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Nose Wheel Design On 717  
User currently offlineharrystanhope From Australia, joined May 2012, 21 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 4 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3457 times:

Have noticed a few times the nose wheel on the 717-23S has something behind it. After a bit of research I've found to only see it on the 23S models. Much like this QantasLink one...

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Qanta...d=8a1fe4c4ec0b43cdffdc4a233473bd3d


Is it something to do with locking the wheel up in the hold? That's about the only thing I can think of..

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User currently offlinerwessel From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2351 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (1 year 4 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3448 times:
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Unfortunately it's pretty mundane. It's a fender. Keeps the nose gear from spraying water into the engines. On some aircraft there's special ridge molded into the side of (some) of the tires which does the same thing.

User currently offlineScooter01 From Norway, joined Nov 2006, 1204 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (1 year 4 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3391 times:
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Also used on some of it's forefathers:

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User currently offlineN243NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1632 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (1 year 4 months 10 hours ago) and read 2895 times:

Quoting rwessel (Reply 1):
Unfortunately it's pretty mundane. It's a fender.

Yep. The industry term (that I've always heard) is "spray deflector." The MD-80 has similar devices fitted to the main gear as well.



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User currently offlineharrystanhope From Australia, joined May 2012, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2477 times:

Thanks for the replies, although I did think it would be something a bit more interested!   Still good to know they didn't leave the chocks on!

User currently offlineScooter01 From Norway, joined Nov 2006, 1204 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2346 times:
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Quoting harrystanhope (Reply 4):
Thanks for the replies, although I did think it would be something a bit more interested!

You're welcome! -You might find that most A.net members are always happy to please.

For curiosity's sake, you might also like to know that Boeing was offering something similar on the -200 series or their 737 model. It was actually a whole "gravel-kit" that not only consisted of a nosegear deflector,

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but also of a tube that blew bleed-air down in front of each engine to prevent FOD

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and a spray(?) deflector between each wheel on the main gears.

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(not too easily seen as most photographers prefer to take photos of the side of an airplane)  duck 

Scooter01

[Edited 2013-05-22 18:53:41]


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