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Thing On The 733 Wing

Fri Jun 06, 2003 4:39 am

My parents were returning on a 737-300 Easyjet flight earlier today. Whilst crossing the English channel, (i realise that isnt approach yet!), my parents noticed a small round thing hanging down from underneath the wing on the furthes out spoiler thing that is underneath the wing. Forgive me, I cant remember what those big pieces of metal are called, but you know them, I think the 777 has 3 or 4, and the A310 has 3, and A300 i think has 4.
This small thing was on the 3rd one, (furthest one out on the wing). Does anyone know what it was?
 
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RE: Thing On The 733 Wing

Fri Jun 06, 2003 4:43 am

Landing light  Smile
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RE: Thing On The 733 Wing

Fri Jun 06, 2003 4:45 am

I thought it was that, but my father said I was wrong! HAHA, teach him!
 
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RE: Thing On The 733 Wing

Fri Jun 06, 2003 4:47 am

lmao yes, and I think they can be switched on before they are extended, so you can light up the tarmac around the aircraft before you take off  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Thing On The 733 Wing

Fri Jun 06, 2003 4:58 am

Slats...

The big metal thing under the wing is the slats.

As for the Landing Light, You are correct, as that is what it was. Doesn't your father know better than to challenge an aviation enthusiast. ERRR... DUHHHH!!!!!!
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RE: Thing On The 733 Wing

Fri Jun 06, 2003 5:08 am

Slats...

The big metal thing under the wing is the slats.


Flaps...

The big metal thing under the wing is a flap.

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RE: Thing On The 733 Wing

Fri Jun 06, 2003 5:28 am

Actually I think what we're talking about are the flap tracks, which are shrouded for aerodynamic efficiency, in what are called canoes.


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RE: Thing On The 733 Wing

Fri Jun 06, 2003 5:34 am


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There you go, on the outboard flap track, little landing light in the extended position.
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RE: Thing On The 733 Wing

Fri Jun 06, 2003 5:35 am

We've got some real aviation experts on this forum!

Cedarjet's got it, those "pods" house motors that drive the flaps up and down.
 
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RE: Thing On The 733 Wing

Fri Jun 06, 2003 5:37 am

my parents noticed a small round thing hanging down from underneath the wing on the furthes out spoiler thing that is underneath the wing.

He's not talking about the flap track fairing, he's talking about the landing light.
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RE: Thing On The 733 Wing

Fri Jun 06, 2003 6:06 am

Nah, theyre right. The landing light is the little sticking out bit right, and the flap track fairing is the thing which the landing light sticks out of, and there are 3 flap track fairings on a 733. Right?
 
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RE: Thing On The 733 Wing

Fri Jun 06, 2003 6:25 am

Aha, I get you now. They have 2 flap track fairings. The large one is an extension of the engine pylon.
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RE: Thing On The 733 Wing

Fri Jun 06, 2003 7:10 am

Yes, it is indeed a landing light- and a very bright one too. And that hangy-down thing is a flap track fairing, just to add my name to the pile of people who are correct! I ti scommonly called a canoe. The one on the back of the engine does not move with the flaps, although on other airplanes it does.

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RE: Thing On The 733 Wing

Fri Jun 06, 2003 7:20 am

. . ."that hangy-down thing. . ."  Laugh out loud

LOL,
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RE: Thing On The 733 Wing

Fri Jun 06, 2003 5:28 pm

. ."that hangy-down thing. . ."


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RE: Thing On The 733 Wing

Fri Jun 06, 2003 10:40 pm

We've got some real aviation experts on this forum!

Cedarjet's got it, those "pods" house motors that drive the flaps up and down.


Actually there are no 'motors' in the pods. There is a hydraulic motor on the aft wall of the landing gear bay that drives a torque tube. The tube is connected to a transmission at the fwd end of the pod. This drives a jackscrew that moves the flap along the track.
 
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RE: Thing On The 733 Wing

Sat Jun 07, 2003 1:10 am

and aren't slats on the FRONT of the wing? *lol*

boy, lots of experts here today!

If you all were ostriches, your heads would be sticking out somewhere in africa by now :P :P

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