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Clear "Tape" On Wings?

Thu Jan 10, 2002 5:17 pm

On all of the Challengers at work I have noticed that on the leading edge of all the winglets there is a clear tape that lines the surface and contours around the light housing. What is the purpose of this "tape"?

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RE: Clear "Tape" On Wings?

Thu Jan 10, 2002 5:24 pm

You can barely make out the clear "tape" on this RJ.

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RE: Clear "Tape" On Wings?

Thu Jan 10, 2002 5:58 pm

We use to use it on A320's as well. It's called mylar tape. On the 320's it was used as an anti-erosion device on the Vertical and Stab fin leading edges.

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RE: Clear "Tape" On Wings?

Thu Jan 10, 2002 6:13 pm

Keep the leading edges from wearing away.

The Army was usuing a lot of it on their helicopters when they where in Saudi.
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RE: Clear "Tape" On Wings?

Thu Jan 10, 2002 6:22 pm

Also used on leading edges of electric prop boot de-icers and antennas.

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