I have never realised that there were 2 'holes' at the very end of a B737. I assume that the biggest hole is the outlet for the APU, but what is the first, smaller hole for?
BTW, Very nice picture Lee!
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Avioniker From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 1109 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2620 times:
In the NG 737's the APU cooling air is provided by an eductor system. The air is drawn in by venturi (for lack of a better term) action and flows across the oil cooler and through the compartment before being extracted through a jacket surrounding the exhaust duct. The upper hole is the air inlet. (I might add that it is exactly the size prefered by the pigmy barn owl for its nest.)
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