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Little Black Panels On UAL 733 Leading Edge  
User currently offlineKBUF737 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 779 posts, RR: 3
Posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2204 times:

What are these, or why are they black?


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The tower? Rapunzel!!!!!!
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User currently offlineFutureualpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2605 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2167 times:

They might be there to make it easier to see if any there is any icing along the leading edge. Beyond that, Im not really sure. Sorry I couldnt give a better answer!


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User currently offlineKBUF737 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 779 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2162 times:

Thanks FutureUALPilot. I was just wondering cause I've only seen it on pics of UAL 733s. I'll be flying a UA320 for the first time on Wed! (-)


The tower? Rapunzel!!!!!!
User currently offlineFutureualpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2605 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2116 times:

Glad I could help KBUF, but dont quote me, Im sure somebody out there knows for sure!

Have a good flight on Wed, where are you going?



Life is better when you surf.
User currently offlineKBUF737 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 779 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2083 times:

FutureUAL...goin to FLL via. ORD A320 and 757, return flts are 757 and CRJ



The tower? Rapunzel!!!!!!
User currently offlineFutureualpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2605 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2075 times:

Have a good trip KBUF, write a TR for us.

Anyway, for what it matters, I based my assumption on the other photos of a/c like the MD-80s and TWA aircraft who had black stripes that Id heard made it easier to see ice build up.



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User currently offlineDC-10Tech From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 298 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2011 times:

I believe that is the correct answer.


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User currently offlineBILLAMT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1863 times:

Thats exactly what they are for. Ice detection.

User currently offlineQantasA332 From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 1500 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1841 times:

And now the inevitable question... Why don't most other aircraft have these little black ice-detection panels?

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QantasA332


User currently offlineBILLAMT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1840 times:

thats a very good question. Could be that other aircrafts wings cannot be viewed from the flight deck.

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