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Equipment Question On 747-8 And 787  
User currently offlinemicreaux From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 10 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3156 times:

Forgive me if this question is redundant. I searched but didn't see it anywhere.

Does anyone know what the "cable" trailing the top edge of the vertical stabilizer is for on the 747-8 and the 787 Dreamliner? I don't recall seeing it on other Boeing equipment.

It can be seen pretty clearly here;

http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/middle/5/3/5/1630535.jpg

and here:

http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/middle/4/2/9/1649924.jpg

Thanks!

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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15744 posts, RR: 27
Reply 1, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3059 times:

Quoting micreaux (Thread starter):
I don't recall seeing it on other Boeing equipment.

That is because it is flight test equipment and is, of course, not present on production models. I forget what it is exactly, but I want to say that it is some sort of air data probe, but that object is pretty common of test flights.



Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?
User currently offlinegolfradio From Canada, joined Jun 2009, 766 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2977 times:

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/tech_ops/read.main/266827/

User currently offlinemicreaux From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 10 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2830 times:

Awesome! Thanks for the info!!

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