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Clear "Tape" On Wings?  
User currently offlineUA752 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 142 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1315 times:

On all of the Challengers at work I have noticed that on the leading edge of all the winglets there is a clear tape that lines the surface and contours around the light housing. What is the purpose of this "tape"?

MSN

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User currently offlineUA752 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 142 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1299 times:

You can barely make out the clear "tape" on this RJ.


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User currently offlineRmm From Australia, joined Feb 2001, 525 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1291 times:

We use to use it on A320's as well. It's called mylar tape. On the 320's it was used as an anti-erosion device on the Vertical and Stab fin leading edges.

Rmm


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29805 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1288 times:

Keep the leading edges from wearing away.

The Army was usuing a lot of it on their helicopters when they where in Saudi.



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User currently offlineMetwrench From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 750 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1281 times:

Also used on leading edges of electric prop boot de-icers and antennas.

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