What is the main advantage of the automatic system over the manual system? Print

The automatic system relieves the pilot of concern about forgetting to extend the gear due to distractions. A very large percentage of canard pilots have forgotten to extend the gear. While this is not the major catastrophe that it is in other aircraft, it is still causes damage to both the aircraft and the pilots confidence (EGO). I personally have forgotten to put the gear down. It is very unnerving especially to passengers. Also at large airports it becomes a reportable incident to the FAA. Some pilots have admitted to forgetting to put the gear down two or three times.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 March 2011 09:34