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Old 24th Jan 2019, 16:59
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Item on NZ TV. Apparently it has cost Rod Lewis $10m... that's a little over 5m NZ dollars or 7.5m if US.

Can't link cos it's on Facebook...

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Old 25th Jan 2019, 03:04
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Here's the video that treaders refers to:

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-...auckland-skies
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Old 25th Jan 2019, 12:59
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What is that thing that looks like a bicycle fender aft of each MLG wheel ? I thought it might be a snubber to stop wheel rotation but it appears it doesn't contact the wheel during retraction.
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Old 25th Jan 2019, 15:30
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Thanks I42!

Bafanguy, I've always assumed they are simply mudguards to stop debris being blown back into and damaging the tailplane during takeoff.
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Old 25th Jan 2019, 15:47
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They are mudguards, to not only reduce damage to rear fuselage and tailplane and to avoid obscuring camera ports in PR aircraft, but also to reduce debris being thrown up into the undercarriage bay.
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Old 25th Jan 2019, 19:50
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Thanks. Interesting and likely explanations of the gizmo. This view calls it a "fender". Other views do show the MLG pretty much in line with the tips of the horizontal stab. I don't know where the camera ports were:

https://www.google.com/search?q=dh+m...53LrE-usVfvyM:
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Old 25th Jan 2019, 22:21
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De Havilland Mosquito PR Mk XVI of No. 544 Squadron RAF, 26 July 1944. Mosquito PR Mark XVI, NS502 M, of No. 544 Squadron RAF based at Benson, Oxfordshire, in flight and banking away from the camera to show the aerial camera ports under the fuselage. The arrangement shows a typical camera installation for high altitude reconnaissance, consisting of: a vertical 'split pair' of Type F.24s (14-inch) in the forward bomb bay; a further vertical 'split pair' of Type F.52s (20- or 36-inch) along the centre line behind the bomb bay, with, between these, a port-facing oblique Type F.24 (14-inch).


From this page: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/C...nd_Mosquito_PR
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Old 26th Jan 2019, 08:36
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Originally Posted by bafanguy View Post
This view calls it a "fender". Other views do show the MLG pretty much in line with the tips of the horizontal stab.
Two great nations divided by a common language! I know that a mudguard is what you call a fender (though I can't see why) but what's a "stab", horizontal or otherwise?
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Old 26th Jan 2019, 09:31
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Originally Posted by Allan Lupton View Post
but what's a "stab", horizontal or otherwise?
I'm sure you really know the answer to that.



"Stab" on its own usually refers to horizontal stabilizer (tailplane to you and me). "Vertical stab" is what we would call the fin.



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Old 26th Jan 2019, 20:37
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Originally Posted by Allan Lupton View Post
Two great nations divided by a common language! I know that a mudguard is what you call a fender...



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