From: email@example.com (Don) Organization: Netcom Date: 30 Mar 96 16:01:06 References: 1
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firstname.lastname@example.org (Scott Wright) wrote: >I'm not sure if I've seen this one answered before here, but >it's vitally important for a friend of mine to know: >Extending behind the trailing edge of an A320's main wing, there >are two fair-sized "bulk-heads" (probably not what they're called). >I believe they contain some linkages, fastenings or actuators for >the flaps, and or ailerons. Extending out of the point of each >one is a thin rod or tube. >Are they: > a) static diffusers > b) some kind of sensors > c) fuel dumping nozzles (I doubt it, they're pretty thin) > d) hooks for ground crew to hang their headphones on > e) none of the above >? the "bumps" on the trailing edge of the wing are called " flap track fairings" and do in fact house the track that the flap rides on. The thin rods are static dischagers, I belive that they are made of carbon and are quite fragile. Hope this helps - Don mechanic for a major US airline," no job too big or too greasy".