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What Is This Panel On The A-380?  
User currently offlineSLCPilot From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 572 posts, RR: 3
Posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5321 times:

It's the one seen under the right wing root, and it seems to be a vent of some sort, but what? I can't imagine it to be a pack vent or any sort of outflow valve since it's in the wing.....


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Anybody have any thoughts?

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User currently offlineCF188A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 5305 times:

I was thinking perhaps lights to light up the main gear. It seems to be focussed in that direction? I don't want to sound like a fool but might as well toss this out .... fuel dumping ? Camera?

User currently offlineJetMech From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 2634 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 5283 times:

Quoting SLCPilot (Thread starter):

If it is the panel I think you are talking about, then it is definitely a PACK exhaust air exit vent. The A380 has it's PACK's in the leading edge of the wing at the root. You can see the cutouts in these photos.


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Many A and B aircraft traditionally had the packs in the belly fairing, but this is by no means standard. I don't recall which aircraft it is exactly, but either the L-1011 or DC-10 had its PACK's under the flight deck floor.

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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31568 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 5190 times:

Is that the Ram Air Inlet duct for the AC Pack.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineJetMech From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 2634 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5158 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 3):

G'day Mel  Smile,

I'd say that they are outlets given the orientation. I'm not sure where the ram inlet is  Confused .

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l118/Jet-Mech/IMG_0857.jpg

Regards, JetMech



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User currently offlineTristarSteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 3929 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5154 times:

Quoting JetMech (Reply 2):
but either the L-1011 or DC-10 had its PACK's under the flight deck floor.

It was the L1011. One pack to the left, and two on the right of the NLG bay.


User currently offlineSpruit From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 375 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5146 times:

Quoting JetMech (Reply 4):

Completely off topic here!

Love that pic, the size of the aircraft and the size of the chock  Smile

Spru!



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User currently offlineIFixPlanes From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5093 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 3):
Is that the Ram Air Inlet duct for the AC Pack.

After your ask the same question here:
A380 Panel Purpose (by HAWK21M Jun 6 2007 in Tech Ops)
you should know that  confused 



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31568 posts, RR: 57
Reply 8, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5089 times:

Quoting JetMech (Reply 4):
I'd say that they are outlets given the orientation.

You are correct.Seems like outlets.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineFrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3613 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4735 times:

And while we're asking about weird panels and doors, what do you suppose this one hides?


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Instinctively I'd say electronics compartment, but I've seen it labeled (on a very old and unreliable cutaway) as air-conditionning equipment compartment.

What think you's?



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31568 posts, RR: 57
Reply 10, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4655 times:

Can you read the sign.Any close up to the decal  Smile
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13792 posts, RR: 63
Reply 11, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4532 times:

Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 5):
Quoting JetMech (Reply 2):
but either the L-1011 or DC-10 had its PACK's under the flight deck floor.

It was the L1011. One pack to the left, and two on the right of the NLG bay.

Exactly opposite to the DC-10 / MD-11: Two on the left side of the nose wheel well and one on the right...  Wink

Jan


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