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Thing On The 733 Wing  
User currently offlineW_a_s_p_i_e From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 170 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2951 times:

My parents were returning on a 737-300 Easyjet flight earlier today. Whilst crossing the English channel, (i realise that isnt approach yet!), my parents noticed a small round thing hanging down from underneath the wing on the furthes out spoiler thing that is underneath the wing. Forgive me, I cant remember what those big pieces of metal are called, but you know them, I think the 777 has 3 or 4, and the A310 has 3, and A300 i think has 4.
This small thing was on the 3rd one, (furthest one out on the wing). Does anyone know what it was?

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User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2924 times:

Landing light  Smile

User currently offlineW_a_s_p_i_e From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2917 times:

I thought it was that, but my father said I was wrong! HAHA, teach him!

User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2908 times:

lmao yes, and I think they can be switched on before they are extended, so you can light up the tarmac around the aircraft before you take off  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2879 times:

Slats...

The big metal thing under the wing is the slats.

As for the Landing Light, You are correct, as that is what it was. Doesn't your father know better than to challenge an aviation enthusiast. ERRR... DUHHHH!!!!!!


User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2848 times:

Slats...

The big metal thing under the wing is the slats.


Flaps...

The big metal thing under the wing is a flap.

 Smile


User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8171 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2810 times:

Actually I think what we're talking about are the flap tracks, which are shrouded for aerodynamic efficiency, in what are called canoes.


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User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2800 times:


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There you go, on the outboard flap track, little landing light in the extended position.


User currently offline777gk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 18
Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2798 times:

We've got some real aviation experts on this forum!

Cedarjet's got it, those "pods" house motors that drive the flaps up and down.


User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2785 times:

my parents noticed a small round thing hanging down from underneath the wing on the furthes out spoiler thing that is underneath the wing.

He's not talking about the flap track fairing, he's talking about the landing light.


User currently offlineW_a_s_p_i_e From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2743 times:

Nah, theyre right. The landing light is the little sticking out bit right, and the flap track fairing is the thing which the landing light sticks out of, and there are 3 flap track fairings on a 733. Right?

User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2713 times:

Aha, I get you now. They have 2 flap track fairings. The large one is an extension of the engine pylon.

User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5915 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2658 times:

Yes, it is indeed a landing light- and a very bright one too. And that hangy-down thing is a flap track fairing, just to add my name to the pile of people who are correct! I ti scommonly called a canoe. The one on the back of the engine does not move with the flaps, although on other airplanes it does.

R


User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 27
Reply 13, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2640 times:

. . ."that hangy-down thing. . ."  Laugh out loud

LOL,
DIA



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29813 posts, RR: 58
Reply 14, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2433 times:

. ."that hangy-down thing. . ."


I thought that is how you told a boy airplane from a girl airplane  Confused



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User currently offlineDalmd88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2603 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2354 times:

We've got some real aviation experts on this forum!

Cedarjet's got it, those "pods" house motors that drive the flaps up and down.


Actually there are no 'motors' in the pods. There is a hydraulic motor on the aft wall of the landing gear bay that drives a torque tube. The tube is connected to a transmission at the fwd end of the pod. This drives a jackscrew that moves the flap along the track.


User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2284 times:

and aren't slats on the FRONT of the wing? *lol*

boy, lots of experts here today!

If you all were ostriches, your heads would be sticking out somewhere in africa by now :P :P

-n


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