was the centerline that was causing most of the visible fire. When the wheel was in contact with the white stripe it flamed MUCH more than when it was in contact with just the pavement. I suspect the paint in the stripe was combusting from the friction.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 4:07:55 PM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 4:38:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By phatmax:
Gotta LOVE Airbus.... the software chose 90 degrees to direction of travel as the "malfunction state". I am impressed at the grease , still being in the bearings after such a high heat exposure.



It seems like a tough engineering question.

If the ability to "point" the wheel is disabled to where it won't go parallel with the plane body, what is the alternative?

If it "locks" in at a 15 to 40 degree angle, then when the nose touches down it ould actually STEER the plane into a catestrophic wreck. I suppose that if you can't have it pointing straight, the "failsafe" might indeed be at a 90 degree orientation so as to ENSURE what happened here occurs, as opposed to the wheel being stuck at an angle, and steering the plane into a wing-ground contact kartwheel wreck instead.

Hell of a picture!

I'd say the wheels have some magnesium content, as that sort of flame burst was very indicative of such.

Still an awesome job of landing. The guy put that bird down DEAD CENTER in the runway and just kissed the front wheel at the right time after keeping the front wheel up and rear ones on the ground as long as possible to bleed off speed.

Link Posted: 10/4/2005 4:43:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/4/2005 4:44:29 PM EDT by Synister1]
I'm still amazed that the gear didn't colapse.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 4:46:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/4/2005 4:49:35 PM EDT by twonami]
so those are 2 piece wheels, neato
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 4:50:30 PM EDT
Better not show that to my wife. We are going to be on 8 planes over the next eleven days and she HATES to fly.
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