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What's Wrong With This 737 Nose Gear  
User currently offlineFlying_727 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 440 posts, RR: 5
Posted (14 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2029 times:

Whats on the 737-200 Nose Gear

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User currently offlineDC-10 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1784 times:

That is a gravel kit for remote airports....the nose gear well is revised to fit the the kit that is fitted behind the gear

User currently offlineBryanG From United States of America, joined May 1999, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1760 times:

Also note the little skids on the bottom of the engine inlets. These are vortex generators to blow debris out of the way, right?

User currently offlineFlyinglen From Canada, joined May 1999, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 9 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1712 times:

The little pieces that stick in front of the engines are vortex dissipators. If you see the 737-200 on a wet runway, you can sometimes see a vortex of water entering the engine. Because these planes were for use out of gravel strips, the dissipators break up the vortex and prevent gravel from being ingested into the engines. CP's examples of this type also have a ADF antenna running from the tail to the fuselage. I think it's a sense antenna, I always get mixed up between sense and loop antennaes. These are found on the 737-200 combi.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29840 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (14 years 9 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1666 times:

Nothing......Everybody else beat me to identiting the gravel kit........

I do want to add that kit is the reason why Alaska will not be retiring the 737-200's anytime soon.......They are operated as combis up here and pull some really serious duty...........The rumor is that Alaska has had the money in the bank since they bought 746 to get another -200 combi but none have come on the market.........



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User currently offlineBuff From Australia, joined Mar 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (14 years 9 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1657 times:

I believe this "kit" (nose wheel plate that prevents stones being picked up and thrown into the engines by the nose wheel, and the inlet dissipators) was designed by Pacific Western in the early 70's for use on northern Canada gravel strips. Or perhaps it was Nordair. Regardless, both operators used this 737-200 mod extensively for 25 years.

Best Regards,

Buff


User currently offlineJim From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 455 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1634 times:

If anyone cares, I understand that after trying several exotic materials for the nose gear gravel deflector, it was decided that good ol' mahogany wood gave the best performance!

No high tech molybedinum-kryptonite-inconel alloys could handle the beating as well as a piece of wood.

Jim


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29840 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1616 times:

I don't recall the door being wood.....Just standard 2024 Alcad aluminum.....

Not to say I couldn't be completely off my rocker......I wasn't paying that much attention to what the door was made out of when I was hooking towbars up to those aircraft..



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User currently offlineJim From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 455 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1577 times:

I'm referring to the gravel deflector which wraps around the nose wheels.

Perhaps the Alaskan mechanic was pulling one, but it sure seemed very, very stout, almost like a forged part.

Anyone out there got more info???

-Jim


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