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A380 Red Coloured Areas  
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Posted (9 years 8 months 10 hours ago) and read 5116 times:


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Looking at the Red coloured Areas of the A380.Anyone know what material is it & what do they cover,apart from the Radome.
regds
MEL


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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 9 hours ago) and read 5045 times:

My guess is it's tape to protect open ports. Looking at the ramp, it's raining so I'm sure they covered over areas that are open due to missing pitot probes, static ports and other open areas.


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User currently offlineJetmek319 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 199 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months ago) and read 4756 times:

The red and orangish material is a plastic protective coating. It just keeps the areas clean and scratch free.


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User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13985 posts, RR: 62
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months ago) and read 4753 times:

Changed a slat on an A300-600 a few weeks ago (big dent through a bird strike). The polished surface came covered with a red oil paper to be removed after installation.
I assume they put a similar protective foil over the radome.
For the small pieces, I think they are tape to cover static ports or holes, where e.g. pitot tubes or other sensors are still to be installed, red to make sure that they wouldn´t be forgotten before flight.

Jan


User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months ago) and read 4751 times:

The radome itself is red. Its not tape.

The others are tape, as was mentioned.

N


User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months ago) and read 4711 times:

It looks as though the radome is black, and is covered in red material. If you look towards the edge of the radome, the red appears to be peeling off, exposing black underneath.

Harry



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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4694 times:

I think those are mounting brackets for it....



N

[Edited 2004-12-27 06:01:38]

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4665 times:

Interesting.Since the Radome was Red,I presumed the Smaller orange patches were some Composite material.
Thanks Gigneal...The Radome has interesting Lightening Diverter stripes too.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3752 times:

Ok, I've already expressed my views on this board regarding the BumbleBee 380 (i.e. The A3-fugly), but I'm waiting to see how it looks in Airbus house colours.........never know...so I'm not going to prejudge until they show the final product (at least on the cosmetic side)..


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User currently offlineTsv From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1641 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2405 times:

Now I know where I've seen that nose before ... on a Koala!



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User currently offlineSchooner From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2385 times:

Lol, a very perceptive observation Tsv!

Cheers.



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2139 times:

You are quite right Tsv.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineUnattendedbag From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2325 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2091 times:

MD11Engineer,

"where e.g. pitot tubes or other sensors are still to be installed, red to make sure that they wouldn´t be forgotten before flight."

hahaha

-----
Airbus 1: "Toulouse Tower, this is Airbus 1 heavy, we are taxiing out of hangar 10 and are ready to join the queue."

Toulouse Tower: "Airbus 1 heavy, you have been cleared to taxi down kilo to runway 14R. Hold short and await clearance on this frequency."

Airbus 1: "Toulouse Tower, preflight checks are complete, we are standing by for release."

Toulouse Tower: "Good to hear Airbus 1 heavy, at 1 DME turn right 1-8-0, clear for... Standby Airbus 1 heavy, I see you only have 2 engines and there is red tape all over your fuselage. Are you sure you are ready for this maiden flight?"

Airbus 1: "Standby Toulouse Tower, preflight checks didn't mention anything about tape on the skin of the aircraft... perhaps we should return to the hangar. We would like clearance to taxi to hangar 10."

Toulouse Tower: "Request approved."
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I don't think the red tape is there so they will "remember" that they are not finished building the aircraft.

It is probably there to keep out the rain. It seems to be rainy/foggy in every picture taken of this aircraft.

[Edited 2005-01-01 12:26:52]


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User currently offlineJetmek319 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 199 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1856 times:

The red material on the radome is a plastic protection coating. It will come off during final painting of the aircraft. It is also on the A318/319/321 in HAM during final assembly line. The radomes are actually black on the outside and an aqua color inside.


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