Whippy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 808 times:
Take a look at this picture, taken off the TWA web site. Examine the tail rudder. Is it just my imagination, or does it actually look like a chunk of it was bitten off by some implacable prehistoric beast?
Well, I guess the updated forum won't let me post a link, so here's how to get to it.
1. Go to http://www.twa.com
2. In the upper right hand cortner, select "about TWA"
3. In taskbar, select "our fleet"
4. Select "DC-9"
5. See for yourself.
DL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1937 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 726 times:
The rudder tab on the DC-9/MD-80 is a balanced control surface; it cannot be painted on the A/C. This tab is probably a leased item and probably will be replaced by a TWA unit or removed and painted at a later date.
This plane is built to withstand anything... except a bad pilot.
RIX From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1787 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 709 times:
... but for average page visitor looks rather strange. I think a picture of an aircraft should be chosen carefully as it is still the image of airline. And, again, why is it "Boeing DC-9"?! There was a topic here discussing this, and some strict explanations were found why it can be "Boeing DC-9" (and how about "Boeing DC-3"?), but still...