Finding Engineering Solutions In Nature

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Only in Russia a woman – engineer designed a unique landing gear removal system. She said she had got an idea for this after looking for a crow preparing to fly and making a jump parting it from the Earth surface. Later she proposed this to her Soviet plane construction authorities and it got approved and widely used on thousands of Russian planes afterward.

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20 thoughts on “Finding Engineering Solutions In Nature”

  1. A. Bunka here. Just don’t let a Pollock fly it. The tower tells them, “don’t land here, fog is here,” what does he do? The Meathead tries to land the plane, not realizing if you fly too close to the ground in Russia, you may hit one of the ten billion trees there. Thick as a brick.

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  2. Most of desingns are from simple observation of natural facts. Leonardo da Vinci do the same in Renaissance. It’s a very usual fact between researchers.
    Greetings from Argentina!

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    • It is. The gear looks very bulky since it has to support the weight in an angle, and from the youtube videos it is really slow too. Compare to a F-16 gear that snaps out in a few seconds.

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  3. Why is everything always rusting and falling apart here. My mom bought a vacuum cleaner and it did not work well. I opened it up and found a half rusted interior. It was only one week old. And this airplane as well. Russia=rust.

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    • Kirov, what you talking about?? Where did you see rust on these aluminum parts of the airplane?!? Plus, even if there was rust, the airplane is 50s design….

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  4. “Only in Russia a woman…” Only in Russia a woman, really? I can assure you that there “is a woman” in many other countries too. For reference, google the word “woman.” LMAO d-bag!

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  5. “Only in Russia a woman…” Only in Russia a woman, really? I can assure you that there “is a woman” in many other countries too. For reference, google the word “woman.”

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  6. Very creative. Appears to be complex, but have an optimum usage of the space, requiring little room inside the plane to accomodate the entire gear. And, in planes, the less space you use, the better.

    Time to extend/retract? Doesn’t matter, the time between lowering the gear and touching the ground is way more than enough.

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  7. It’s the gear from a Mig-23. I have some books at home that might mention the engineers name. The landing-gear of this plane is one of it’s most remembered features after the fact the Mig-23 was the first Soviet variable geometry (swing-wing) fighter aircraft, (Su-17 was variable and came earlier but I and many other do not consider it a true swing wing aircraft as such a large portion of it’s wing was a fixed geometry) The design looks much more complex than it really is, and is much stronger than it appears as well. It is said to provide good performance on poorly prepared runways that the Mig-23 was expected to operate from.

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