Max Q From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6371 posts, RR: 21 Posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 6539 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 ?!
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Fly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 6532 times:
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?
xero9 From Canada, joined Feb 2007, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5928 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.
tdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12710 posts, RR: 78
Reply 9, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5778 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.