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What's Wrong With This A319's Nose Cone?  
User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4338 times:

This is the second time I've seen this type of nose. . .and the second time I've wondered if there was something wrong with the photograph.

Is this nosecone badly painted, weathered, or what is going on with it? Is this the way the airline wants it to look in another livery?

Anybody?


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User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2923 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4298 times:

The caption to the photo itself says that it is taxiing with the wrong nose conme. Something probably happened to the original, and this was the only replacement that they could find on short notice. Maybe you could try to identify the source of the replacement part by the paint job to see where they got it from.

T.J.



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User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4278 times:

I've been trying to locate an airline with a nosecone painted like this one. . .no luck so far.

DIA



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User currently offlineLarspl From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 473 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4270 times:

multiple airlines have a parts-pool. so they don't have to buy all the parts and maintain them.


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if i remember correctly air holland had such an agrement with LTU or monarch:


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but boeing has some part centers around the world so it could be just a boeing one.......



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User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2923 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4237 times:

HAHAHA you got me there, I have no idea what airline it came from either. Sounds like you have the beginning of a new contest there, untill someone from tech/ops comes in and gives you the serial number of the part that was replaced. Can anyone ID this?

T.J.



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User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4230 times:

I understand about the spares and all that. . .but what is up with the black cone that fades into white for the tip of it??? Odd c/s.


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User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4219 times:

Airbus manufacturers the radomes.
The come out of the factory like that.
The disscoloration is due to the manufacturing process of the prereg composites when the shape is formed.
It is normal and does not interfere with the radar, etc.


User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4211 times:

THANK YOU Greg!!

I was starting to wonder if anyone understood my question. Maybe I should have posed it like Spacepope suggested!

Thanks to all for your answers.

DIA



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User currently offlineA320-Addict From Belgium, joined Apr 2001, 250 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4201 times:

Here is an other example:



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User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4179 times:

If you look at the rollout of some of the other aircraft that are still 'green'--it's likely you'll see the same discoloration on both narrow and widebody radomes.

Technically, I do not know why it happens...it actually could just be paint to identify or test the ability of radar waves to penetrate the polymer shape after the formation....

Oh well..glad to help.


User currently offlineEric505 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 592 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4162 times:

An obvious one..


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User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4156 times:

Eric:
You managed to miss the entire point of this thread.


User currently offlineAndrewtang From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 461 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4069 times:

Here's a big example for you  Smile

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User currently offlineSkymaster From Denmark, joined Apr 2001, 228 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4029 times:

The only thing wrong with the white dotted nose cone, is that the picture should have been taken in TLS or XFW as it is an Airbus factory costume to testfly its aircraft in that way. Rarely seen on aircraft in airline service. I can not come up with a fully technical explanation, but I think Greg comes close. My theory is that they have very big sea gulls with extreme diarrhoea in the Hamburg area!

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User currently offline9V-SVA From Singapore, joined Aug 2001, 1860 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3773 times:

SAS has operated one of their A340s(OY-KBI) with that nosecone. I have seen it for myself in SIN.


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User currently offlineKramri From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3650 times:

Ok, no discoloration of composites, but I couldn't resist.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
If any nose deserves to be shown...

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Sorry... I promise to stay on thread.


User currently offlineFlyinghighboy From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 749 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3607 times:

for anyone wondering what is under that nose cone

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User currently offlineFLYING MACHINE From Spain, joined May 2002, 223 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3587 times:

First a bird strike
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After :Home made fix
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User currently offlineAWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3524 times:

I think VH-CZQ looks cool with the red... ~hic~ red nose.

With so much room in there, couldn't they make the radar dome larger? Wouldn't there be an advantage in having a larger diameter radar?


aw


User currently offlineSAS-A321 From Denmark, joined Mar 2002, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3434 times:

The SAS A340-300 encountered a bird strike shortly after delivery. So they changed the cone.


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