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What Is This On The Wing? ( OS A319)  
User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Posted (5 years 1 month 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 5884 times:

Hi guys,

On a boring flight from HEL to VIE I noticed this 2 little parts of the wing and until the landing I could not figure out what it is good for. Honestly I never noticed it before.

Can anyone tell me what it is and what for.

Many thanks!

See below:

Additional question: Is the marking of the flap position usual?









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User currently offlineRampkontroler From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 859 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 5876 times:

The yellow loops are for anchoring the life rafts after a ditching. After the raft was full of passengers, you would cut yourself away with the knife that comes with the raft.

I'm sure they were utilized in the Hudson ditching. (Would that be a first?)


User currently offlineFlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7140 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 5876 times:



Quoting OHLHD (Thread starter):
Additional question: Is the marking of the flap position usual?

Well I have no idea what those things are for, maybe for mechanic checks? A D check where they take everything apart maybe that's how they hold the wings? As for the flap markings I have seen them before. I am guessing they are for MX and pilots to know where the flaps are in case there is a malfunction with the indicator.
(just a guess)



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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5847 times:



Quoting OHLHD (Thread starter):
Is the marking of the flap position usual?

No... it very-very common



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User currently offlineWirelock From Spain, joined Sep 2007, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 month 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5804 times:

I think that the these yellow anchor point is used for an escape rope. there is an escape rope located a small overhead bin above the overwing exits. When the overwing exit is removed there is an anchor point on the structure, the other end been on the wing.

User currently offlineEx52tech From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 559 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 month 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5802 times:



Quoting FlyMIA (Reply 2):
Well I have no idea what those things are for, maybe for mechanic checks? A D check where they take everything apart maybe that's how they hold the wings?

Life rafts mainly, but I have seen them used as anchor points for mechanics safety harness, when you are working close to the trailing or leading edge with some or all of the flight controls removed. For the most part they are there for the mechanics to trip over when working on the wing.  Big grin

The airplane is usually on jacks during heavy checks, and if there is major structural work being done usually the fuselage is jigged, and jacks in place so nothing moves.



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User currently offline113312 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 571 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 month 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5799 times:

The number marks are to verify wing flap position visually should there be some problem with the electronic position indicator. Most planes have something like this as well as the anchor rings for the ditching ropes.

User currently offlineEcuadorianMD11 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 month 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5655 times:

This has been discussed recently as I had the same question you had OHLHD.........

A320 Wing Design And Detailed Questions. (by EcuadorianMD11 Jun 8 2009 in Tech Ops)

Ecuadorian MD11


User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 month 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5574 times:

Thanks for all the info!  Smile

Quoting EcuadorianMD11 (Reply 7):

Thank you. I read it but I can´t see most of the pics so I was not sure if it was about the same.

 thumbsup   thumbsup   Smile


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 month 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5546 times:

The Lift raft anchor point is common.But is the TE Flap marking in units common too on all aircraft of the same type.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 10, posted (5 years 1 month 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5535 times:



Quoting Wirelock (Reply 4):
I think that the these yellow anchor point is used for an escape rope.

Wirelock is correct.



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User currently offlineBwaflyer From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 689 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 1 month 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5414 times:

I fly on the 319/320 and none in our fleet have escape ropes at the over wings. The hooks are actually used if the overwing exit slide deflates during an evacuation. There is a clasp on the slide which is hooked into the attaching point on the wing. This holds the horizontal part of the slide that sits on on the wing taught, and four passengers on the ground hold out the sloping part of the slide allowing the slide to still be used to evacuate passengers.

User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 12, posted (5 years 1 month 21 hours ago) and read 5285 times:



Quoting Bwaflyer (Reply 11):

Really? Then why does F9 have an escape rope on the A319's?!  scratchchin 



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (5 years 1 month 16 hours ago) and read 5220 times:

Hand hold helps even during Mx work  Smile But its a tough time restoring them.
regds
MEL



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