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A380 Exterior Lighting  
User currently offlineMax Q From United States of America, joined May 2001, 4751 posts, RR: 18
Posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5222 times:

Looking at the latest issue of Airways on the cover is a head on picture of a LH A380.


On closer examination it appears there are, perhaps six lights embedded just behind the leading edge of the wing spreading out from close to the fuselage spanwise across the underside of the wing pointing downwards.


Are these real, just a reflection or are my old eyes deceiving me ?!


The best contribution to safety is a competent Pilot.
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User currently offlineFly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 5215 times:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/30/A380_singapore_airlines_takeoff_arp.jpg

Look like some sort of exhaust vents to me, probably for the AC packs.

And as a side question, is that big brown apparently oily streak from the packs as well? Or is the the galley vent and its coffee flushed down the drain that has smeared along the belly when dumped overboard? 


User currently offlineMax Q From United States of America, joined May 2001, 4751 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5189 times:

Thanks for the picture but I was not referring to the vents.



Anyone else with a copy of Airways see what I am referring to ?!



The best contribution to safety is a competent Pilot.
User currently offlineFX772LRF From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 675 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5155 times:

Quoting Max Q (Thread starter):
just a reflection or are my old eyes deceiving me ?!

I'm thinking it's this part.

-Noah.   



Cleared to IAH via CLL 076 radial/BAZBL/RIICE3, up to 3k, 7k in 10, departure on 134.3, squawk 4676, Colgan 9581.
User currently offlinetdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 4, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4803 times:

Quoting Max Q (Thread starter):
Are these real, just a reflection or are my old eyes deceiving me ?!

They look like reflections of the (very bright) pavement lights to me.

Tom.


User currently offlineMax Q From United States of America, joined May 2001, 4751 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4764 times:

Quoting tdscanuck (Reply 4):
They look like reflections of the (very bright) pavement lights to me.

Thats what I thought at first and it could well be but if it's a reflection why is it at 90 degrees to the alignment of the runway lights ?!



The best contribution to safety is a competent Pilot.
User currently offlinexero9 From Canada, joined Feb 2007, 155 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4611 times:

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 1):
And as a side question, is that big brown apparently oily streak from the packs as well? Or is the the galley vent and its coffee flushed down the drain that has smeared along the belly when dumped overboard? 

It appears to be on the rear part of the engines as well.

I have no technical knowledge of any aircraft what so ever, but I don't see any kind of opening at the start of where the brown streak is.

Looks like a big skid mark though  


User currently offlineb78710 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 344 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4557 times:

looks like coffee, not sure if that is a drain mast or a VHF aerial just forward of where it starts

User currently offlineFly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4555 times:

Quoting b78710 (Reply 7):
looks like coffee, not sure if that is a drain mast or a VHF aerial just forward of where it starts

I want to say I see a gray drain mast in between the bottom VHF antenna in the front and where the streak starts.


User currently offlinetdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 9, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4461 times:

Quoting Max Q (Reply 5):
why is it at 90 degrees to the alignment of the runway lights ?!

I'm not sure, other than I was assuming the wing mold line was in the right spot to pick up the same lights from multiple spots...since the lights are 5-wide on the runway, you end up with multiple reflections across the leading edge.

Quoting xero9 (Reply 6):
I don't see any kind of opening at the start of where the brown streak is.

It wouldn't be right at the start of the streak...it would take some distance for the plume from any drain mast to hit the fuselage.

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 8):
I want to say I see a gray drain mast in between the bottom VHF antenna in the front and where the streak starts.

Agreed.

Tom.


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