From: ABrowne@mtl.marconi.ca (Alan Browne) Organization: Canadian Marconi Company Date: 30 Mar 96 16:01:05 References: 1
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In article <airliners.1996.396@ohare.Chicago.COM>, firstname.lastname@example.org says... >Extending behind the trailing edge of an A320's main wing, there >are two fair-sized "bulk-heads" (probably not what they're called). Probably they are static disipators. On aircraft equipped with Omega (navigation) receivers (and I believe the the 320 is), there is a great sensitivity to static buildup. The disipators keep the buildup to a reasonable level. If the devices in question are aproximately 15 cm long and have quite sharp "talons" (usually two, pointed up and down) then it is definitely a static disipator. Often they are made of yellow plastic with the metal conductor inside. They are riveted to a metalic surface at an extremity of the aircraft (wingtips, trailing edges are common locations) Alan Browne CMC, Montreal.