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Old 26th Aug 2008, 19:44
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Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: VA, USA
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With the tremendous drag from the mains, I don't think that would be the case.
Well, if that's the case then you wouldn't be getting airborne again, would you? Combined with such a drag force, a stall would make your nosewheel come down closer to the ground leaving a deeper mark and possibly a gear collapse...

I am just trying to visualize the force diagram at the moment the plane touched the ground... Maybe I am getting old but what I see from those marks is what would be left off on the runway if you would be applying the "crab technique".
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