Does anybody know what happens if you leave gear out for an entire flight and if it is allowed and what effects does it have on the gear and the plane
Well, it increases drag. And throughout an entire flight, that’s A LOT of drag.
The gear could be ripped off by the speed of the aircraft and climbing or descendimg to altitudes, the gear also gives the aircraft more drag.
Thanks how does drag help the plane and how does it pose a negative to the plane
This would be unlikely to happen on modern aircraft because off all the master caution warnings
What would it warn it about
That the gear is still down… (maybe not master caution), the pilots would also see that the plane is not gaining airspeed as usual.
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Stick your arm out the window while driving. Make a flat hand, no gear, easy. Make a fist, drag…
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The only time drag helps is if you wanna slow down… I highly suggest looking at this chart for the four forces of flight.
I wish I had aviation homework but I’m in elementary school and we do not learn that but thanks for the help
Without drag, a plane’s wings wouldn’t be able to produce lift (I think) because there would have to be no air. But it decreases the fuel efficiency of the plane and if the plane exceeds its design’s never exceed speed, the drag may cause the plane to break up in flight.
There was a good story about the flight that had a hole open in the plane around Hawaii. They had to wait for the last moment to put the gear down because they were losing speed and they couldn’t afford the extra drag.
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Higher fuel burn and more drag on airplane
Ayyyyyy. Finally one person mentioned something more crucial than drag. I had to service an aircraft that diverted to the airport that I work at, that had a gear stuck down. This aircraft was a E145, that departed HOU heading to DFW. It couldn’t make the flight while taking as much fuel as possible. They could only fly for about 45 minutes before hitting their minimum fuel mark.
Some aircraft that fly shorter routes will fly with their gear and flaps down for the greater fuel burn because they need to be under their MLW.
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It makes the plane use less fuel
gear down= more drag more fuel burn
lol i didnt pick up on it
Having your gear out for the entire flight is gonna bite you in the butt when fuel consumption comes out.