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Landing Gear Extension & Retraction

Tactair Fluid Controls is an industry leader in hydraulic landing gear controls and actuation.  Over 60 years of experience in designing, manufacturing and qualifying hydraulic components makes Tactair the best choice for landing gear extension/retraction controls.

Additions to the Tactair product offering include landing gear and landing gear door uplocks. Tactair can now provide a complete suite of fluid control valves, actuators, and uplocks to integrate into a landing gear system, including:

  • Landing Gear/Door Control Valves
  • Landing Gear/Door Sequencing Valves
  • Landing Gear/Door Alternate Extension Valves
  • Nose/Main Landing Gear Unlock Actuation
  • Nose/Main Landing Gear Retraction Actuation
  • Nose/Main Landing Gear/Door Uplocks

As with all Tactair products, custom valves and  manifolds can be designed to suit any requirement or system architecture.

Landing Gear Control Valve

Application

Tactair Landing Gear/Door Control Valves are based on proven design principles and operate daily on a variety of regional, business and military aircraft.  These solenoid operated, spool and sleeve valves that can be designed and sized for any architecture.

Features

Tactair Landing Gear/Door Control valves feature a proven 4-Way, 3-Position design which has proven reliability and robustness.  One valve can control a landing gear system or multiple valves can be incorporated into a system for separate nose landing gear, main landing gear, and landing gear door control.  All Tactair spool and sleeve valves feature a hardened spool and sleeve assembly which is highly resistant to wear and provides longevity.  Solenoids can be either single or dual coil design and all incorporate reverse-recovery diodes for electrical protection.

Platforms

  • Business jets
  • Regional jets
  • Military trainers/fighters
  • Military transport

 

Landing Gear Dump Valve

Application

Tactair Landing Gear Dump Valves have been utilized reliably on a variety of aircraft for over 30 years.  Tactair Dump valves are manually operated and provide an alertnate or emergency extension method for landing gear systems.

Features

Tactair Landing Gear Dump Valves can accomodate a variety of system architectures.  Typical valves range from 3 to 7-way designs, however custom solutions are always available.  Mechanical release methods of levers, linkages and quadrants are available.  As with all Tactair valves, spool and sleeves are hardened for superior wear and longevity.

Platforms

  • Business jets
  • Regional jets
  • Military trainers/fighters
  • Military transport

 

Landing Gear Uplock

Application

Tactair Landing Gear/Door Uplocks utilize a simple and robust mechanical latching design for retaining the Landing Gear in the 'Up' position.  The latching design includes two methods of release for lowering the landing gear, a normal and alternate mode.  In the normal mode, a hydraulic actuator is used to release the landing gear in the normal mode of operation.  In the alternate mode, a manual release cable isused to actuate the mechanical release into the uplock.

Features

Tactair uplocks feature a design with fully independent normal and alternate release methods.  Landing gear position indication is incorporated to communicate 'locked' or 'unlocked' status to the aircraft systems.  Housings can be designed to either carry load or pass load directly to the airframe through the hook.  All contact surfaces are treated to minimize wear and provide longevity.

Platforms

  • Business jets
  • Regional jets
  • Military transport
  • Helicopters

 

Nose Landing Gear Retraction Actuator

Application

Tactair's Nose Landing Gear Retraction Actuators are designed to provide retraction and extension forces while maintaining light weight and reliability.  Tactair designed and manufactures retraction actuators for regional jet, business jet as well as smaller aircraft and rotorcraft markets.

Features

Retraction actuators are manufactured from complete hog outs or finish machined from forgings to a one piece body.  High strength and wear resistant materials are utilized for the piston, end gland, and bearings to ensure longevity and reliable service without the need for overhauls or scheduled maintenance.  Additional features can be incorporated, such as snubbing effects in the extend/retract directions and regeneraton circuits to minimize the load on aircraft hydraulic systems.

Platforms

  • Business jets
  • Regional jets
  • Military trainers/fighters
  • Military transport
  • Rotorcraft

 

Nose Landing Gear Unlock Actuator

Application

Tactair's Nose Landing Gear Unlock Actuators provide the linear force necessary to unlock the over-center link in order to retract the nose landing gear.

Features

Landing Gear Unlock Actuator bodies are hogged out of aluminum in a one-piece construction which is lightweight, robust, and reliable.  Actuators feature spherical bearings and high strength and wear resistant materials utilized in the piston and end gland.

Platforms

  • Business jets
  • Regional jets
  • Military trainers/fighters
  • Military transport

 

Main Landing Gear Retraction Actuator

Application

Tactair's Main Landing Gear Retraction Actuators are designed to provide retraction and extension forces while maintaining light weight and reliability.  Tactair designed and manufactures retraction actuators for regional jet, business jet as well as smaller aircraft and rotorcraft markets.

Features

Retraction actuators are manufactured from complete hog outs or finish machined from forgings to a one piece body.  Housings are commonly made out of stainless steel for strength and anti-corrosive properties.  High strength and wear resistant materials are utilized for the piston, end gland, and bearings to ensure longevity and reliable service without the need for overhauls or scheduled maintenance.  Additional features can be incorporated, such as snubbing effects in the extend/retract directions and regeneraton circuits to minimize the load on aircraft hydraulic systems.

Platforms

  • Business jets
  • Regional jets
  • Military trainers/fighters
  • Military transport
  • Rotorcraft

 

Main Landing Gear Unlock Actuator

Application

Tactair's Main Landing Gear Unlock Actuators provide the linear force necessary to unlock the over-center link in order to retract the main landing gear.

Features

Landing Gear Unlock Actuator bodies are hogged out of aluminum in a one-piece construction which is lightweight, robust, and reliable.  Actuators feature spherical bearings and high strength and wear resistant materials utilized in the piston and end gland.

Platforms

  • Business jets
  • Regional jets
  • Military trainers/fighters
  • Military transport
Landing Gear Extension & Retraction
Landing Gear Control Valve
Landing Gear Dump Valve
Landing Gear Uplock
Nose Landing Gear Retraction Actuator
Nose Landing Gear Unlock Actuator
Main Landing Gear Retraction Actuator
Main Landing Gear Unlock Actuator