Date: 24 May 99 01:52:05 From: D_A_Ling <DALingfortythree@hotmail.com> Organization: I'm disorganized References: 1 2
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Swee Mok wrote: > 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 !) The Gimli Glider proved that a large jet CAN be slipped successfully.