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What Is This Panel On The A-380?

Thu Jul 05, 2007 7:37 am

It's the one seen under the right wing root, and it seems to be a vent of some sort, but what? I can't imagine it to be a pack vent or any sort of outflow valve since it's in the wing.....


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RE: What Is This Panel On The A-380?

Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:18 am

I was thinking perhaps lights to light up the main gear. It seems to be focussed in that direction? I don't want to sound like a fool but might as well toss this out .... fuel dumping ? Camera?
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RE: What Is This Panel On The A-380?

Thu Jul 05, 2007 9:02 am

Quoting SLCPilot (Thread starter):

If it is the panel I think you are talking about, then it is definitely a PACK exhaust air exit vent. The A380 has it's PACK's in the leading edge of the wing at the root. You can see the cutouts in these photos.


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Many A and B aircraft traditionally had the packs in the belly fairing, but this is by no means standard. I don't recall which aircraft it is exactly, but either the L-1011 or DC-10 had its PACK's under the flight deck floor.

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RE: What Is This Panel On The A-380?

Thu Jul 05, 2007 5:15 pm

Is that the Ram Air Inlet duct for the AC Pack.
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RE: What Is This Panel On The A-380?

Thu Jul 05, 2007 6:45 pm

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 3):

G'day Mel  Smile,

I'd say that they are outlets given the orientation. I'm not sure where the ram inlet is  Confused .

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RE: What Is This Panel On The A-380?

Thu Jul 05, 2007 6:54 pm

Quoting JetMech (Reply 2):
but either the L-1011 or DC-10 had its PACK's under the flight deck floor.

It was the L1011. One pack to the left, and two on the right of the NLG bay.
 
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RE: What Is This Panel On The A-380?

Thu Jul 05, 2007 7:18 pm

Quoting JetMech (Reply 4):

Completely off topic here!

Love that pic, the size of the aircraft and the size of the chock  Smile

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RE: What Is This Panel On The A-380?

Thu Jul 05, 2007 9:10 pm

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 3):
Is that the Ram Air Inlet duct for the AC Pack.

After your ask the same question here: A380 Panel Purpose (by HAWK21M Jun 6 2007 in Tech Ops)
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RE: What Is This Panel On The A-380?

Thu Jul 05, 2007 9:18 pm

Quoting JetMech (Reply 4):
I'd say that they are outlets given the orientation.

You are correct.Seems like outlets.
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RE: What Is This Panel On The A-380?

Sat Jul 07, 2007 11:58 am

And while we're asking about weird panels and doors, what do you suppose this one hides?


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Instinctively I'd say electronics compartment, but I've seen it labeled (on a very old and unreliable cutaway) as air-conditionning equipment compartment.

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RE: What Is This Panel On The A-380?

Sat Jul 07, 2007 6:30 pm

Can you read the sign.Any close up to the decal  Smile
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RE: What Is This Panel On The A-380?

Sun Jul 08, 2007 3:16 pm

Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 5):
Quoting JetMech (Reply 2):
but either the L-1011 or DC-10 had its PACK's under the flight deck floor.

It was the L1011. One pack to the left, and two on the right of the NLG bay.

Exactly opposite to the DC-10 / MD-11: Two on the left side of the nose wheel well and one on the right...  Wink

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