Land wheels, runners, and skids; shock‐absorbers, applications of.—In order to transmit wing torsion from the free ends to the roots thereof, the landing carriage is constructed in two portions, each comprising two triangular struts, b, c and j, k, m, connected at their apices to carry the wheel, and pivoted at their bases fore‐and‐aft of one of the wings, the former towards the wing‐tip, the latter near its root. The strut b, c has an extension a, which forms the wheel‐axle. The member j is constructed as a spring or hydraulic shock absorber, and the axle a is pivotally connected to the piston of the shock‐absorber. In the modification shown the axle a is connected to a sleeve g, slidable on the member j, and connected to the piston.
(1929), "Month in the Patent Office: A Selection from Important Recently Published Aircraft and Aero Engine Specifications", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 1 No. 2, pp. 78-78. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb029114Download as .RIS
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