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Topic: Is This McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 In Danger?
Username: PIA777
Posted 2003-11-20 04:19:06 and read 5388 times.

Hello guys, i was look at this picture today

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Notice something is open to the left of the engine, on the fuselage. Is it in any danger? Did somebody forget to close something??


-PIA777

Topic: RE: Is This McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 In Danger?
Username: PIA777
Posted 2003-11-20 04:21:58 and read 5353 times.


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its open in this one too

Topic: RE: Is This McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 In Danger?
Username: AA777MIA
Posted 2003-11-20 04:24:34 and read 5308 times.

No, that is normal...

Topic: RE: Is This McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 In Danger?
Username: MxCtrlr
Posted 2003-11-20 04:24:38 and read 5308 times.

That is the cabin pressurization outflow valve and, on the ground (or very near to it) it SHOULD be open.

MxCtrlr  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Freight Dogs Anonymous - O.O.T.S.K.  Smokin cool

Topic: RE: Is This McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 In Danger?
Username: Bigphilnyc
Posted 2003-11-20 04:24:52 and read 5304 times.

Guys....that's a shadow of one of those things that stick out.

Topic: RE: Is This McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 In Danger?
Username: VC-10
Posted 2003-11-20 04:26:03 and read 5286 times.

It's the pressurisation Outflow Valve. It closes when the #2 Eng Throttle is advanced for TO.

Topic: RE: Is This McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 In Danger?
Username: PIA777
Posted 2003-11-20 04:28:36 and read 5258 times.

VC-10, what is it venting out? Gasses, etc......

-PIA777

Topic: RE: Is This McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 In Danger?
Username: EMBQA
Posted 2003-11-20 04:30:56 and read 5228 times.

It is for cabin air pressurization.

Topic: RE: Is This McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 In Danger?
Username: IMissPiedmont
Posted 2003-11-20 04:38:37 and read 5147 times.

The people inside would be very unhappy if it weren't open.

PIA777, it is venting the excess cabin pressure, If it were closed the passengers would be subject to a pressure about the same as in 40 feet of water. A very annoying feeling to most of us.

Topic: RE: Is This McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 In Danger?
Username: MD11LuxuryLinr
Posted 2003-11-20 04:46:10 and read 5077 times.

This is another one of those topics that comes along every week or so. The funny thing is that the topic is always headed "Is this DC10 in danger?"

 Big thumbs up

Topic: RE: Is This McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 In Danger?
Username: IMissPiedmont
Posted 2003-11-20 04:52:40 and read 5013 times.

You are right MD11LuxuryLinr. I wonder why it's always a DC-10? Perhaps because the outflow valves on the -10 are so obvious?

Topic: RE: Is This McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 In Danger?
Username: HlywdCatft
Posted 2003-11-20 04:53:12 and read 5012 times.

""This is another one of those topics that comes along every week or so. The funny thing is that the topic is always headed "Is this DC10 in danger?"""

yeah MD11Luxury, this topic is going to start outnumbering- "What will Northwest replace their DC-9 with" or "Why does Southwest have those flashing landing lights"

Topic: RE: Is This McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 In Danger?
Username: Atrude777
Posted 2003-11-20 05:00:34 and read 4960 times.

Now im serious ya'll...

why DO Southwest have those flashing landing lights? IM serious I honestly don't know.....

Alex.

Topic: RE: Is This McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 In Danger?
Username: Aviatortj
Posted 2003-11-20 05:12:59 and read 4886 times.

I don't know what NW is going to replace their DC-9 with! What if it had flashing landing lights!?

Topic: RE: Is This McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 In Danger?
Username: IFLYMCO
Posted 2003-11-20 05:21:14 and read 4831 times.

I thought the classic "What is the longest flight?" was the most dreaded....  Big grin

Have a great day!  Smile

Topic: RE: Is This McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 In Danger?
Username: Futureualpilot
Posted 2003-11-20 05:33:15 and read 4765 times.

IFLYMCO, the most dreaded threads on this site are the (do I dare say it?) Airbus vs. Boeing posts.........thats like a Cardinal sin here...!!

Topic: RE: Is This McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 In Danger?
Username: IFLYMCO
Posted 2003-11-20 05:35:12 and read 4745 times.

Oh, how could I forget!!! LOL

good fun  Nuts

Have a great day!  Smile

Topic: RE: Is This McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 In Danger?
Username: HlywdCatft
Posted 2003-11-20 06:23:39 and read 4593 times.

Or the "Why does the A340 struggle to get in the air" question

Topic: RE: Is This McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 In Danger?
Username: Chrisdigo
Posted 2003-11-20 07:38:55 and read 4471 times.

HlywdCatft: "Or the "Why does the A340 struggle to get in the air" question

Why???  Confused

Chris

Topic: RE: Is This McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 In Danger?
Username: MD11Engineer
Posted 2003-11-20 22:27:57 and read 4080 times.

Chris,

Because it uses the curvature of the earth to take off... it can just fly straight and level with it´s 5 APU´s and does it while the ground drops away from it...  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Rgds,
Jan

Topic: RE: Is This McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 In Danger?
Username: PIA777
Posted 2003-11-20 22:31:20 and read 4037 times.

My apologies guys, if it has been posted already.


-PIA777


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