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Am 777 - Is That A Rat?

Fri Dec 01, 2006 8:12 am


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Picture of Aeromexico 777 landing in Guangzhou...is that the Ram Air Turbine hanging out behind the mains (click View Large if you're old like me)? I thought it was forward of the wing for better airflow!
 
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RE: Am 777 - Is That A Rat?

Fri Dec 01, 2006 8:23 am

Yes that is a Ram Air Turbine (RAT).
 
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RE: Am 777 - Is That A Rat?

Fri Dec 01, 2006 8:53 am

Part of their test flights since they aquired the plane from Varig. The plane was not in exactly the best condition but AM got a good deal for it and it should be refurbished just as good as the brand new ones they just got earlier this year.
 
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RE: Am 777 - Is That A Rat?

Sat Dec 02, 2006 11:36 pm

Yes thats a RAT.

Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 2):
The plane was not in exactly the best condition

What were the Problems.
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RE: Am 777 - Is That A Rat?

Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:08 pm

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 3):
What were the Problems.
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It was probably positioning there for maintenance, and they tested the RAT on the way in, so they would not need to do it later.
 
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RE: Am 777 - Is That A Rat?

Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:11 pm

Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 4):
It was probably positioning there for maintenance, and they tested the RAT on the way in, so they would not need to do it later.

Is an Inflight RAT test an Alternative to an on Grd RAT Test Similiar to the Manual Gear[B737] Extension test.Which can be done on Jacks or in Air on a Test Flight post Major Mx.
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