From: email@example.com (Jim Strain) Organization: NETCOM On-line Communication Services (408 261-4700 guest) Date: 19 Mar 96 00:44:06 References: 1
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In article <airliners.1996.339@ohare.Chicago.COM>, firstname.lastname@example.org (Paul Daniel) wrote: > Can anyone satisfy my curiosity please. > > I was looking at a QANTAS A300 the other day and notice what I'd > describe as a type of fin protruding from the fuselage behind the > forward cargo door. Can someone tell me what this is please and why it > was coloured with orange stripes and marked HOT. What makes it hot? > Whetever it is (some sort of antenna?), it's probably equipped with an anti-icing heater. When I first started working on military jets (many years ago), I remember badly burning the palm of my hand when, in order to steady myself on a ladder, I grabbed the vane of the aircraft's angle-of-attack transmitter. Wish it would've had a "hot" mark on it. Shortened my lifeline. . . . jim strain in san diego.