To whom it may concern,
I would like to raise two points on the Boeing 777’s landing gear. To begin, there are differences in the appearance, structure, and function of the main landing gear between each variant. Secondly, the rear axle of the main landing gear is steerable to help it maneuver on the ground, and this feature is present on all variants.
The current 777 in-game is inaccurately modeled, and the landing gear should not be the same between the 77E, 77L, 77W, and 77F. In reality, the landing gears across each Boeing 777 variant have different aspects, such as the shape of the torque link, the presence or absence of an SLG strut, the presence or absence of a steerable main gear, and the presence or absence of an articulating link.
Fig 1. 777-200/200ER/300 (772/77E/773) landing gear - “Squatted” torque link, presence of an articulating link with hoses and wires
Fig. 2. 777-300ER (77W) landing gear - Triangular torque link, the presence of an SLG strut in place of the articulating link on the previous variant
Fig. 3. 777-200LR/777F (77L/77F) landing gear - It is similar to the 77W’s gear, minus the SLG strut
As seen here, the landing gears of each Boeing 777 variant are varied. Also note that the rearmost axle of each main gear is steerable to help with maneuvering on the ground, this is a feature present on all 777 variants.
Fig. 4. A simplified illustration of the steerable rear axle on the main landing gear, actuated by a hydraulic jack and a long rod, pivoting on the rear “tail” of the chassis.
Therefore, these features and differences should be taken into account to maintain the high standards of new aircraft additions into the simulator.
Thank you for your attention to this subject matter.
Amendment: I hope to receive your opinion regarding this subject matter, as well as from experts in the industry who can educate me on this topic.