LY-10 Small Landing Gear

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LY-10 Small Landing Gear
Part image
Landing gear by
LightYear Tire Company
Radial size Radial mounted
Cost (total) 600.00 Funds
Mass (total) 0.05 t
Drag 0.2-0.3
Max. Temp. 2600 K
Impact Tolerance 50 m/s
Research Advanced landing.png Landing
Unlock cost 3 800 Funds
Since version 0.15
Part configuration LandingGear
Retractable ✓ Yes
Brake torque 4.0 kNm
Steering range 30.0
Max. speed {{{speed}}} m/s
Electricity used {{{elec}}} ⚡/s

The Small Gear Bay is a retractable wheel that is primarily used on atmospheric planes and may be used on other objects that need to roll.


The wheels allow planes to roll instead of slide and explode. They can also be used to create rovers that can drive on planet surfaces. Since 0.18, landing gear come with electric lights, but the light doesn't drain energy.

Despite the game presenting them among the rover wheel parts in the VAB, there are some important differences between them. The landing gear wheels do not have traction motors, so vehicles using them must have some other means of acceleration. As planes have jet or rocket engines this is of minor importance for the most common usage. On the other hand, since they are designed to support planes during their takeoff or landing runout, they can withstand vastly higher ground speed than rover wheels with over 200 meters per second without become damaged.

Unlike landing legs, landing gear mass is not counted by the physics engine as of 0.19.1. This is similar to that behavior of struts and fuel lines.

As of the 0.23 update landing gear have the ability to have their steering unlocked by right clicking them, allowing sharper turns on the ground. Landing gear can also become steerable from the beginning of flight by use of the tweakables system in this update as well.

The small gear bay is a massless part.


High performance landing gear designed for atmospheric use.

C7 Aerospace


  • Steering unlock option added
  • Electrical lights added
  • Initial release