Nose Gear Brake Pads? Fred Robel explains. #avgeek    

Originally shared by Fred Robel

Nose gear brake pads, from a B747-200F. What’s that? No brakes on the nose gear, you say? Let me elaborate:

These pads live on the ceiling of the nose wheel well, mounted upon short spring steel arms. And when the nose landing gear is retracted, the nose tires are still spinning quite fast, and make contact with these, in order to halt their spinning. “Brake Pads”

Why hello there Mister Asbestos Brake Pads
Will you be giving me cancer a-today?

“You slight me sir!
I am simply the gift that just keeps giving”

And of course he is correct
He is simply doing asbestos he can

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