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Bracket Over Wheels? What For?  
User currently offlineVgnAtl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1513 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1493 times:


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I've always wondered what this bracket type device over the back of the wheels is used for... anybody know?


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User currently offlineTwotterwrench From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1435 times:

Gravel deflector

User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6294 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1425 times:

It's called a gravel kit. Common on MD-80s because they throw lots of debris into the wing and engines. It simply defelcts the debris way from sensitive areas.


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User currently offlineRoadrunner165 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 874 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1427 times:

I'm not positive..But I believe it is used for pushback from the gate. Most older aircraft have these types of brackets on the front wheels. Please correct me if I'm wrong.


Adam


User currently offlineRoadrunner165 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 874 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1415 times:

Sorry about that reply.. My stupid brother got my password. And he is trying to make me look stupid.

Adam


User currently offlineVgnAtl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1513 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1407 times:

Thanks for the quick replies... I figured it was something more technical than a deflector... thanks again.


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1365 times:

Sorry but it is just a spray bar to keep water kicked up by the wheels from going into the engines.

This way MD-80 operators don't have to buy chined tires that do the same thing but are more expensive.



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User currently offline747Teach From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 176 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1310 times:

VgnAtl747: The DC-9 Maintenance manual, Chapter 32-20-1 states: "To prevent water spray being directed to the engine air inlet as the aircraft rolls through standing water, a water deflector is installed aft, inboard, and outboard of the nosegear wheels. The water deflector deflects the spray towards the ground preventing an excess of water spray to the engine air inlets." Regards,

User currently offlineFBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks ago) and read 1251 times:

In SAS,the deflectors also deflects sand and gravel since we operate at snow-covered and sanded runways during winter.They're also effective against slush.There are also,at least on our machines,deflectors mounted on the mainwheels,too,a T-shaped device protruding out between the twin mainwheel tires.


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User currently offlineAvionic From Denmark, joined Nov 1999, 111 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1231 times:

As Fbu states, the spray deflector bar also has a protective effect against gravel and minor FOD. In addition, a burst tire, would not inflict maximum damage on for example the flap or engines, when we talk about the main gears.....For info, the spray deflector, have a little rubber protrusion marking the wear limit before replacement for maintenance......  Smile


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