Alessandro
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Headlights In Nosegear?

Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:05 pm

I bought a book about the Tu-114 and it got two headlights in it´s exeptionally tall nosegear, any other plane got this feature?
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RE: Headlights In Nosegear?

Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:50 pm

Quoting Alessandro (Thread starter):
I bought a book about the Tu-114 and it got two headlights in it´s exeptionally tall nosegear, any other plane got this feature?

A lot of transport category aircraft have taxi lights in/on the nose gear.
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RE: Headlights In Nosegear?

Fri Jun 29, 2007 2:25 am

I was under the impression that ALL aircraft have this...


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RE: Headlights In Nosegear?

Fri Jun 29, 2007 2:40 am

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 2):
I was under the impression that ALL aircraft have this...

I seem to have found one type of aircraft that doesn't.  Smile




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RE: Headlights In Nosegear?

Fri Jun 29, 2007 2:43 am

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 3):
I seem to have found one type of aircraft that doesn't.

So it would seem.

Ok, so maybe not ALL. But aircraft without them are the minority.

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RE: Headlights In Nosegear?

Fri Jun 29, 2007 5:11 am

Airfoilsguy, nope, the two lights has been removed.
Thanks, never thought of this detail before...
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RE: Headlights In Nosegear?

Fri Jun 29, 2007 5:20 am

A bit of a sidenote, but every airplane that I have seen also has landing lights. Many are fixed in position in the leading edge of the wing. However, some such as the Cessna 300 and 400 series cabin class twins have retractable landing lights that extend down and forward when activated. When deactivated, the movable lamp is flush with the bottom of the wing. That design is somewhat odd compared to most landing light mountings.
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RE: Headlights In Nosegear?

Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:28 am

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RE: Headlights In Nosegear?

Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:15 am

The CRJ doesn't have any on the gear either. Two lights in the leading edge wing root and two in the nose cone just below the radar.
 
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RE: Headlights In Nosegear?

Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:40 am

Some DHC-8s have them right below the cockpit windows, in the middle. As far as most aircraft having nose wheel lighting this is incorrect as there is a far larger amount of GA aircraft around, which usually have them on the wings/engine cowling.
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RE: Headlights In Nosegear?

Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:00 pm

Quoting Flyf15 (Reply 8):
The CRJ doesn't have any on the gear either. Two lights in the leading edge wing root and two in the nose cone just below the radar.

To be technical, it is just the 200 model that is like that. The 700 and 900 has only one light on the nose gear, not in the radome.


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RE: Headlights In Nosegear?

Fri Jun 29, 2007 6:07 pm

One of my favorite planes doesn't have a nose gear light  Smile


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RE: Headlights In Nosegear?

Fri Jun 29, 2007 6:33 pm

Quoting 57AZ (Reply 6):
However, some such as the Cessna 300 and 400 series cabin class twins have retractable landing lights that extend down and forward when activated. When deactivated, the movable lamp is flush with the bottom of the wing. That design is somewhat odd compared to most landing light mountings.

The A320 series wing landing lights are exactly the same.

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