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DC-10 Demolition Photo - Any Chance?  
User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3884 posts, RR: 19
Posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4007 times:

Hi all,


http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/N602GCptr.jpg

Do you think there is any chance for this one? It's a bit awkward, but it will very probably be the last photo of N602GC, and I personally like the detail on the tail section.

Peter Smile


The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad (Salvador Dali)
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User currently offlineEDDL From Germany, joined Dec 2002, 738 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4002 times:

Can't see any major quality flaws.

Didn't know they are breaking up their DC-10's, I have seen this one at FRA last year.  Sad

Where did you take the photo?

Cheers,
Phil / EDDL

[Edited 2006-06-29 19:51:48]

User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3884 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3990 times:

Quoting EDDL (Reply 1):
Where did you take the photo?

Chalons - Vatry (XCR / LFOK)
France
There's also a DC-8 on death row, ST-UAA

[Edited 2006-06-29 19:59:19]


The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad (Salvador Dali)
User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3986 times:

That is a really sad pic. I love the DC-10.  

I think it will either be rejected or be top of the day.  Smile

[Edited 2006-06-29 20:03:09]

User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3884 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3986 times:

Quoting EDDL (Reply 1):
Can't see any major quality flaws.

My concern is on the motive front  Smile



The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad (Salvador Dali)
User currently offlineEDDL From Germany, joined Dec 2002, 738 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3972 times:

Quoting Ptrjong (Reply 4):
My concern is on the motive front

Yeah, bordercase IMHO ...

Quoting Ptrjong (Reply 2):
Chalons - Vatry (XCR / LFOK)

Thanks for that!


User currently offlineAndrewUber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 41
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3942 times:

I could be wrong, but that doesn't look like this DC10 is getting broken up. Looks like a plain old #2 engine change to me. The cables are used to lower the engine to the ground.

What makes me think that this is NOT a "breakup" photo? There is ground power on the aircraft (cable next to nosegear), engines #1 and #3 are still present, and there is no visible damage to the aircraft at all. The tail is designed to open up like this to permit installation and removal of the #2 engine.

Of course - I wasn't there. Perhaps this was day one of the breakup. My point is that the photo is not necessarily indicative of an aircraft in "demolition."

Drew   

Oh and by the way - I'm sure the motive ghestapo will shoot this one down. They've been VERY cranky lately. I'll have a thread on this later on...

[Edited 2006-06-29 21:41:32]


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User currently offlineEDDL From Germany, joined Dec 2002, 738 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3937 times:

Quoting AndrewUber (Reply 6):
I could be wrong, but that doesn't look like this DC10 is getting broken up. Looks like a plain old #2 engine change to me. The cables are used to lower the engine to the ground.

What makes me think that this is NOT a "breakup" photo? There is ground power on the aircraft (cable next to nosegear), engines #1 and #3 are still present, and there is no visible damage to the aircraft at all. The tail is designed to open up like this to permit installation and removal of the #2 engine.

Of course - I wasn't there. Perhaps this was day one of the breakup. My point is that the photo is not necessarily indicative of an aircraft in "demolition."

Drew wave

Hopefully you are right.


User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3884 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3919 times:

Andrew,

What you're saying is true I suppose.

However, this remote corner of this airfield doesn't look like a maintenance area. Also, other aircraft have been scrapped at this location:

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I think it's likely they're removing the engines before scrapping this DC-10.

Still, thanks for the correction.

Peter



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