Greg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3223 times:
I understand that in order to get 1.5 degree increase on rotation without a tailstrike, the 300ER will actually rotate on the last set of tires on each main bogie. Apparently a hydraulic brace has been engineered to allow the aircraft to rotate on it's 'heels'.
I'm sure I read this from a credible source, but I can't place it.
Is this correct?
Hamlet69 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2763 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2948 times:
You should trust in yourself more! That is actually a very good description of what was done. As the pictures show, the 777-300ER will actually physically lift its front two bogies off the ground during rotation, gaining a greater degree of lift on the wings and thereby cutting down field length.