Weird Thing on 767

Saw this while taking off at Heathrow, is this for tail strikes?

13 Likes

I believe that’s the tail strike sensor

11 Likes

Yes, I’m pretty sure it is

1 Like

That’s cool, never noticed it

4 Likes

Its to keep the tail from striking the tail on the runway when they rotate. Reduces damage to the tail.

2 Likes

That’s so cool that it moves, I wonder if other planes have this.

3 Likes

They might, but I have never seen them.

2 Likes

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;-|

1 Like

I’ve noticed it on some of my models.

1 Like

Yeah it has something to do with tail strikes… how didn’t you notice before?

1 Like

lol, the first thing I make with :

1 Like

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 :/

7 Likes

I rarely fly the 767

2 Likes

image

4 Likes

The last 2 pics Delta 😍👌

2 Likes

This topic was automatically closed 90 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.