Hello, any idea why he cycled the landing gear immediately after take off? Thanks, Peter
They cycled the gear as a standard procedure done during the first flight. With the first flight of the 787 the pilots elected to keep the gear down and wait later for the cycle test as a safety precaution. There was a follow up flight of another on of the 787, i think, that did the cycling later in the test flight and had a problem with the landing gear. They manually lowered the gear I believe, then made an emergency landing at Boeing field.After that I have started seeing the remaining first flights do the cycling of the gear right after take off. :)
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