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I am going to change orange back to black. Due to the fact that avg people(and the media) call them that. I due realize they are blaze orange however that isn't the terminology used to describe them.
- Yes, they are orange I am not arguing that however they are refered to for some reason (which I don't know) as black boxes. If you look at this article (Black box (transportation)) it explains it abit.
- Krj373 (talk) 00:04, 22 April 2010 (UTC)
The most common definition from Gales' Aviation Dictionary is: Conventional landing gear is an aircraft undercarriage consisting of two main wheels forward of the centre of gravity and a small wheel or skid to support the tail. See: Crane, Dale. Dictionary of Aeronautical Terms, third edition, p. 133. Aviation Supplies & Academics, 1997. FWiW, I work in the aviation industry and have always heard any aircraft with a main gear and tail wheel/skid referred to as a "taildragger." Bzuk (talk) 12:12, 29 April 2010 (UTC).
The term:"Black box"
In common use by aviation and other circles, a "black box" is a technical system or equipment. It has a particular meaning in science, applied science and business but in aviation, it generally refers to the data flight recorder(s). Despite their actual colours being red, orange or yellow for easier recognition in excavating a crash site, they are still "black boxes." FWiW, see: <http://www.answers.com/topic/flight-data-recorder> for a further explanation. Bzuk (talk) 12:25, 29 April 2010 (UTC).