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Static Hex Symbols On Concorde?  
User currently offlineBa97 From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 377 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2580 times:

Sorry folks-newbee and non tech.
On the concorde- both sides are 2 hex dark areas near the front doors. I understand they are static discharge areas-but maybe I am wrong. Can someone explain to me a) are they really static discharge areas. b) why so large compared to other aircraft-I do not see dark hexes like that on other plane-or maybe I am looking in the wrong spot....
I have checked past postings but could not find the answer

BA97


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User currently offlineQantasA332 From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 1500 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2493 times:

They're static pressure panels. Basically, they provide data about outside atmospheric conditions. Anyone feel free to expand on that...

Cheers,
QantasA332

(FYI, some AF and perhaps BA aircraft have them painted over, and not black)


User currently offlineVC-10 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 1999, 3697 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2435 times:
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You are confusing electrical static with pitot-static.

The panels on Concorde are static ports for the Air Data Computers (ADC). They are flat panels that have a number of holes in them that connect up to tubing that feed the ADC's with static air pressure.

On all a/c this area has to be maintained very carefully to ensure the ports do not become distorted and the pressure they sense become influenced by dynamic pressure i.e. ram pressure from fwd flight.



User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2426 times:

On all a/c this area has to be maintained very carefully to ensure the ports do not become distorted

Funny that they chose to locate them right under the 1R door.

You don't see too many airplanes that aren't beat to hell right there due to contact with the jetway or boarding stairs.



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User currently offlinePPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2373 times:

VC-10,

Not to take this off topic, do you know about that green aircraft in the background on your photo. It almost looks like someone is trying to put a 747 forward section on a DC-10.



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User currently offlineDan2002 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 2055 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2351 times:

"VC-10,

Not to take this off topic, do you know about that green aircraft in the background on your photo. It almost looks like someone is trying to put a 747 forward section on a DC-10"

Yes, I was wondering about that same thing too, it looks like a DC-10 parked in the background and a cut up 747 fus... in the foreground, but I could be wrong, but funny nevertheless.


-Dan



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User currently offlineFritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2349 times:

PPGMD and Dan,

The "airframe" in the backgournd is the LHR fire trainer, hence the burn marks. It has a upper deck to simulate the upper deck of an aircraft and it has the tail engine to simulate 3 engined aircraft.

And if you were wondering, the airframe has never flown.  Big grin


User currently offlineVC-10 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 1999, 3697 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2339 times:
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I was once leaving on a flight from LHR and the green bomber was ablaze when I overheard two pax talking about it all matter of fact.

Husband: "Oh, look at that aircraft on fire"

Wife: " It's green so it must Aer Lingus"

There was no shock horror expressed about an a/c being on fire. It was if they see one every time they take a flight

True story


User currently offlineA/c train From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 501 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2326 times:

On a serious note, if anyone sees the static ports covered with tape or blocked in anyway after cleaning has been done or mx carried out or just when it doesnt need to be there, REMOVE IT !!, if a/c departs with blocked pitot static ports, a/c is in trouble. especially in low visibility, I believe there has been a fatal incident relevant to this.

User currently offlineMusang From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 861 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2308 times:

Indeed. The 757 of a Turkish operator departing The Dominican Republic.

Would you believe Boeing is being sued for allowing the mistakes of the wash crew (not removing the tape) and the pilot doing the external inspection (not checking the static ports) to go undetected.

Musang


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8684 posts, RR: 43
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2305 times:

The aircraft Musang is talking about would be TC-GEN of Birgenair.

Boeing is being what?  Wow! Is there any info available online?



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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 16991 posts, RR: 67
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2175 times:

Aeroperu 757 crashed for the same reason (1996?) and Boeing was being blamed again. Since that crash, Boeing issues brightly colored Static Port Covers and recommends not to use tape. The Aeroperu mech (untrained and unsupervised) used duct tape. Not the brightest ideas on a metal colored plane....


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