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#4551567 - 01/09/21 11:08 PM Object mounted on wing  
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Can anyone identify the object mounted on the left wing at 0:20 in?

https://youtu.be/kle-UznhcD0

#4551570 - 01/09/21 11:19 PM Re: Object mounted on wing [Re: jakethescot1]  
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For the want of a better term, it is an air speed indicator (speedometer).


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#4551578 - 01/09/21 11:40 PM Re: Object mounted on wing [Re: jakethescot1]  
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Air speed indicator? I couldn't tell what it was. Thanks, Beard.

#4551582 - 01/09/21 11:49 PM Re: Object mounted on wing [Re: jakethescot1]  
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I think it's an anemometer, which (by measuring wind speed) is used to indicate air speed. See here: >link<

#4551588 - 01/10/21 12:35 AM Re: Object mounted on wing [Re: jakethescot1]  
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What you are seeing there are the secret trials for the Xenobia Death Ray. That film was ordered destroyed.


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#4551589 - 01/10/21 12:42 AM Re: Object mounted on wing [Re: Shredward]  
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Originally Posted by Shredward
What you are seeing there are the secret trials for the Xenobia Death Ray. That film was ordered destroyed.


Ahhh, I see. You had to know it was something sinister. Darn radicals. (And it would've worked, too, if it weren't for those meddlin' kids...)

#4551592 - 01/10/21 01:49 AM Re: Object mounted on wing [Re: kksnowbear]  
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Originally Posted by kksnowbear
I think it's an anemometer, which (by measuring wind speed) is used to indicate air speed. See here: >link<


They were expected to read that from the cockpit?

#4551597 - 01/10/21 03:17 AM Re: Object mounted on wing [Re: jakethescot1]  
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I think it's more of a general thing - like the indicator was big enough they could see the range it was in, telling them enough I suppose. Kinda like if you have a clock with hands at home you're used to seeing from a distance, you might learn to recognize the time. Also, I suppose those guys had fairly decent eyesight as well, what with either recognizing planes from far away, or being the fate of 'natural selection' should they fail.

I'm not 100% sure that's what it is anyhow, just sort of looks like one to me. It could be something entirely different. I don't suppose it's impossible that it could be a 'sensor' for a remote unit, being electrically wired back to a gauge in the cockpit - but that's a complete fabrication; I wouldn't know whether that sort of instrument existed at that time.

I bet Sandbagger could tell us, if he were to visit.

#4551601 - 01/10/21 05:06 AM Re: Object mounted on wing [Re: jakethescot1]  
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@OP, a wind-powered speedometer (anemometer as indicated by KK). Seems the high-speed ones go up to 250 kph, low-speed ones (maybe for two-seaters??) go to about the 120-150 kph range.

More info. on this thread at The Aerodrome:
http://www.theaerodrome.com/forum/showthread.php?t=39952

And another nice link (with good, close-up pics.):
https://www.simonahouse.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=117

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#4551635 - 01/10/21 02:10 PM Re: Object mounted on wing [Re: jakethescot1]  
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RoF/FC got those. I am hoping to see them in WoFF too oneday;)

#4551637 - 01/10/21 02:37 PM Re: Object mounted on wing [Re: jakethescot1]  
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#4551675 - 01/10/21 07:58 PM Re: Object mounted on wing [Re: jakethescot1]  
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It has a lead seal on it. Could they be tampered with?

#4551749 - 01/11/21 05:31 AM Re: Object mounted on wing [Re: jakethescot1]  
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*heh* Anything can be tampered with....

I think, as was mentioned in one of the links above IIRC, the seal is more like a 'calibration' thing than to prevent or evidence tampering.

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#4551757 - 01/11/21 09:52 AM Re: Object mounted on wing [Re: jakethescot1]  
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I've been waiting for Jim to weigh in, but in his absence, I will note that you will not see it as a standard piece of equipment on Alb DIIs.
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#4551843 - 01/11/21 06:32 PM Re: Object mounted on wing [Re: jakethescot1]  
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You guys are doing a good job of things.

I'll add that mounted on the wing spar like that, it wasn't that far from the cockpit. Less than ten feet. They could easily read it.

#4551846 - 01/11/21 06:43 PM Re: Object mounted on wing [Re: JFM]  
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Originally Posted by JFM
You guys are doing a good job of things.

I'll add that mounted on the wing spar like that, it wasn't that far from the cockpit. Less than ten feet. They could easily read it.





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