FlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 6297 posts, RR: 6 Reply 2, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 4487 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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Wirelock From Spain, joined Sep 2007, 126 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (3 years 10 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4415 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.
Ex52tech From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 559 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (3 years 10 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4413 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.
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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113312 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 537 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (3 years 10 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4410 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.
Bwaflyer From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 675 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (3 years 10 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4025 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.