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
Volume  ?
Impact Tolerance 50 m/s
Research Advanced landing.png Landing
Unlock cost 3 800 Funds
Since version 0.15
Part configuration GearSmall.cfg
Retractable Yes
Brake torque 4.0 kNm
Steering range 30.0
Max. speed N/A m/s
Electricity used N/A ⚡/s

The LY-10 Small Landing Gear (formerly known as the Small Gear Bay) is a retractable wheel that is primarily used on atmospheric planes, but may be used on other objects that need to roll.


The LY-10 Small Landing Gear allows planes to roll on the ground instead of sliding and (most likely) exploding. They can also be used to create rovers that roll on planet surfaces. Since 0.18, these wheels come equipped with electric lights, and these lights only use a tiny trickle of energy.

Despite the game presenting them among the rover wheel parts in the editors, there are some important differences between them. Vehicles using these wheels must have another means of acceleration. Since planes usually have a jet or rocket engines, this usually does not pose much of an issue. On the other hand, since they are designed to support planes during their takeoff or landing runs, they can withstand a vastly higher ground speed than rover wheels, needing over 200 m/s to break.

In prior versions, the LY-10 Small Landing Gear was a physicsless part with no mass or drag. However, as of version 1.0.5, retracting the wheel makes a noticeable reduction in drag.

As of the 0.23 update, the LY-10 Small Landing Gear has the ability to steer, allowing sharper turns on the ground. This can be toggled either through tweakables or in flight.

The practical load limit for a single LY-10 wheel is about 7 tonnes.

Product description

High performance retractable landing gear. Comes with shock absorber, steering and a built-in spotlights. If we didn't tell you, you'd never know that most of those components were salvaged from scrapped machinery... oh.

LightYear Tire Company


The model before 1.1
  • Moved from Utility to Ground
  • Added deployment sounds
  • Added ModuleDragModifier
  • New Model, textures, updated description and addition of new wheel physics and suspension
  • Renamed part
  • Steering unlock option added
  • Electrical lights added
  • Initial release