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What Is That Thing Hanging Down From The Tail  
User currently offlineFL370 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 252 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 4491 times:

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=stor...p/2ec62919d80c66ce3f21fcabb8d9861a

if u look at the rudder there is a line hanging down. is that a radar or something?


fl370

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User currently offlineDalb777 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2192 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 4482 times:

Quoting FL370 (Thread starter):
if u look at the rudder there is a line hanging down. is that a radar or something?

It's something that tests the performance of new aircraft. I'm sure someone on here can explain it a lot better, though.... once it enters commercial service, it will be removed.



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User currently offlineSkydrol From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 985 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 4471 times:

That's a cone housing a remote pressure measurement instrument for test flights.



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User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3599 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4443 times:

1) Besides being an Airline manufacturuer, Airbus is also testing new fishing lures. These new lures are designed to take on the biggest and toughest fish out there.

2) Some people put fuzzy dice on the dashboard, Airbus hangs bells.



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User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4898 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4432 times:

Quoting Centrair (Reply 3):
1) Besides being an Airline manufacturuer, Airbus is also testing new fishing lures. These new lures are designed to take on the biggest and toughest fish out there.

2) Some people put fuzzy dice on the dashboard, Airbus hangs bells.

DARN YOU! You stole my thunder! Big grin



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User currently offlineTIMEAIR From Canada, joined May 2005, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4394 times:

no, no you are all wrong...

It is part of Airbus' new braking system...that is the mini chute that failed to deploy the main "arresting chute" housed in the tail fin.



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User currently offlineTIMEAIR From Canada, joined May 2005, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4394 times:

hence the further delay on the A380 program...


You can't get there from here.
User currently offlineA3 From Greece, joined Oct 2006, 262 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4370 times:

Quoting FL370 (Thread starter):
if u look at the rudder there is a line hanging down. is that a radar or something?

Looks like a mini parachute for braking Big grin



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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4354 times:

Quoting FL370 (Thread starter):
if u look at the rudder there is a line hanging down. is that a radar or something?

Skydrol nailed it. Here's a shot of one in use behind a 737-600 in-flight:

http://www.boeing.com/commercial/gallery/737600-06.html


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