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Topic: What Is This On The 787 Tail
Username: Golfradio
Posted 2009-12-17 10:57:31 and read 4896 times.

I know this has to be for flight testing, but what is the conical object attached to the 787's tail?


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Topic: RE: What Is This On The 787 Tail
Username: 474218
Posted 2009-12-17 11:36:16 and read 4875 times.

Its a trailing cone, used to calibrate the pitot static system.

See: http://www.spaceagecontrol.com/news100100.htm

Topic: RE: What Is This On The 787 Tail
Username: Golfradio
Posted 2009-12-17 13:44:40 and read 4816 times.



Quoting 474218 (Reply 1):

Thank you. Interesting link.

Topic: RE: What Is This On The 787 Tail
Username: B777LRF
Posted 2009-12-17 15:22:47 and read 4757 times.

First flight, and they've already pimped it - it's a rabbits tail  Wink


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