skidGear Element

Landing gear base

Namespace: Empty

Schema: Empty

Type
Parents
Children
NameOccurrencesDescription
Sequence Sequence
      Element name[0, 1]

Name

      Element description[0, 1]

Description

      Element parentUID[0, 1]

UID of the parent component. If set, the position of the main strut is defined relative to the parent coordinate system.

      Element control[0, 1]

Landing gear control parameters

      Choice Choice
            Sequence Sequence
                  Element totalLength

Total length of landing gear, equals the distance from the middle of the bogie/axles to the axis of rotation of the pintle strut. Distance is measured while landing gear is fully extended and in airborne condition (i.e., if a spring is present, the totalLength includes the springDeflectionLength)

                  Element staticSuspensionTravel[0, 1]

Static suspension travel means the positive distance between the total length in airborne condition and the reduced length due to compression on the ground.

                  Element compressedSuspensionTravel[0, 1]

Compressed suspension travel means the positive distance between the total length in airborne condition and the maximum reduced length due to maximum compression on the ground (e.g., landing shock).

            Element componentAssembly

Assembly of landing gear components

      Element transformation

Transformation with respect to the uppermost point of the main strut. From this point the landing gear is oriented in negative z-direction by default.

Attributes
NameTypeRequiredDescription
Attribute externalDataDirectorySimple Type string
Attribute externalDataNodePathSimple Type string
Attribute externalFileNameSimple Type string
Attribute symmetryRestriction string
Attribute uIDSimple Type IDYes
Remarks

Base type for landing gears (i.e. nose gear, main gear and skid gear). An example of a nose and main gear is shown below:

landingGears
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