Accession Number : ADD013558

Title :   Adaptive Landing Gear.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 16 Dec 85, patented 27 Oct 87,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Levy, Robert S ; Kerr, Thomas W

Report Date : 27 Oct 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : A light-weight, gas chargeable, self-contained, shock absorber piston assembly which can be retrofitted to various landing gear. The invention permits taxi and take off in either a normal or rough runway configuration, followed by subsequent landing, taxi and take off again in either mode. The reconfiguration of the gear for these modes is at the option of the aircrew. There is no need to resupply the landing gear with gas from an external source until completion of a number of system actuations.

Descriptors :   *LANDING GEAR, *PATENTS, ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS, ASSEMBLY, EXTERNAL, PISTONS, ROUGHNESS, RUNWAYS, SHOCK ABSORBERS, SOURCES

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE