D-nose

D-nose

D-nose
Very strong leading edges of an airfoil formed from heavy skin and spar. They often form the structural basis of the entire airfoil as in the rotors of helicopters. Also called D-spar.
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Two typical D-nose rib sections are also shown, where the systems pass through the D-nose ribs at the slat tracks.
The electric harness is housed in raceways which connect to the D-nose skin with brackets.
Systems located in the D-nose component also produce access and interface issues.
In addition the fixed jig requires the D-nose to be fixed with pinned arm interfaces, similar to the trailing edge.