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Boeing 737-800 (New version)
Here is the new updated version of the Boeing 737-800. It features a retractable landing gear which is the biggest change.
About this creation
For more history of the Boeing 737-800 program with Nova Airlines, click here


This is how the new landing gear looks


As you can see, the front gear has stayed the same (maybe I'll change it in the future, but for now, I'm happy with the way it is).


Okay, so this is how the plane looks if one landing gear was not able to deploy ^^. Sorry for the dark pic, but this was to show gravity doesn't bring down the landing gear thanks to an intelligent system I'll show later. It also lets you compare with landing gear up or down.


Again a bit dark, but shows you the landing gear up and folded, as well as a brief overview of how the system works.


Promise it gets clearer later. This is the main landing gear system, with one up and one down. It also shows you the landing gear spot in the cabin.


Overall view of the plane with the new landing gear.


Huge difference with my old design right? XD Nope, same old 737...


How the landing gear looks from the front of the plane.


Ok, told you it would get better. You see here the wheels in a landing/ground config. The place they fold into goes directly into the cabin, while it's not obvious in the picture, the wheels take up about height of a lego brick, and so the cabin in that 3 stud area is lower of about 1 brick than the rest of the cabin. Luckily, the 1-stud wide that separates the two wheel holds the cabin divider and premium economy seat back that are inside the cabin at this spot.


The technic part you see in front of the wheels attaches to the wing when the wheels are down. This avoids them going left of right, locking them into the perfect 90 degrees angle.


And when it's time for the wheels to go to bed, the part comes out easily from the wing. What keeps the wheels in the plane is actually the fuselage itself, the tires having to be forced into place gets them stuck, which avoids them falling out. When it's time for the landing gear to come down, the technic part makes a fine lever, and the whole system is very easy to use, even more easy than my A320NDOs.


Here is a view of the belly of the plane with the two landing gears in. The red bricks you see behind the wheels on the left and right upper side are what keep the wheels in place.


Here you see how the technic piece works, and how the wheel fits nicely into the cabin while in flight mode.


And how the technic part fits onto the wing, holding the whole system together. Simple but cool :)


And the landing gear bay area. The red brick is actually the bottom brick of the fuselage, and it is what holds the wheel inside while folded.


View of the same area, but with the landing gear nicely folded in.


General view of the aircraft with the new system. I find it looks nice


Weird back view of the new system. But still cool.


Cabin interior. The wheels are under the cabin divider between premium economy and economy as well as the seatback of the last premium economy seat (the second over-wing emergency exit)


Business class, premium economy, and in the dark, economy


This is the elevated section in the cabin, due to the new landing gear system. It only works in this configuration. Guess I will have to convert all 737 to premium economy if I want this new landing gear system.


The premium economy seat


When the seatback is 90 degrees, you see the ground...but I can live with that.


Under the black armrest at the seatback, you see the technic part of the wheels through the hole in the cabin...


And when the landing gear is up, the tire...but it's still okay


The plane looking good :)


Very happy with the result. Before it would have just been an ugly imposing hard not to see landing gear with 2x2 bricks...


Needless to say, this is much better.


Much much much better.


Removed the engine for you to get a better view. The technic part doesn't look to bad, and was a much better and less ugly solution than everything else I tried to lock the gear in the down position.


Don't worry, engine will be back by the time you come fly with us ;)


The aircraft is in the (product)red livery of Nova airlines.


This adds a lot of detail to the design of the aircraft.


Hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Come fly a new Boeing 737-800 on Nova Airlines.




Comments

 I like it 
  January 14, 2012
Great job!
 I like it 
  January 8, 2012
Nice job especially with the landing gear. Try enlarging the engines slightly and it would be awesome.
 I like it 
  January 8, 2012
Nice job especially with the landing gear. Try enlarging the engines slightly and it would be awesome.
 I made it 
  January 1, 2012
Quoting Quest International Airlines You said, "when the seatback is 90* you can see the ground, but I can live with that." Actually, that's not true. That means that if the passenger places the seat 90*, then the plane would experience explosive decompression at high altitudes. Anyway, nice build of one of the better aircraft out there. ~Me (a human)
Hehe...that's true, but at the same time, the plane has no windows, so I would expect a cabin decompression to come from there rather than the little hole at the bottom. And I figure it's ok since the two last Lego© passenger planes also had holes in the bottom of the fuselage ^^. ANyway, glad you like it
  December 31, 2011
You said, "when the seatback is 90* you can see the ground, but I can live with that." Actually, that's not true. That means that if the passenger places the seat 90*, then the plane would experience explosive decompression at high altitudes. Anyway, nice build of one of the better aircraft out there. ~Me (a human)
 I made it 
  December 31, 2011
Quoting Nano Airlines Amazing! That is very very cool!!!!!
:D Glad you like it
 I made it 
  December 31, 2011
Quoting Jonathan Ma Very cool Maxim! I like the design, didn't know you had a 737 in red colors though
Glad you like it :) You can see my two red airplanes in the long haul section. I have a 737 and 757.
 I like it 
  December 31, 2011
Very cool Maxim! I like the design, didn't know you had a 737 in red colors though
 I like it 
  December 31, 2011
Amazing! That is very very cool!!!!!
 
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