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ERJ-170 Tail Cone Question?  
User currently offlineTsully From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 651 posts, RR: 4
Posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2481 times:

For lack of a better word, I am referring to the APU cone at the extreme aft end of the plane...

Why do all ERJ-170s seem to have unpainted cones? Other than the unfinished appearance of the cone, it is a beautiful plane... But it reminds me of a plane that's using a spare part from a different livery. You know, the classic UAL grey nose cone on the new white/blue livery...  Smile

Thanks for the help,

tsully




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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2470 times:

Because they are titanium skinned, and paint will not stick to titanium.

[Edited 2005-09-23 12:26:47]


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User currently offlineTsully From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 651 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2464 times:

well there ya have it...

thanks for the quick response. It's still a great looking plane.



I love America. I guess that makes me Bush's poodle, but I'd rather be a dog in New York City than a prince in Riyadh.
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