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Con Air - Heavy Airplane
In the scene when swamp thing is taking the transponder out of the airplane, all the wires are multi-colored. I happen to be an aircraft mechanic and I can tell you that all the wires in almost all aircrafts are white and in some areas of planes some wires are blue and that's it. The reason for this is because there is so much wire in an aircraft, especially an aircraft that size, the weight of the dye on the wire alone would keep the plane from ever taking off. This is a little known fact, but I like to point it out. I've seen it in many other movies with aircrafts as well such as "air force one". Also I'd like to point out that without the transponder the aircraft can still be tracked by a radar and other devices.
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saturnphreak on 06-24-2004
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FiveCentFather writes:
Dye on aircraft wire insulation would make it too heavy? Sorry, I don't buy that. I don't care HOW much wire there is, the weight of the dye (which isn't like paint, applied after the wire is made, but is added during the manufacture of the insulating material itself) would be negligable. Sounds like an urban legend to me. Without some sort of color-coding of the insulation, even if just colored stripes, it would be almost impossible to trace individual wires in a large group and connect componenta correctly. You might be an airplane mechanic, but someone fed you a load of "Huey". LOL
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saturnphreak writes:
No. 99% of all the wire IS white. I know because I work on them everyday. There is actually writing on the wire which tells you what system it is part of. It is more of a pain to work on, this is true, but I assure you, this is no urban legend.
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napalmtears writes:
The triple seven has 26,000 miles of wires. While that plane in particular was not a 777, I think maybe this would give you an idea.
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