Landing Gear With Soft Touch

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Whenever a plane touches the ground, rubber is pulverized from the tires until they adhere to the ground.

Small electric motors may be used to rotate the wheels such that their peripheral speed matches the plane speed at landing to avoid them sliding at initial touch. This avoids the tires wear and extends their number of landings.

A cheaper version for small planes may use an anemometer like turbines on the wheels.

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  • ABOUT THE ENTRANT

  • Name:
    Florin Diaconu
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