Sometimes you work only on a small part of a job and my part of the collaboration was to model and rig this landing gear to make the animator’s life a little easier. only thing he has to do now, is to animate a single slider, that controls the entire landing-gear at once!

to model the landing-gear itself was challenging and to keep the hydraulic-arms aligned while animating with the dynamically connected tubes.
in the render you see the old spaceship model if you wondered how the landing gear fits through the opening … works on the final ; )