- Jun 7, 2020
I haven't paid too much attention to amphibious aircraft, but now I'm curious. Is there some norm for the amount of travel allowed for by landing gear on amphibians? Is it different than for SEL aircraft? Other than meeting the spec for prop clearance and the amount needed for the weight of the aircraft, what other determinants go into that calculation? I've got a copy of Pazmany's design book, but I'm at work, and probably can't lay hands on it quickly anyway, but I know he discusses landing gear design specifically. I'm sure others do as well, but I think I'll get a reasonable answer here.