From: email@example.com (Ed Hahn) Organization: The MITRE Corporation, McLean, Va. Date: 30 Mar 96 16:01:06 References: 1
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In article <airliners.1996.396@ohare.Chicago.COM> firstname.lastname@example.org (Scott Wright) writes: > 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. The "bulk-heads" are actually the flap actuator fairings, as you surmised. The thin rod hanging out the back is a static discharger, which diffuses excess static charge to the atmosphere. A bulkhead, by the way, is just a ship/aircraft term for "interior wall". ed -------- Ed Hahn | email@example.com | (703) 883-5988 -------- The above comment reflects the opinions of the author, and does not constitute endorsement or implied warranty by the MITRE Corporation. Really, I wouldn't kid you about a thing like this.