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732 What's With The Wire?

Sun Sep 26, 2004 3:01 pm

Why do some 732's have the wire connecting to the tail? What's it purpose and why don't any other 737 Classic's have this feature? Thanks for the replies.


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RE: 732 What's With The Wire?

Sun Sep 26, 2004 3:13 pm

Okay, not knowing MUCH about maintenance/ etc, I BELIEVE it is some kind of communications antenna..

I could be wrong......

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RE: 732 What's With The Wire?

Sun Sep 26, 2004 3:13 pm

looks like an HF antenna to me
 
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RE: 732 What's With The Wire?

Sun Sep 26, 2004 3:58 pm

Is indeed the HF antenna
 
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RE: 732 What's With The Wire?

Sun Sep 26, 2004 4:03 pm

Yup, looks like every other HF antenna wire I ever put up in the Signal Corps.
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RE: 732 What's With The Wire?

Sun Sep 26, 2004 5:14 pm

Yes, the wire you see is an HF (high-frequency) radio antenna used in the 737 classics as well as some light aircraft.

I believe some Fokkers use them as well.
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RE: 732 What's With The Wire?

Sun Sep 26, 2004 5:15 pm

Actually those wires would be a typical installation on HF radio aircraft made through say the 1970's when sombody figured out how to seal an HF antenna into a fiberglass fairing.
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RE: 732 What's With The Wire?

Sun Sep 26, 2004 5:43 pm

HF Antenna.The later versions its located in the Lower Leading edge of the Vertical stablizer.
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