Question for 737 engineers about the main gear pivot system, which isn't even mentioned in our (pilots') operating manuals. I might get an answer here sooner than I speak to an engineer at work.
After landing crabbed, and the gear swivels, is it supposed to self-center, or is it stuck in that position until next landing? I often notice the one ahead is taxiing crooked.
And is it true that Southwest accepted some NG
737s without the feature, and retro-fitted it when the pilots complained about how miserable it was to land in crosswinds? (Bunch of Whiners! Only kidding. I would....)
Regards - Musang