A blog on New Zealand Civil Aircraft.
No idea really, but can I guess a Magnetic Anomoly Detector on an XL750 or a Twinstar?
..maybe a glider pitot tube or if really hard up maybe a high proformance sailplane wing..of course taken at an acute angle to mislead us..like the image file name! I'mm tricky..
Surely it is the relative humidity and dew point probe on the Met Services aircraft used on the atmospheric research project into water particle sizes in lenticular clouds way back in the mid 1980'sI think the aircraft was based at Masterton.Type and registration not known by me,
Is it some sort of tail rotor or rear fuse protection skid?
It looks not unlike the injector used for squirting oil into the hot exhaust gasses to make the smoke during aerobatics on a jet aircraft.
Looks like my chocolate fish is reasonably safe for the moment.Its not a MAD stinger - nor a weather tool. Not on a XL750 nor a Twinstar. It aint a pitot and not related in any way to the file name. It does not rotate: It is not designed to protect the rear fuselage.
Used for cleaning salt deposits from power lines?
Hey, that is not a silly thought there Anonymous.Unfortunately. This is not the case.Believe it or not : this item is more substantial that that !
Discharge rod, for hooking up to powerlines from a helicopter before the linesman climbs out?