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Video of 777 Retracts

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What a complex mechanism this is! I am also thinking as I am watching, how crucial the landing gear is to passenger safety

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Loved the video! I hope we see the little red light in the Sim hehe.

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Nice, whats the little red light for?

Ill see if I can find out, I believe it may just mean its operating.

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Ok, got some info from someone I know who works with planes and he said the red light is an indicator for testing situations like that to let everyone know the gear is "on" or "working" at that time. So if the red light is on and nothing is happening they know something is wrong!

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That thing looks like a nightmare to model as complex as it is. Its intersting that they can test the gear independently of each other.

Very simply done.

You let the lock pin in the downlock brace, and the gear will not move :)

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Woah, those wheels must weigh a ton!

 

Btw, those wheels look very dirty to me if this is a delivery plane... LOL

 

I see it was for Air Canada.

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One complete wheel (tire + rim) weights around 250kilograms. So already 1.5 ton of wheels per landing gear truck.

Each brake is another 60-80kg.... so yes, a lot of weight here!

 

The dirt on the wheels comes from the carbon brakes, producing amounts of dust (very very thin dust, very hard to ged cleaned when you touch it).

Those wheels here are not that dirty....you can easiky find much more darker ones :)

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