An aerodynamic device that spools up the main wheel landing gear on transport airplanes including airliners.
This device could be located at the hub area, something that attaches to any part of the wheel assembly. Very small, lightweight made from plastic. The idea is to spin the tire at approximately 10 mph tire speed prior to touchdown.
Smoother touchdowns - no jolting with pavement contact.
Less Tire wear
Simple and effective design.
ABOUT THE ENTRANT
Name: Michael Dempsey
Type of entry: individual
Michael's hobbies and activities:
Motorcycles and airplanes.
Michael is inspired by:
10,000 hours of flight time, landing with any water on runway or a thin layer of snow always provides smooth landings because the tire doesn't have to go from zero to 100 mph.
Patent status: none