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Roy

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Nose Wheel-in duced FOD protection
« on: March 20, 2017, 07:09:46 pm »
A buddy shared this with me so thought I should share with you guys that have Commanders. I'm still dreaming.

Never knew nose wheel FOD was an issue. Guess so.

https://generalaviationnews.com/2017/03/17/new-commander-nosewheel-fairing-deflects-fod/

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Re: Nose Wheel-in duced FOD protection
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2017, 09:14:48 pm »
Thanks,  I'm not sure how real this problem is but you guys would know better.  I fly off all sorts of grass and dirt strips as well as paved and I've never had any damage due to this.  But perhaps some of you have.

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Re: Nose Wheel-in duced FOD protection
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2017, 09:12:49 pm »
I think it's an issue on gravel runways. A lot of Commanders are operated by BLM and Forest Service contractors in that environment.

Personally, I try to stay off gravel runways when at all possible.

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Re: Nose Wheel-in duced FOD protection
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2017, 04:52:31 am »
My old 520 suffered from belly rash. Took that to quite a few rougher strips, but it was there already when I bought her.
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