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Maybe A Dumb Question...

Sat Jul 06, 2002 7:39 pm

But why do you have an outside light at the exit of the APU? Is it for nightly pre-flight checks or what?
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RE: Maybe A Dumb Question...

Sat Jul 06, 2002 8:50 pm

I assumed what you are reffering to is position light. (White light on the tip of tailcone just near the apu exhaust?).
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RE: Maybe A Dumb Question...

Sun Jul 07, 2002 3:28 am

The reversing light perhaps?
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RE: Maybe A Dumb Question...

Sun Jul 07, 2002 6:40 pm

You probably are referring to the Strobe light.
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RE: Maybe A Dumb Question...

Thu Jul 11, 2002 11:32 am

Try specifying better which light you are referring to. Maybe try a photo on the site.
Are you referring to a 747's APU exhaust?

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RE: Maybe A Dumb Question...

Thu Jul 11, 2002 11:56 am


I can just faintily hear a "beep...beep...beep...beep..." as it is backing away from the gate.  Smile
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RE: Maybe A Dumb Question...

Fri Jul 12, 2002 1:45 am

Cricri: If it's a 727, it could be an evacuation light. Regards,

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