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Global Express XRS device extended from nose door

Old 29th Oct 2021, 05:31
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Question Global Express XRS device extended from nose door

Really curious what this is extended from the nose of VH-LAW this morning at YSSY. I'm sure I'm showing my lack of internet searching skills, but haven't been able to answer my own question so far.

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Old 29th Oct 2021, 06:02
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Pretty sure it's the RAT
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Old 29th Oct 2021, 06:07
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Machine gun?

Definitely the RAT, standard to deploy in flight if going in for MX.
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Old 29th Oct 2021, 06:14
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Yes, it's the Ram Air Turbine, which provides emergency electrical and hydraulic power. Unless this aircraft suffered a real problem, the most likely explanation is that the crew were conducting an in-flight check of the system, as part of a regular maintenance check.

We did one recently and it worked fine but was very noisy!
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Old 29th Oct 2021, 06:17
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Thumbs up

The flight path does look like it was maybe a check flight of some sort. I didn't hear anything unusual on the radio. If it was a real issue, then well done to the crew because the landing looked completely normal. Thanks for the help.
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Old 29th Oct 2021, 10:01
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It looks like a RAT but it actually shoots
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Old 29th Oct 2021, 16:10
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Checked every two years, AFM procedure for qualified pilots to conduct the test. Easiest to have a tech in the jump seat run the checklist and record the values.
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