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How Is The 747LCF Loaded?  
User currently offlineLegion242 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 233 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 7965 times:

It seems to me with the added girth, that a front load through the nose would be redundant- there would have been no reason to add all that extra space. So how are the loading it? Is the top hinged? There are two strange lumps aft on the starboard side that look like they could maybe, just maybe be hinges (?). Anyone know?


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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12716 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 7959 times:

Using the search function for *LCF* will yield the answer, several times.


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User currently onlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31108 posts, RR: 85
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 7942 times:
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The rear tail assembly of the 747LCF is hinged and swings to the side. Then specially designed multi-segmented "crawlers" deliver and extract the 787 fuselage barrels into the frame. There is no front or side-load capability as they are not necessary.

User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4879 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 7915 times:

To ease your pain.....
http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/2006/q2/060612d_pr.html



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User currently offlineLotsamiles From United States of America, joined May 2005, 323 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 7876 times:

The floor of the LCF is similar to the Beluga in that the load is brought in on two huge rail assemblies that contain powered rollers to move the load inside the aircraft. Side locks then hold the load in place in a manner similar to a military pallet. There is no conventional cargo system for pallets but it may be possible in the future if Boeing decides to market the LCF for outsized cargo operators. I don't think they even put in a freighter floor as the cargo doesn't even touch the floor except on the two outboard rails.

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Lotsamiles


User currently offlineConnies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 7762 times:

Quoting Stitch (Reply 2):
The rear tail assembly of the 747LCF is hinged and swings to the side. Then specially designed multi-segmented "crawlers" deliver and extract the 787 fuselage barrels into the frame. There is no front or side-load capability as they are not necessary

Ah yes, the return of a Canadian idea.....a la CL-44.



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User currently offlineLeelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 6717 times:



User currently offlineTheRonald From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 41 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 6021 times:

Very nice pic, Leelaw....Thank you for sharing  bigthumbsup 


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User currently offlineLegion242 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 233 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5964 times:

Thanks to those who shared.

And to the others  psst 



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User currently offlineValley1 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5895 times:

Does anybody know how the flight control cables are routed to the tail ? While we're on it, how about the APU duct and shrouded fuel line.

User currently offline777WT From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 877 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5801 times:

Quoting Leelaw (Reply 7):

This photo clearly shows the 747 LCF rudder is indeed 5 ft taller, an added on section is from the bottom of the movable rudder to the body of the 747.


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User currently offline757dc10fltmech From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 47 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day ago) and read 5738 times:

Quoting Valley1 (Reply 13):
Does anybody know how the flight control cables are routed to the tail ? While we're on it, how about the APU duct and shrouded fuel line.

I was also wondering the same thing.



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User currently offlineSP90 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 388 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day ago) and read 5700 times:

Quoting Valley1 (Reply 13):
Does anybody know how the flight control cables are routed to the tail ? While we're on it, how about the APU duct and shrouded fuel line.

Isn't there suppose to be a fuel tank in the vertical stabilizer on normal 744s? Maybe it is use on the LCF as well, dedicated supply for the APU. I would be interesting to see how the duct for the bleed air and control cables are routed though.


User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4109 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day ago) and read 5414 times:

Wow, the regular 744 looks tiny in comparison in that photo!

User currently offlineLegion242 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 233 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 5031 times:

This would also explain the things on the aft starboard side that looked like hinges to me- they are!!!


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User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 26
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 3921 times:

Quoting SP90 (Reply 16):
Isn't there suppose to be a fuel tank in the vertical stabilizer on normal 744s? Maybe it is use on the LCF as well, dedicated supply for the APU. I would be interesting to see how the duct for the bleed air and control cables are routed though.

The fuel tank is called a Horizontal Stab tank and its not installed on this particular B747... (No fuel tank access panels)

Fuel and Control Cables and Hydraulic Lines can all be routed through flexible joints... I do however think this aircraft doesnt have an APU fitted...


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On the top of the fuse, right at the back underneath the rudder, you see the green panel... thats supposed to be an inlet for the APU... and if you look at the apu exhaust area... there is none... as in, you have no metal ducting like you have on the Eva Air to the left of the LCF...



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User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 3750 times:

Is there any photos yet, of the tail open.

Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
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