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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8455 posts, RR: 10
Posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks ago) and read 3803 times:
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What are the two black things on the fuselage just behind the pitots?


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User currently offlineRoberta From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks ago) and read 3758 times:

If you mean those jagged hook like things, they are sensors. If you mean the black things behind the cockpit, they are windows.

User currently offlineN777UA From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks ago) and read 3730 times:

I assume you are talking about the black things under the first window group...those are the pitot tubes. They measure the airspeed of the airplane.

User currently offlineHenpol747 From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 588 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks ago) and read 3712 times:

Very funny Roberta, I thing they must be sensors of some kind


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User currently offlineLHRman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 398 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks ago) and read 3696 times:

Rob- You can be sarcastic sometimes! They are indeed sensors and I can't actually see anything else behind the pilots so this must be what you mean!

Thanks Dave  Big thumbs up



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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8455 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks ago) and read 3664 times:
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7 windows from the front, lower deck, one black thing directly under it and one further down. Not the pitots, I know what a pitot is and what it does.

Edited to remove sarky comment.....

[Edited 2004-05-13 20:08:42]


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User currently offlineToni_ From Cape Verde, joined Apr 2002, 98 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks ago) and read 3562 times:

Hi Andz

Its that little "flag" called the angle of attack indicator and static probe


User currently offlineLHRman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 398 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks ago) and read 3538 times:

Have no idea, sorry dude, probably some sort of dent? or marking?!

I really couldn't say.

Thanks Dave  Big thumbs up



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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8455 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks ago) and read 3449 times:
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Wish I could edit the pic and draw a circle round what I'm referring to, usually the angle of attack indicator is on the port side. Thanks for the input anyway, I have this pic as my desktop and wonder what they are every time I switch on!



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User currently offlineHenpol747 From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 588 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks ago) and read 3382 times:

Maybe tech/ops would be an option to be sure!!

Cheers,

Henpol747



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User currently offlineRoberta From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks ago) and read 3374 times:

I reckon they are air pressure sensors

User currently offlineInnocuousFox From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2805 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks ago) and read 3372 times:

Those are the engines!


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User currently offlineToni_ From Cape Verde, joined Apr 2002, 98 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks ago) and read 3320 times:

This photo shows it clear

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They're on both sides of the aircraft. Just like the pitot static tubes.
Theres one for the pilot and one for the F/O :p



[Edited 2004-05-13 20:31:52]

User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9903 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks ago) and read 3315 times:

Hi Andz,

Maybe you should post this thread in the technical/operations section of this forum. There you will definately get your answer. It's a good question though, I'm curious myself  Wink/being sarcastic

A388


User currently offlineAV757 From Colombia, joined Apr 2004, 660 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3053 times:
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On the photo loaded up above in reply 12, the probes are in the following order top to bottom on the right side of the aircraft:


  1. Right angle of attack sensor vane

  2. First officers pitot static probe

  3. Auxiliary pitot static probe

  4. Total air temperature probe


Regards:
AV757


User currently offlineMoolies From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2879 times:

AV757 is dead right, they are static "tubes" the pitot sticks out and faces the front of the aircraft, you cant measure wind speed on a plane when the pitot doesnt face the direction that the plane is flying in.

User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 16, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2795 times:

Moolies - close, but not quite...

Andz was referring to numbers one and four from AV757's list, so not the pitots but the sensor vane and the temperature probe.

Regards,
Frank



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