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"Landing Lights Extended"?

Fri Nov 21, 2003 5:07 am

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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RE: "Landing Lights Extended"?

Fri Nov 21, 2003 5:11 am

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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RE: "Landing Lights Extended"?

Fri Nov 21, 2003 6:05 am

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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RE: "Landing Lights Extended"?

Fri Nov 21, 2003 6:19 am

737NG have them on the belly forward of the wheel well.
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RE: "Landing Lights Extended"?

Fri Nov 21, 2003 6:23 am

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

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RE: "Landing Lights Extended"?

Fri Nov 21, 2003 6:57 am

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

Good annotation, thanks
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RE: "Landing Lights Extended"?

Fri Nov 21, 2003 6:57 am

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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RE: What With Thrust Reverse Prior To Touchdown.

Fri Nov 21, 2003 8:47 am

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

NAMC YS-11
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RE: "Landing Lights Extended"?

Fri Nov 21, 2003 10:09 am

Don't forget the Tu-134 also has them
 
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RE: "Landing Lights Extended"?

Fri Nov 21, 2003 12:04 pm

Thanks. Somehow I never noticed those lights are often extendable. Embarrassment
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RE: "Landing Lights Extended"?

Fri Nov 21, 2003 12:24 pm

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".

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RE: "Landing Lights Extended"?

Fri Nov 21, 2003 2:29 pm

Unless they changed something in production, or it is an airline option....the B777 doesn't have any landing lights that extend.
 
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RE: "Landing Lights Extended"?

Fri Nov 21, 2003 9:04 pm

A very nice picture with the landing lights extended:

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RE: "Landing Lights Extended"?

Fri Nov 21, 2003 9:05 pm

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


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RE: "Landing Lights Extended"?

Fri Nov 21, 2003 9:23 pm

And exactly the same with the IL 96:


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RE: "Landing Lights Extended"?

Tue Nov 25, 2003 2:23 am

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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