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747 Gear

Sun Oct 01, 2000 8:51 am

Does anyone know and have any pictures of where the manual indications of the gear being down and locked are (in the cabin)??? on a 747
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RE: 747 Gear

Sun Oct 01, 2000 9:18 am

Don't have any pics...but there is a gear indicator above the gear handle and on teh FE panel (Classic 747). Not sure on the newer models.
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RE: 747 Gear

Sun Oct 01, 2000 2:25 pm

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On the -400 it's shown in the center TV display. You'll see it in this picture on the right side of the display.

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RE: 747 Gear Indicators

Sun Oct 01, 2000 8:03 pm

Hi Seb, Buzz here. Well on the 747 it's an electrical / proximity switch indication. Ther are no portholes in the cabin floor (like 727's and 737's) or pop up knobs like DC-8's, DC-9's and DC-10's. There's a pair of prox sensors, and if they fail, you do a fly-by to see if all your feet are down.
Buzz Fuselsausage, Line Mechanic by night, DC-3 Crew Chief by choice.
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RE: 747 Gear

Mon Oct 02, 2000 1:34 am

I can send you pictures from my 747-400 Precision Simulator 1.3 of the gear indications with different status (brake temperature, in transit, closed, low tire pressure, too hot brakes,...)

Just eMail me...

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Stephan Tophoven

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RE: 747 Gear

Mon Oct 02, 2000 7:22 am

There are no visual indicators of gear position on the 747. As Buzz says, there is a dual indication system for each leg. The Boeing philosophy is that if one of the dual systems is indicating down & locked, then the gear is down & locked.

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