Tartarus wrote:There's 2 of those. Another one on the floor to the right of the first observers seat.
They were originally viewing ports to visually see the nose landing gear in the wheel well. But they have since been blanked over as not needed.
Horstroad wrote:There's no physical connection between the cockpit floor and the wheel well. There's a 10" gap and isolation blankets all around the wheel well.
These plates are also installed on pretty new aircraft. Why wouldn't they just modify the panel and remove the cutout? Or install the covers below the carpet?
I couldn't quite make out from below where exactly these plates are located... But they are pretty far forward, about where the wheels are located when the gear is retracted. Nowhere near the lock links.
Thanks for the input, but I'm not convinced
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