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A346-tape Around Cockpit Area  
User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 11847 posts, RR: 18
Posted (9 years 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2338 times:
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After looking at this photo

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and seeing the silver tape around the front of the fuselage, it has made me wonder, what is the tape for?

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User currently offlineQB737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2330 times:

Looks like Red Green got a job at Airbus.



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User currently offlinePl4nekr4zy From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 465 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2301 times:

Quoting QB737 (Reply 1):
Looks like Red Green got a job at Airbus.

I don't get it....



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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 11847 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2292 times:
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Quoting Pl4nekr4zy (Reply 2):

Neither do I, care to explan QB737?


User currently offlineQB737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2290 times:

Red Green is a character on Canadian TV who fixes everything with duck tape.

User currently offlinePl4nekr4zy From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 465 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2276 times:

Ah, shoulda figured it was some Canadian thing. Wink


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User currently offlineSilentObserver From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 42 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2252 times:

PBS shows him in the states as well.

It looks like there might be some sensors which were add to the aircraft, for testing possibly. There a type of heat resistant tape which is silver metallic like this looks out there on the market. Looks like they are taping a wire and sensors on the aircraft.

I certainly hope they are not trying to fix the darn thing Sad


User currently offlineN317AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2214 times:

Two quotes from Red Green (not just for Canadians by the way).

"If it doesn't move and it should, use WD40. If it does move and it shouldn't, use duct tape."

"If women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy."


User currently offlineJeb94 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 588 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2097 times:

This aircraft appears to be a flying test bed for Airbus. The tape looks to be covering sensors and wires for those sensors.

User currently offlineJHSfan From Denmark, joined Apr 2004, 469 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1984 times:

It seems as if the tape (an electric wire) is going into the nose gear well. From the well there must be a plug that leads the signal into the pressurized cabin (if they are going higher than the height equal to the cabin pressure).
Of course Airbus has plugs for transferring electronic signals from the outside to inside the cabin in their test planes.
But how about normal airliners flying with pax or cargo? Are they equipped with such plugs or some sort of air tight hatch - for temporary cabling - in the wheel well as well?

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User currently offlineKnoxibus From France, joined Aug 2007, 251 posts, RR: 23
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1874 times:
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This is indeed for covering the wires going between the probes/sensors etc inside the cabin to the data acquisition units.

I believe MSN 0360, first A340-600 indeed owned by Airbus for testing, was doing some yaw law studies/improvements lately.

(funny to see the E. LECLERC mall where I do my weekly shopping in the background.)



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User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2368 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 days ago) and read 1667 times:

The above comments are correct, and makes sense because of the location of the picture (Toulouse) and the plane has Airbus house colors. This is very common for airframe manufacturers to do when performing testing.


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User currently offlineAeroWeanie From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1606 posts, RR: 52
Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1494 times:
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We were staring at this picture yesterday, trying to figure out what they are doing. The tape covers leads going to some instrumentation that has been mounted on the fuselage. The instrumentation is either strain gauges or pressure transducers. I would bet that they are pressure transducers, but I can't figure out why they would be measuing pressures at these locations.

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