LTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13981 posts, RR: 48
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 3864 times:
I wonder if they will apply the same gear mechanism to ther 787's gear like Boeing did on the 777? I mean, if the gear will be stowed tilted like on the 767 or if the tilt is eliminated by rotating the trucks in such a way, so the two MLGs are perpendicular to the fuselage and themselves while in transit. Like in this shot:
DfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1051 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 3557 times:
Quoting NZAA (Reply 8): After all it would be better at landing, unlike the 767.
Quoting NW727251ADV (Reply 6): The 787-9 and 787-10 will more than likely have triple-boggie main gears just like the 777. Randy Basseler talked about this in one of his blogs.
For the time being, the -9 still has the double boggies of the -3/8. I could imagine the -10 recieving a modified landing gear to accomidate heavier weights and more reasonable pavement loading, but the double boggies are more than adaquet for the curret -9 specs.