Note: This blog post is taken from the similar forum post, here. It'll be kept up-to-date as the forum post progresses. Feel free to comment in either location.
Since landing gear have come out, I've seen a lot of discussion about how they work, why they're buggy, how to use them, etc. I'd like to take a minute to address the issues I've seen and try to shed a little light on the subject.
The biggest issue with landing gear is their tendency to be destroyed while travelling. For example, say you build a carrier and dock a bunch of fighters to it. You take off for your space dock with no problems. As you arrive, you turn off thrusters so you can slow to a stop and suddenly your fighters tear free of the deck and mass into the front wall…
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