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Is The DC-10 In This Picture In Any Danger?  
User currently offlineXray From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 138 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 8170 times:

Seems to be an open hatch as it prepares to take off.


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User currently offlineCalpilot From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 998 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 8115 times:

It's normal... to have the pressurization outflow valve open like that on the ground.

User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 7812 times:


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Wietse de Graaf
User currently offline767Lover From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 7657 times:

I have wondered about this very same thing in the past too.
Back in the days when you could accompany people to the gate to send them off, I waved to my parents as they boarded a Delta MD-11 Atlanta-London. Being fascinated with airplanes, I stood at the gate window and watched all the flurry of activity as the ground crew prepared this enormous plane for takeoff.

Eventually the doors closed, the jetway started to creep back and it was obvious they were ready to go. Right then I noticed that there was a little door open (the same one you mention above). I started to get kind of concerned...did the ground crew notice? Had they left something amiss? I started to wonder if I should say something to someone. Then at that very moment when I was about to talk to the gate agent, one of the ground crew pointed at that little door and some guy got on an elevated contraption of some sort and closed it.


User currently offlineDc10guy From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 2685 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 7203 times:

As soon as the nose gear lifts off the ground that outflow valve slams shut and the aircraft begins to pressurize.


Next time try the old "dirty Sanchez" She'll love it !!!
User currently offlineRA-85154 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2001, 618 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 6299 times:

Some other takeoff /valve views:

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a detailed movie of a DC-10 taking off would shed more light on this little valve shutting... Big thumbs up
Martijn


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29800 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 6101 times:

Back in the 70's when you could still smoke on the airplanes, there usually was a brown smudge that rand from there all the way down the fuselauge.

It was from the nicotine in the aircraft.



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6000 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5988 times:

I thought those stains were attributed to coffee  Laugh out loud

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29800 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5973 times:

Wrong vents CPH-R

I don't know why any F/A would be pouring old coffee down the outflow valve.

The sink drains yes.




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User currently offlineSin747 From Singapore, joined Aug 2003, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5477 times:

I don't think that flap setting in the initial picture is for take-off!

User currently offlineMeister808 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 973 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 5196 times:

It could be.. I don't know what the elevation at Ibiza is, but it looks like it might be in the mountains; a decent amount of flaps are used for high density altitude takeoffs.

-Meister



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User currently offlineJayspilot From United States of America, joined May 2001, 298 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 5153 times:

the md-88 has the exact same thing under the #1 (left) engine.

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