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  • Taliesin
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    Originally posted by 474218 View Post
    The rain gutter alignment has nothing to do with air flow, only water flow.
    I think you are wrong there. If you look at the rain gutters you find that they are angled slightly upwards on the first door, more angled upwards before the wing, as air flow upwards, and angled downwards after the wing as air flows downwards. If it had nothing to do with airflow, the angle would be the same on every door but it isnt.

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  • forest1102
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    Good post. I appreciate it

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  • Highkeas
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    Originally posted by 474218 View Post
    Here are several examples of rain gutters installed at an angle.

    http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=6597895

    http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=6590018

    http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=6602478

    Note that gutter over the L2 door on the A330 is horiziontal, while all the others are angled to allow the water to run away from the door opening.

    Also note that none of them are curved.
    On a cylindrical surface only a horizontal gutter would not be curved. Try it with a business card on a cylinder. Of course the gutter may be flexible enough not to require a pre-curve.
    Last edited by Highkeas; 2009-08-20, 23:45. Reason: cottect typo

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  • 474218
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    Originally posted by bob m View Post
    It's aligned with air flow.

    Bob
    The rain gutter alignment has nothing to do with air flow, only water flow.

    On the L-1011 the rain gutters were originally installed horiziontally above the doors. This allowed the rain runoff to over flow the gutter and spill over into the door opening. Later build aircraft had the gutters angled.


    Original installation:

    http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=336528

    Final configuration:

    http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=222325

    In the second L-1011 photo note the different angle between the L1 door and the L2 gutters.

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  • bob m
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    It's aligned with air flow.

    Bob

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  • Tucsonman
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    Some times referred to as a drip rail.

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  • BoeingBobby
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    Originally posted by 474218 View Post
    Here are several examples of rain gutters installed at an angle.

    http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=6597895

    http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=6590018

    http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=6602478

    Note that gutter over the L2 door on the A330 is horiziontal, while all the others are angled to allow the water to run away from the door opening.

    Also note that none of them are curved.
    Hey, when your wrong you wrong, what can I say. I was interpreting angled as a v shape in my mind. Hey I am an old guy, mind isn't what it used to be. LOL

    BB

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  • 11Fan
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    The third picture being the DC-10 Glider and candidate for a Caption Contest.

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  • 474218
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    I have never seen an angled one!
    Here are several examples of rain gutters installed at an angle.

    http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=6597895

    http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=6590018

    http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=6602478

    Note that gutter over the L2 door on the A330 is horiziontal, while all the others are angled to allow the water to run away from the door opening.

    Also note that none of them are curved.

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  • P3_Super_Bee
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    Originally posted by BoeingBobby View Post
    I have never seen an angled one! But see a curved one every time I go to work.
    One's on our planes are horizontal... Sooo it seems it depends on the aircraft, how they are mounted.

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  • BoeingBobby
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    Originally posted by UncleFire View Post
    I thought it was a rain gutter/diverter as well.
    It is, They are.

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  • UncleFire
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    I thought it was a rain gutter/diverter as well.

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  • BoeingBobby
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    Originally posted by 474218 View Post
    I have never seen a curved rain gutter. I have seen them installed at an angle but never curved?
    I have never seen an angled one! But see a curved one every time I go to work.

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  • 474218
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    Originally posted by thxcollins View Post
    It's a rain gutter used to direct water away from the door opening.
    I have never seen a curved rain gutter. I have seen them installed at an angle but never curved?

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  • thxcollins
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    It's a rain gutter used to direct water away from the door opening.

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