BHD
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Sukhoi Superjet 100 Nose Spike

Fri May 23, 2008 9:09 am

Hi all

http://www.flightglobal.com/airspace/photos/superjet/images/12295/original.aspx

Anyone know what that huge spike is for on the new Superjet 100?

Thanks
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RE: Sukhoi Superjet 100 Nose Spike

Fri May 23, 2008 9:15 am

To do very exact measurements in a place where to aircraft body doesn't start to influence them.

Important for calibration of aircraft instruments.
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RE: Sukhoi Superjet 100 Nose Spike

Fri May 23, 2008 9:25 am

Will it still be there when the aircraft enters into service?
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RE: Sukhoi Superjet 100 Nose Spike

Fri May 23, 2008 9:25 am



Quoting Keesje (Reply 1):
To do very exact measurements in a place where to aircraft body doesn't start to influence them.

Presumably production versions won't have it then?

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RE: Sukhoi Superjet 100 Nose Spike

Fri May 23, 2008 9:34 am



Quoting BHD (Reply 2):
Will it still be there when the aircraft enters into service?



Quoting Astuteman (Reply 3):
Presumably production versions won't have it then?

No it won't. It's purely for testing purposes.
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RE: Sukhoi Superjet 100 Nose Spike

Fri May 23, 2008 11:35 am



Quoting BHD (Thread starter):
Anyone know what that huge spike is for on the new Superjet 100?

its a unicorn-jet
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RE: Sukhoi Superjet 100 Nose Spike

Fri May 23, 2008 11:39 am

Instrument calibration test purposes only.
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