David L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9620 posts, RR: 42
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2034 times:
My first thought was "This way up" but, on reflection, I'm guessing something along the lines of "Rescue please". I don't speak Russian but the first word looks something along those lines. I'll shut up now and let the Russian speakers have a go.
Airplay From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1957 times:
Those look more like DirectTV and FM radio antennas than airborne types. I assume that arrow is pointing to an inlet that may be hazardous. Either because it will suck you in or cause a hazard if blocked.
That's typically what this sort of yellow/red arrow means.
A320-Tech From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 38 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1885 times:
Hate to break it to you but these are not a part of the aircraft. Due to the angle, lighting etc of the shot these are actually antennas at the airport, not on the aircraft. If you look closely you'll see that you will only see these antennas on this aircraft at this airport (Linz). Look closely at the other pics and I think you'll see the antenna's aren't present..
Emem From Germany, joined Mar 2000, 29 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1887 times:
That lengthy things on the top are antennae of the GSM mobile phone system (the left one is almost hidden behind that submarine-shaped structure). Just have a look on the top of high buildings in your town, they mostly sport three or four bar-like housings mounted vertically (for comm. with the mobile phone), and most of the times also that plate-like antenna mounted below to connect to other Base Tranceiver Stations or to the Base Station Controller station via a radio beam link.
As for that horizontal plate above the root of the left wing, I've no clue. Maybe it's just a lantern with a bulb in it (though I do know sb who'd call this an antenna too...).
Note that all complex-shaped (other than a dipole, which is just a rod or a string) antennae on aircraft are mounted in radomes nowadays, the pic you've picked shows this very well.