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It will depend, sometimes they will start to spin when a/c sink. After the take-off brakes will be applied to stop the spinning.


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To supplement Transistor's answer: The reason for the light is that tailstrikes are very easy to do on the 400 due to the stretch of the rear fuse with not enough landing gear lengthening to compensate, so they are more limited to the deck angle when landing and taking off than most a/c. This isn't a problem on the other shorter -8s and is mostly unique to ...


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The light is a tail-strike indicator. Touched Runway system The Touched Runway system provides a warning light in the flight compartment. It illuminates when the aft fuselage makes hard contact with the runway on take off or landing. The system consists of a frangible1 switch located at the bottom of the aft fuselage, activating the ...


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the nose gear support strut contains a bearing which allows the nose wheel to swivel like a caster so the plane can turn on the ground. the nose wheel assembly itself is turned either via a hydraulic cylinder or a mechanical linkage connected to pads on the upper tips of the rudder pedals, or in some cases it freely turns on its own during the application of ...


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For one reason or another, the main gear was made longer that originally planned and it was decided to avoid the cost and weight also extending the nose gear to match. The nose down angle while rolling along the ground is no big deal one way or the other, except for looking bad and disconcerting passengers who wonder why the plane is tilted forward. Lots ...


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