Re: Crosswind landings in 777

Date:         29 Apr 99 22:10:21 
From:         Swee Mok <s-mok@nwu.edu>
Organization: Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, US
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I've only perform forward slips on a Cessna and I have never felt it on a
large plane - it's suppose to really bother passengers on an airliner.
Anyway, the only significant difference I can think of is the large 777's
MLG with 6 wheels each. Maybe it is to reduce stress, since if a bad (last
minute yaw) is executed, the MLG would incur much greater stress (especially
twisting) than a 4 wheels version. If UA 777s are the only ones doing it,
then maybe they know more tricks about the 777s as they are the launch
customer.

You know, maybe they did it for fun :-) (since you were watching them !)