Futureualpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2591 posts, RR: 8 Posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2603 times:
I traveled with Delta recently, and we were flying a 767-432ER (N842MH) from ATL-FLL. I noticed however, that when the 764 pulled into the gate, the nose gear doors had not retracted completeley....meaning they were not flush with the fuselage, but potruding a bit. (Lol, and for you joksters, it wasnt the ones that are open where the gear sticks out, but the 2nd pair of doors, that open and close when the gear must be extended or retracted.) Does anybody know why this could be?
p.s.- I apologize for not having a picture of it
242 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 498 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2527 times:
It seems most all airliners with mechanical linkage nose gear doors exhibit this trait. Two non-boeing planes that also do this are the ATR-72 and DC-9/MD-80 family. I've even seen some aircraft with placards installed on or near the nose doors to notify well-meaning, but uninformed pilots and mechs that nothing is amiss.
AJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2380 posts, RR: 26 Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2459 times:
Futureualpilot, from what I can establish the brace strut that runs down to the nose gear does not allow the doors to close fully, although I have been unable to get a good explaination. I actually asked an engineer when I took this photo as the new paint made the gap stand out more! http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=93128