I was wondering what that cord is that can be seen on older aircraft is for. It can be seen on small jets and some prop aircraft. The cord is connected to the tail at one end and the other end appears to be connected just above the cockpit on the skin. It seems to be like a wire. Please tell me what this is for. Don't tell me it is to hold the tail up! I tried to bring a picture of one from the Airliners database but I don't know how to. Anyhow I think you know what I'm talking about.
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Again, thankyou in advance.
Also if someone can briefly tell me how to bring a clickable thumbnail pic. in here that would be greatly appreciated.