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SQ B773A Orangey Tip Things!  
User currently offlineAri From UK - England, joined May 2005, 131 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1972 times:

Hi guys!

I was just browsing through pictures when I noticed that an SQ bird had these orangey tip things on the back of the wing strut type things! (I'm sure someone could correct me on the lingo!) I looked around for earlier pictures of the plane and found that they were without these orange tips!
Here's the plane with and without this orange bits!


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It'd be much appreciated if someone could tell me...
a)What are these strut parts called?!?!
b)What the orange tip is for??...and why the sudden change!

Thanks!!

Ari

p.s sorry if its been discussed recently!!

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User currently offlineFlipdewaf From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2006, 1575 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1968 times:
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They are fairings around the flap mechanisms and they are often called canoes. As for the orage tips, well I have always wondered that myself.

Fred


User currently offlineJetMech From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 2699 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1967 times:



Quoting Ari (Thread starter):
What are these strut parts called?!?!

Those parts are called canoe fairings. They are an aerodynamic cover for the flap mechanism.

Quoting Ari (Thread starter):
What the orange tip is for??.

The tip is usually there to make ground crews away of the the canoe fairings. In particular, catering trucks will come fairly close to them when they service doors L4 and R4.

Quoting Ari (Thread starter):
and why the sudden change!

No idea.

Regards, JetMech



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User currently offlineQantasHeavy From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 379 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1941 times:

Safety. Think it is part of their effort to reduce things from driving into them. Probably helps with insurance as well. If the flaps are down those canoes can be a hazard. Bump into one and the plane is going to be out of service. Orange paint is much cheaper.

Many years ago, ANA painted their jet engine hubs with a swirly white spiral to scare off birds and make it easy to tell the fan was spinning... soon every carrier got into the act and now most engines have them. It was done for safety.


User currently offlineScooter01 From Norway, joined Nov 2006, 1204 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1861 times:
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Quoting QantasHeavy (Reply 3):
Safety. Think it is part of their effort to reduce things from driving into them.

It's been common practise for the last 30-40 years for these birds:

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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17056 posts, RR: 67
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1792 times:

Same with the orange or red vortilons on the ERJ. Apparently they're pretty sharp and at just the right height to bump your head.


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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1765 times:

What is even weirder is that when AS got their first 73G, they painted black hashmarks on the wingtips. For this reason, I have no clue to why. I even asked the painter while he was doing it what it was for. He didnt have a clue himself. N607AS got the first painting of the wingtips in black hashmarks.


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