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More: Hamburg (- Fuhlsbuttel) (HAM / EDDH)
More: Germany, September 15, 2007
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A visitor from Australia posted Thu November 25, 2010:
Wow what would just 1 tyre cost?

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat November 14, 2009:
Its the Belly button, from when it was born from mummy A380. Daddy A380 left for the younger A340 though.

A visitor from Mauritius posted Sat November 7, 2009:
This aircraft will be in MRU for the first time this week. Hope to be able to catch it for shooting.

Regards
Krishley.G.D.Purmanun

A visitor from - posted Fri September 18, 2009:
Huge! The A380 impresses me for its hugeness and beauty. Very great shot!

A visitor from Spain posted Fri September 18, 2009:
The beast's G point

A visitor from Brazil posted Thu September 17, 2009:
Prototype device only, used to determine Vmu, minimum unstick, the minimum speed to rotate and take-off.

A visitor from Mauritius posted Thu September 17, 2009:
Yeah I remember this from the A380 docu, when they had only three skids left and were down to the last one, so they were hoping the A380 would pass the test on the third try, which it did, thankfully.

A visitor from United States posted Thu September 17, 2009:
Yes, looks like it's missing the aerodynamic fairing though...

A visitor from New Zealand posted Thu September 17, 2009:
Wouldn't that cause quite a bit of drag in flight? It's not exactly covered or stream-lined.
Great shot of the under side of this mighty bird.

A visitor from Chile posted Thu September 17, 2009:
As far i know this device was used on the first prototipe of the A380 to simulate a continously tail strike in order to determinate the minimum speed the aircraft can take-off

A visitor from Portugal posted Thu September 17, 2009:
Tail hook for carrier landings :-P

A visitor from Canada posted Thu September 17, 2009:
I think that is a skid used on test brids, I don't think you see it on production equipment. Every time I see this bird it impresses me. Look how fine tuned the landing gear doors are. Amazing piece of machinery.

A visitor from Brazil posted Thu September 17, 2009:
Yes, Anti Tail-strike equipment.
Great shot!

A visitor from Hungary posted Thu September 17, 2009:
Yep...against tailstrike

Great shot!

A visitor from Chile posted Thu September 17, 2009:
As far i know this device is used to simulate a continuosly tail strike in order to determinate the minimum speed at the aircraft can take-off

A visitor from Germany posted Thu September 17, 2009:
A380 testbed equiped with a hook for operation from french navy carriers ;-)

A visitor from United States posted Thu September 17, 2009:
I think it is a piece of wood.

A visitor from Germany posted Thu September 17, 2009:
Correct. Protection for v_mu tests. mu = minimum unstick. That is the minimal airspeed for which you can rotate the plane. However angle of attack for high lift coefficient will be very large as airspeed is minimal (equation of lift). That's why you normally rotate at v_R, which is a higher speed.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu September 17, 2009:
It shows power

A visitor from - posted Thu September 17, 2009:
It's an A171PQP unit.

A visitor from United States posted Thu September 17, 2009:
That's the anti-tail strike skid, they have it on for minimum velocity takeoff test.

A visitor from Germany posted Thu September 17, 2009:
Yes. That's the tailstrike protection system. Nice underbelly view

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu September 17, 2009:
Maybe it's the equipment for the tail-strike tests they did with A380. I'm not sure if it's this, but i saw a video where they tested the effects and they had a special equipment installed.

A visitor from - posted Thu September 17, 2009:
Marvelous view contrasting of the massive size of the 380 with the fragile biological specimens nearby.

A visitor from Germany posted Thu September 17, 2009:
What's that? Tailstrike-Protection?

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