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...what's this red tube on the elevator of the A380 ?
|Quoting Saintsman (Reply 3):|
It does look like a pitot tube. The fact that it is red indicates that it is probably part of the Flight Test Instrumentation
|Quoting 474218 (Reply 5):|
However, there is another non standard part that can be seen in the top picture that is not painted red and not on the aircraft in the second picture
|Quoting 787atPAE (Reply 6):|
think my eyes are playing tricks on me, but it looks like the paint is chipped off on the vertical stab above the 8 in 380. The pattern is too regular to be random. Are they pressure taps to measure static pressure along the vertical fin?
Or is what you are seeing so obvious that you are going to make me smack my forehead?