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Jackpilot
05-27-2009, 12:53 PM
Found a better way than the ugly rubber lips which let light through.
Not the Boeing way...good looking though!

Images are better than words.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c29/jackpilot/gear.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c29/jackpilot/PhotoNIKON006-1.jpg

Geremy Britton
05-27-2009, 07:51 PM
Great idea Jack. Diagram put it into absolute sense. I for one will be using that method i think. Love it.

CessnaGuy
05-28-2009, 05:29 AM
Couldn't you use a 'brush strip' (like draft excluders), and place either side of the lever wouldn't that be easier?

warvet
05-28-2009, 06:09 AM
As far as lips go Jack those are nice but Im sorry I still prefer Angelina Jolie Pitts over your 737 lol :)Its definitely coming along tho.

Tim

Jackpilot
05-28-2009, 08:32 AM
Couldn't you use a 'brush strip' (like draft excluders), and place either side of the lever wouldn't that be easier?

If you want the lever to stick out as it should,there is no room for a brush strip. at least with this model of gear.

tomenglish2000
05-28-2009, 11:00 AM
Thats a good solution. But if you want to keep the realism couldn't you box off the back mechanism so no light can get in there to leak out?

Tom.

Jackpilot
05-28-2009, 04:52 PM
Hi Tom
Not so for the light bleeding, but I find my solution more streamlined than what Boeing did. (Ask Tim. lol)
Improving/modifying anything on a commercial airliner is an administrative nightmare for any aircraft manufacturer. A lot of items in the 737 are carryovers from the 60's and the 707, and are not always the latest best in ergonomics and aesthetics...We do not have that roadblock and can improve at will. (my 2 c)