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what is this at KLAX??

Postby wkitty42 » Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:48 pm

this is located in the far southwest corner of KLAX... obviously it is a model of some kind but what is its purpose? what is all the stuff laying around it on the ground?

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"Why not?" said Gurder.
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Re: what is this at KLAX??

Postby legoboyvdlp » Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:22 pm

Perhaps a training thing for the fire brigade?
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Re: what is this at KLAX??

Postby wkitty42 » Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:47 pm

ahhhhh... that makes some sense... anyone else??
"You get more air close to the ground," said Angalo. "I read that in a book. You get lots of air low down, and not much when you go up."
"Why not?" said Gurder.
"Dunno. It's frightened of heights, I guess."
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Re: what is this at KLAX??

Postby daveculp » Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:07 am

Yep, that's what it looks like.
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Re: what is this at KLAX??

Postby pommesschranke » Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:43 am

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Re: what is this at KLAX??

Postby Michat » Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:10 am

I thought my static model were corrupted.
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Re: what is this at KLAX??

Postby wkitty42 » Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:12 pm

thanks, guys... this has helped another discussion in another place :)
"You get more air close to the ground," said Angalo. "I read that in a book. You get lots of air low down, and not much when you go up."
"Why not?" said Gurder.
"Dunno. It's frightened of heights, I guess."
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Re: what is this at KLAX??

Postby gooneybird » Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:11 pm

I remember watching tv show where fire crews were training on one of these. The fire was created using gas pipes connected to a storage tank and controlled from a control room where various scenarios could be created, it looks like the control room is in the bottom right of the picture with the tanks behind it.
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Re: what is this at KLAX??

Postby daweed » Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:16 pm

gooneybird wrote in Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:11 pm:I remember watching tv show where fire crews were training on one of these. The fire was created using gas pipes connected to a storage tank and controlled from a control room where various scenarios could be created, it looks like the control room is in the bottom right of the picture with the tanks behind it.


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Re: what is this at KLAX??

Postby jaxsin » Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:41 pm

The stuff around the outside is just left over paint. Obviously they come here to use up the rest of the paint or try new paint out before putting it on the runway and taxiways.
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