Saturday, March 29, 2008

Jetstream J32 - spot the difference

Here are pictures of two Jetstream J32's. One of them is obviously not airworthy right now [here's a clue - check the left wing... there's something missing...!]. However, there is another difference - can you tell what it is?

I'm not sure of the reason for this. Presumably it's just a temporary measure until it is ready to be made airworthy again, but if anyone can advise what's happenning, we'd all like to know!

BAE Jetstream J32BAE Jetstream J32

5 comments:

Simon said...

Different paintjobs? :p

Seriously, the rear left undercarriage has the wheel facing inwards instead of outwards.

Rodney said...

:-) Yep, the undercarriage. Now Simon, with your vast aeronautical engineering experience, can you tell us why?

Simon said...

It won't fall over in the Wellington wind that way?

Again, seriously, my best guess it has something to balancing out the uneven weights of the wings because the engine isn't present of one wing.

Rodney said...

;-) I wouldn't have a clue mate... I think that they ran out of left main undercarraige units or something, but I'm only guessing...

Aaron Winstanley said...

Who knows what Air National are up2!!!
Air National would obviously be still paying lease on this aircraft from BAe Systems, I would have thought they would ground one of their own rather than waste money paying lease on an un airworthy aircraft!