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pilotpip
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727-200 Question

Mon Jun 21, 2004 7:21 am

Hey all,

I was fueling a 727 yesterday and I noticed something that this particular aircraft had which I don't always see. On the right wing, just outboard of the root there was this object that looked like a pitot tube on steroids. It was about 18 inches long, and had a 2" hole in the front. It was about 18" outboard and the front of it was almost parallell with the front of the wheel well door. Any ideas what this was and why it's not on every aircraft? Thanks
DMI
 
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RE: 727-200 Question

Mon Jun 21, 2004 7:39 am

WOW! A 727 with a 50mm cannon! COOOOOL! Big thumbs up
Where there any Airbuses painted on the nose?

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RE: 727-200 Question

Mon Jun 21, 2004 9:41 am

What airline? Any chance we could get a picture?
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RE: 727-200 Question

Mon Jun 21, 2004 9:44 am

>>>WOW! A 727 with a 50mm cannon! COOOOOL!
>>>Where there any Airbuses painted on the nose?

I knew the competition was getting tougher and tougher, but I never thought it would go -this- far....  Big grin
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RE: 727-200 Question

Mon Jun 21, 2004 10:56 am


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Best I could find, it's just to the left of the cooling fan door. If you look, you can kindof see it, I don't know any other specific aircraft so this is the best I can do without looking through all the 727 pics on here. Same aircraft I was fueling.
DMI
 
dl757md
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RE: 727-200 Question

Mon Jun 21, 2004 11:16 am

Can't make it out. Is it possible you could take a picture next time you see it?

Check out all of the doublers on the nose of that well worn 27. She's been beat up pretty bad but her paint hides it well.

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JetCaptain
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RE: 727-200 Question

Mon Jun 21, 2004 11:01 pm

Sounds like an ADF or HF antenna ? Some B727's had them in that location.

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RE: 727-200 Question

Tue Jun 22, 2004 3:39 am

That's what it is..
It's the "cheap" HF STC antenna location.
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RE: 727-200 Question

Tue Jun 22, 2004 5:49 am

Nono, it's a missile mount.  Big grin

Not trying to ridicule the thread. I just couldn't resist.
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RE: 727-200 Question

Tue Jun 22, 2004 6:41 am

sorry, best pic I could find. They are usually in here before dawn. I'm in a pretty big hurry when they come in. I really don't think it's an antenna. But, any ideas would help.
DMI
 
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RE: 727-200 Question

Tue Jun 22, 2004 7:08 am

I think its a fluid drain, but I don't know what its draining.
 
scxmechanic
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RE: 727-200 Question

Fri Jun 25, 2004 5:19 am

I'm willing to bet its a ram air duct to direct more air into the wheel well for brake and tire cooling.

Was there one on the opposite side?

I have seen that on some 727's in the past.

Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong...
 
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RE: 727-200 Question

Fri Jun 25, 2004 7:16 am

Missile pod.....

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pecevanne
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RE: 727-200 Question

Tue Jun 29, 2004 2:38 am

Seems to me to be a wheel area vent.(inlet tube) Mexicana 727-200 have it.
I was uneable to look it in the photo.
 
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RE: 727-200 Question

Tue Jun 29, 2004 8:05 am

Looks to me like a drain.
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