Saw this while taking off at Heathrow, is this for tail strikes?
I believe that’s the tail strike sensor
Yes, I’m pretty sure it is
That’s cool, never noticed it
Its to keep the tail from striking the tail on the runway when they rotate. Reduces damage to the tail.
That’s so cool that it moves, I wonder if other planes have this.
They might, but I have never seen them.
Idk about that stuff…but I had seen a a Boeing test vid in which by the aircraft bring overweight…the calculations take place automatically n the tail strike (which is relatively bigger n wider) pops out of the lower tail part n ensures a railstrike doesn’t take place…I don’t think a kind of stick would help prevent or detect n help a tailstrike at much;-|
I’ve noticed it on some of my models.
Yeah it has something to do with tail strikes… how didn’t you notice before?
Yeah you are right, this “thing” is for avoiding tail-strikes.
Try to notice, the oldest B777 have this little “thing” but new ones don’t have this.
But why ? Simple because new B777 have a special program in their Computer systems, for example if a pilot Pulls too hard on the handle this special program will don’t let the pilot to pull it more than normally.
I hope that can understand me :/
I rarely fly the 767
The last 2 pics Delta 😍👌
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