NOTE: For those that download this craft, please let me know if the wheels of this craft still vibrate for you.
Proof of concept for stable landing gear, able to withstand heavy loads.
Weight-on-wheels of this craft: 100 Tons (Doesn't fly but it is a proof-of-concept for landing gear made to show it rolls well on the runway).
I tested this gear up to 225 tons and it still held, with slight "dancing" of the front wheels, but the back wheels coped fine. Even at 225 Tons, I was still able to actuate the gear , and it would deploy and be able to pick the craft back up from the ground without problems. But for aesthetically pleasing, dancing-wheel-free landing gear, keep the weight at or under 100 tons. For heavier craft it might be necessary to have multiple gear clusters (ex. B747) or long wheel trucks (as in the Antonov AN-225). This will allow the weight to be divided into more wheels and rotators, keeping the sub-assembles jiggle-free.
To make your own custom landing gear, follow these steps:
- attach a rotator directly to the main fuselage body of your craft (not to the cargo bay, or anywhere else).
- Attach the wheel DIRECTLY to the rotator. Do not use struts.
- Use the position tool to then move the rotator and then the wheel to your desired position.
- Add a hinge rotator for a strut that will give the appearance of a landing gear strut. Again, Do not attach wheels to struts. This is simply for aesthetics.
I would like to stress that struts and cargo bays should be used for aesthetics and not as attachment, and to achieve this stable landing gear it is best to have attachments directly from wheel to rotator and then again directly to fuselage.
If anyone needs any help duplicating this type of gear, feel free to contact me, here on this board or on Discord.