harrystanhope
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Nose Wheel Design On 717

Fri May 17, 2013 5:40 am

Have noticed a few times the nose wheel on the 717-23S has something behind it. After a bit of research I've found to only see it on the 23S models. Much like this QantasLink one...

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Qanta...d=8a1fe4c4ec0b43cdffdc4a233473bd3d


Is it something to do with locking the wheel up in the hold? That's about the only thing I can think of..
 
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RE: Nose Wheel Design On 717

Fri May 17, 2013 5:59 am

Unfortunately it's pretty mundane. It's a fender. Keeps the nose gear from spraying water into the engines. On some aircraft there's special ridge molded into the side of (some) of the tires which does the same thing.
 
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RE: Nose Wheel Design On 717

Fri May 17, 2013 7:58 am

Also used on some of it's forefathers:

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RE: Nose Wheel Design On 717

Sun May 19, 2013 4:16 am

Quoting rwessel (Reply 1):
Unfortunately it's pretty mundane. It's a fender.

Yep. The industry term (that I've always heard) is "spray deflector." The MD-80 has similar devices fitted to the main gear as well.
B-52s don't take off. They scare the ground away.
 
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RE: Nose Wheel Design On 717

Wed May 22, 2013 5:16 am

Thanks for the replies, although I did think it would be something a bit more interested!   Still good to know they didn't leave the chocks on!
 
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RE: Nose Wheel Design On 717

Thu May 23, 2013 1:01 am

Quoting harrystanhope (Reply 4):
Thanks for the replies, although I did think it would be something a bit more interested!

You're welcome! -You might find that most A.net members are always happy to please.

For curiosity's sake, you might also like to know that Boeing was offering something similar on the -200 series or their 737 model. It was actually a whole "gravel-kit" that not only consisted of a nosegear deflector,

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but also of a tube that blew bleed-air down in front of each engine to prevent FOD

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and a spray(?) deflector between each wheel on the main gears.

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(not too easily seen as most photographers prefer to take photos of the side of an airplane)  duck 

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