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"Landing Lights Extended"?  
User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7943 posts, RR: 12
Posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2840 times:

I found a brief report on 777-300ER flight tests in general and noise measurements in particular:

Besides, on the approach we are measuring what is probably the loudest configuration,” Franken continues. “That means flaps, leading edge slats and landing lights extended, landing gear lowered, and an unfavourable trim condition.”
http://flug-revue.rotor.com/FRHeft/FRH0312/FR0312g.htm

Landing lights extended? Gear ... I understand, but how can pilots extend landing lights?


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User currently offlineFredT From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 2185 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2815 times:

Some aircraft have articulated landing lights which fold down to be flush with the skin of the aircraft when not in use.

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Fred



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User currently offlineBio15 From Colombia, joined Mar 2001, 1089 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2787 times:

I know DC-9, MD-80-90 & 717s have extending landing lights near the wingtips. Here you can see them down.


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The 737s have them under the outer flap guide assemblies. Here they're extended


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Good Luck
-Alfredo


User currently offlineLMP737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2776 times:

737NG have them on the belly forward of the wheel well.

User currently offlineGoboeing From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 2683 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2771 times:

Here's a closer view taken from inside the plane:

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User currently offlineBio15 From Colombia, joined Mar 2001, 1089 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2749 times:

737NG have them on the belly forward of the wheel well.

Good annotation, thanks
-Alfredo


User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2749 times:

A lot of planes have extendable landing lights.

In the Cessna 310 there is a switch to turn them on and then to extend them.



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User currently offlineLZ-TLT From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2696 times:

Off the top of my head(do your own search for pictures here and you will see):

NAMC YS-11
Tu-154(all series)
Il-62/62M
Lockheed Electra


User currently offlineSovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2578 posts, RR: 17
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2668 times:
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Don't forget the Tu-134 also has them

User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7943 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2605 times:

Thanks. Somehow I never noticed those lights are often extendable. Embarrassment


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User currently offlineChdmcmanus From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 374 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2594 times:

The DC-10/MD-11 both have landing lights on the fwd fuselage, the taxi lights are on the gear and turnoff lights are flushmount in the wing fairing. In my operator it is part of the engineer checklist, and if I'm late, I get an earfull because of all the noise! It's what is otherwise known as "self critiquing".

Happy Motoring!
ChD




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User currently offlineCdfmxtech From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1338 posts, RR: 27
Reply 11, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2559 times:

Unless they changed something in production, or it is an airline option....the B777 doesn't have any landing lights that extend.

User currently offlineAirways From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 880 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2495 times:

A very nice picture with the landing lights extended:

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Michael
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User currently offlineLuzezito From Spain, joined May 2001, 269 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2495 times:

The IL 86 also has them retractable as shown here first deployed and then retracted


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User currently offlineLuzezito From Spain, joined May 2001, 269 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2493 times:

And exactly the same with the IL 96:


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User currently offlineWilax From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 465 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2274 times:

A300's, A310's have them on the body like DC10's. A320 series aircraft have them under the wings where they meet the body.

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