Exitrowaisle From United States of America, joined May 2000, 266 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2410 times:
On a recent MD-80 night flight, I noticed the right wing was almost fully illuminated by the flashing red anti-collision light on top of the plane, while only the wing tip was illuminated on the left. Are the anti-collision lights on the MD-80 offset from the center of the fuselage? If so, why? Are all planes like this and I've just never noticed?
FBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2260 times:
It is offset to the right so it can be accessed from inside the cabin.
It may also be offset,like antennas on the aft part of the fuselage,so as not to disturb the airflow into the ram-air intake on the fin leading edge.I'm not sure on this one,though.