Truck tilt - not gear tilt

Just to clear something up:

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What you see on the gear is truck (bogey) tilt, not gear tilt. This is because the wheels are connected to trucks, which are in turn connected to the gear. If the gear was to tilt, you’d see the whole gear leg sticking out at weird angles; luckily for us, that doesn’t happen.

What actually happens is that the gear truck is tilted to be able to fit in the gear bays on the undercarriage. Another reason is that the torque produced by the straightening gear helps to flatten the aircraft out after touchdown.

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Nice useful post.

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I’ve never really thought about this, but you are totally right. Nice to clear this up.

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Thanks everyone!

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Really 😱😱😱😱 That’s Awesome

Thanks @Giacomo_Lawrance that’s was very informative

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Thanks! :) Glad it has helped people.

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You learn something new everyday😌

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Thank you! :D

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Never new, now where that 737-800 Qantas

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Lol! The 737 doesn’t have multiple wheels on each bogey. ;)

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Noone on google calls them that. If one was to search truck tilt all you find are titling truck beds.

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Fourth result is the IFC. Then more trucks

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Aviation truck tilt. Search that.

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The only good aircraft that come into CBR

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I bet gear tilt would really add to the realism of IF.

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Mind blowing
Thanks for Post.

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Even if it is truck tilt the common term is Gear tilt.

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Maybe when you reach TL2 ( member ) you should request it ? ;)

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I thought this was everyday knowledge

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