andz
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744 - What Are These?

Fri May 14, 2004 2:59 am

What are the two black things on the fuselage just behind the pitots?


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Guest

RE: 744 - What Are These?

Fri May 14, 2004 3:02 am

If you mean those jagged hook like things, they are sensors. If you mean the black things behind the cockpit, they are windows.
 
N777UA
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RE: 744 - What Are These?

Fri May 14, 2004 3:03 am

I assume you are talking about the black things under the first window group...those are the pitot tubes. They measure the airspeed of the airplane.
 
henpol747
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RE: 744 - What Are These?

Fri May 14, 2004 3:03 am

Very funny Roberta, I thing they must be sensors of some kind
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LHRman
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RE: 744 - What Are These?

Fri May 14, 2004 3:04 am

Rob- You can be sarcastic sometimes! They are indeed sensors and I can't actually see anything else behind the pilots so this must be what you mean!

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andz
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RE: 744 - What Are These?

Fri May 14, 2004 3:06 am

7 windows from the front, lower deck, one black thing directly under it and one further down. Not the pitots, I know what a pitot is and what it does.

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Toni_
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RE: 744 - What Are These?

Fri May 14, 2004 3:13 am

Hi Andz

Its that little "flag" called the angle of attack indicator and static probe
 
LHRman
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RE: 744 - What Are These?

Fri May 14, 2004 3:15 am

Have no idea, sorry dude, probably some sort of dent? or marking?!

I really couldn't say.

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andz
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RE: 744 - What Are These?

Fri May 14, 2004 3:18 am

Wish I could edit the pic and draw a circle round what I'm referring to, usually the angle of attack indicator is on the port side. Thanks for the input anyway, I have this pic as my desktop and wonder what they are every time I switch on!
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henpol747
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RE: 744 - What Are These?

Fri May 14, 2004 3:21 am

Maybe tech/ops would be an option to be sure!!

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RE: 744 - What Are These?

Fri May 14, 2004 3:22 am

I reckon they are air pressure sensors
 
InnocuousFox
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RE: 744 - What Are These?

Fri May 14, 2004 3:22 am

Those are the engines!
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Toni_
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RE: 744 - What Are These?

Fri May 14, 2004 3:25 am

This photo shows it clear

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They're on both sides of the aircraft. Just like the pitot static tubes.
Theres one for the pilot and one for the F/O :p



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A388
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RE: 744 - What Are These?

Fri May 14, 2004 3:25 am

Hi Andz,

Maybe you should post this thread in the technical/operations section of this forum. There you will definately get your answer. It's a good question though, I'm curious myself  Wink/being sarcastic

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av757
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RE: 744 - What Are These?

Fri May 14, 2004 4:35 am

On the photo loaded up above in reply 12, the probes are in the following order top to bottom on the right side of the aircraft:


  1. Right angle of attack sensor vane

  2. First officers pitot static probe

  3. Auxiliary pitot static probe

  4. Total air temperature probe


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Moolies
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RE: 744 - What Are These?

Fri May 14, 2004 4:47 am

AV757 is dead right, they are static "tubes" the pitot sticks out and faces the front of the aircraft, you cant measure wind speed on a plane when the pitot doesnt face the direction that the plane is flying in.
 
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RE: 744 - What Are These?

Fri May 14, 2004 4:53 am

Moolies - close, but not quite...

Andz was referring to numbers one and four from AV757's list, so not the pitots but the sensor vane and the temperature probe.

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