Tg 747-300
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Main 747 Wheel Well Color?

Sat Jan 03, 2004 8:00 pm

Do anybody know which color that is the main color of the 747classic wheel well?

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RE: Main 747 Wheel Well Color?

Sat Jan 03, 2004 8:19 pm

Isn't it purple ?  Big thumbs up
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RE: Main 747 Wheel Well Color?

Sat Jan 03, 2004 8:27 pm

It's white to begin with, but goes a creamy/brown colour after the corrosion inhibitor is applied. After a few years it is basically black.
 
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RE: Main 747 Wheel Well Color?

Sun Jan 04, 2004 12:20 am

Wheel wells are generally of the greenish color but I have seen some brown, or some grey... then all that gets somewhat dirty, with the splashes from the wheels... For me I would say greenish is most common, at least in the ones that I fly currently... Honest, I do not often look in there, except when a flight engineer tells me to go look at the wheels to get my opinion about a worn-out tire...
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Tg 747-300
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RE: Main 747 Wheel Well Color?

Sun Jan 04, 2004 7:33 am

Thank you.

Skipper: Do you think that greenish color is the one also used in the 737 wheel wells?

I'm asking because I'll sonn be building a Virgin 747-200 model, and don't think that the suggested silver/aluminium color is too accurate.

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RE: Main 747 Wheel Well Color?

Sun Jan 04, 2004 8:57 am

The ones I´ve been in (quite a few) wre of the following clours:
Primary structure white, with a brownish-transparent covering of AV8 (corrosion preventive) and plenty of dirt.
Components: Green of zinc chromate primer.

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RE: Main 747 Wheel Well Color?

Sun Jan 04, 2004 9:54 pm

I can't say I've seen a Zinc Chromate Boeing Wheel Well. VC-10 and MD11Engineer have this one right. BTW 737's are white also.
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RE: Main 747 Wheel Well Color?

Mon Jan 05, 2004 10:23 am

Tg 747-300: Our fleet, and all the ones I've ever worked are white, going to light brown with the corrossion inhibitor. I'd go that way if you want realism. Could add some purple, gray, brown, or black highlights and streaks to be super accurate. Regards,
 
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RE: Main 747 Wheel Well Color?

Mon Jan 05, 2004 10:30 am

DL_Mech,

I didn´t say that the whole wheel well was green, just components like flap torque tubes and gearboxes. Also the big APU air duct is silver to golden. Of course the main structure (bulkheads, keel beam, rear spar, landing gear beam ) is white with a brownish coating of AV8

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RE: Main 747 Wheel Well Color?

Sat Jan 10, 2004 12:11 am

HI Tg 747-300, Buzz here. I've seen Boeing build it's wheel wells and color them white - so it's easier to find leaks. The DC-8's we had had a primer green color wheel wells and not many lights, so it was always a gloomy place at night.
Primer green would be for accessories inside: spoiler mixers, flap transmissions, torque tubes - which might have an orange/black spiral painted on them. The APU bleed air duct often has a black shroud around it, and is a golden color - titainium plated with gold for skydrol protection.
That amazing AV8 corrosion preventive spray gives a golden brown transparent color, it's made by Dinol. We used to use LPS-3 but that stuff was always slippery / sticky. The Dinol AV8 will dry to a hard film so you don't get so messy as you rub up against it.
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