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