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User currently offlineBaec777 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1231 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 817 times:

Can anyone tell me what these Black strips across the wings of all the TWA planes... I been thinking of that and decide to ask here.... any ideas....?


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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 741 times:

It's a strip they use for detecting ice buildup on the wings.. Essentially, what they will do is run a pole on the strip (which has a rough surface like sandpaper), and if the pole ran smooth over the strip, there was ice on the wing, and the aircraft needs to be deiced.

User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 726 times:

Srbmod is right.

I've started to notice them on the leading edges of some UA 737's, but the strip does not continue across width of wing such as TWA's.

Interesting - DIA



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User currently offlineBaec777 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1231 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 693 times:

Thank you Srbmod, & DIA..  Smile


If I knew what that strips were for, I wouldnt ask that anyway... wow


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User currently offlineTWA717_200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 671 times:

I learn something new everyday in this forum!  Smile

Good topic.


User currently offlineCsavel From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1362 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 632 times:

Pls forgive if this is a stupid question, but the "rough like sandpaper" sounds like it would create drag, maybe not much but over the course of a year or so, enough for bean counters to notice.

Obviously if the airlines are doing this, it doesn't,
But can some knowledgable persons explain a bit about this?



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