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XyZspineZyX
07-06-2003, 12:38 PM
I read recently that during take-off the nosewheel on the me262 could be retracted independantly of the main undercarriage.
Why hasn't this been modelled in FB?

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XyZspineZyX
07-06-2003, 12:38 PM
I read recently that during take-off the nosewheel on the me262 could be retracted independantly of the main undercarriage.
Why hasn't this been modelled in FB?

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XyZspineZyX
07-06-2003, 12:41 PM
There was a seperate brake for the nosewheel, but a seperate retraction mechanism is new to me /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

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XyZspineZyX
07-06-2003, 01:01 PM
What's the use of a seperate retraction system for the nose wheel?

We should have a steerable nosewheel as to compensate for the lack of towing tractors that tows you to the runway /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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XyZspineZyX
07-06-2003, 01:08 PM
As you accelerate to takeoff apparantly you retract the nosewheel and dip the nose slightly - to allow for more accelration I suppose.

Anyway I read about it in "Aces of the Luftwaffe" by Captain Eric Brown CBE, DSC, AFC, RN.

After the war ended he flew throughout Europe to various ex-German airbases collecting information on and test flying the aircraft used by the Luftwaffe.

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XyZspineZyX
07-06-2003, 06:03 PM
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XyZspineZyX
07-06-2003, 06:23 PM
The nose wheel is of the castoring type and is limited to +/- 50* by stops.

The steering of the a/c was by brake application - NO engines.

Trim for TO was set to 2-4 graduations (+1* to +2*) with flaps set to the TO position. Brakes were released at 7000rpm.

Between 4000m and 8000m open/close the throttles very slowly. Above 8000m keep the rpm above 8000rpm.

Re-starting is only possible below 4000m.

The slats open between 380 and 400kph.

Lower u/c below 350kph.

Full flap at 300kph.


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