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Black Dots On Top Of Airplane?

Tue Mar 29, 2005 12:26 pm

What are those black dots on top of the airplane?


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RE: Black Dots On Top Of Airplane?

Tue Mar 29, 2005 12:29 pm

just antennas...look like ADF, or SAT Com
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RE: Black Dots On Top Of Airplane?

Wed Mar 30, 2005 4:25 am

I'll have to agree with EMBQA, they're antennas.
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RE: Black Dots On Top Of Airplane?

Wed Mar 30, 2005 6:15 am

As EMBQA said they are antennas and in this case they are definitely the ADF aerials. You will find that the ADF antennas are always black whereas a SATCOM antenna will usually be painted as you can see in this pic of a BBJ:


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The two black ones are the two ADF's and the big white one at the front will be the SATCOM antenna.

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RE: Black Dots On Top Of Airplane?

Wed Mar 30, 2005 1:57 pm

Thanx a lot.

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