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UA DC10-10 To Be Made Into Home  
User currently offlineUAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2148 posts, RR: 10
Posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2739 times:

I received word that one of our retired DC10-10's, N1836U, was purchased by someone in Wisconsin who will convert the old bird into his new home. Details are still sketchy, but we heard the aircraft will be ferried to MKE, and will be trucked the remainder of the way. The aircraft is currently sitting in ORD for de-icing practice with its titles painted over. The new owner's name has been painted under the nose #. I'll post more information if and when it becomes available.

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User currently offlineCeilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2664 times:

I really quite fancy doing the same with one of the surplus L1011s. Also, they'd make a great disco/nightclub/bar/restaurant!  

User currently offlineLh526 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 2381 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2639 times:
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Hey, there are 5$ in my pocket. Eeer, seems as there are some milion $ missing!!  

Actually, how much does such an old bird cost?

Mario
LH526



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User currently offlineDstc47 From Ireland, joined Sep 1999, 1490 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2609 times:

At least one 727 has been converted into a home and no not just for passengers waiting for a gate to come free in a snowstorm.

If you can live in a 727 then a DC10 would be fairly palatial. The L1011 might be even better and is less ugly for the neighbours to look at.


User currently offlineKindalazy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2601 times:

I'd like to see how you move a DC-10 out of MKE to a site suitable for construction! Seems like it would need to be cut into several pieces considering the roads to/from MKE

User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2540 times:

i can see the traffic backed up on Howell Avenue as we speak :P I hope they don't plan on taking that thing through the 90/94/43/794 loop downtown  

Nate


User currently offlineHP737 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2533 times:

UAL Bagsmasher,

Definitely keep us posted on more details if possible. I live near MKE and would definitely go to check it out when it gets ferried to MKE. Should be interesting.


HP737



User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2494 times:

HP --> where about in cheezeland do you live? I have a house in Lake Geneva...  

User currently offlineKindalazy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2454 times:

Bagsmasher - I'm a former chesshead (although my chicago friends say once a cheeshead, always a cheeshead) living in Chicago suburbs, and would also like any details on when DC-10 heads up to MKE...I'd like to see it on the "bridge to nowhere" for a photo opp!!!!

User currently offlineWannabe From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 677 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2444 times:

Technical question for the airliner/house people. How efficeint would it be to heat or cool a house made from a DC-10, or any other aircraft of its size. What is the R factor of the insulation in the walls and the windows? How many square feet of living space do you gain and can you afford to heat or cool it? I can also see see a major problem in getting municipal approval for putting one of these on a building lot? It would give a municipal attorney fits.


At the same time, I can see the airliner graveyard in Arizona becoming the worlds most exclusive trailer park. Just watch out for those tornados!!!


User currently offlineHP737 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2438 times:

SegmentKing,

My family is in Burlington. Although I currently live on the IL/WI border (near the train line that takes me to my job in the Chicago suburbs) I still spend lots of time in cheezeland!  



User currently offlineUAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2148 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2434 times:

I have no idea how much the guy paid for it, but I'll try to find out. I have some pictures of 3136 parked out by the hangar with it's titles painted over, e-mail me if you want to see them. Be warned, the file is quite large 
As for the inside of the aircraft, all the airphones have been torn out leaving holes in the back of every seat. All the seats remain in place though. All the seatback pockets have all been emptied. Most of the galley equipment has been removed. The lifejackets under the seats are still in place, as are the emergency 02 bottles for the F/A's. All the window shades inside the aircraft have been lowered. The cockpit remains unchanged.
I had the pleasure of riding along with the mechanics who taxied the aircraft from the terminal to the hangar last month after its final revenue flight. I got to ride in the F/E seat  I also was able to get the flightcrew of the final revenue flight to autograph two DC-10 photos for me. I have since returned to the hangar line on a regular basis to take note of any changes to the aircraft.
As of yesterday, our computers show no routing for ship 3136, which probably means it won't be ferried to MKE anytime in the very near future. I am going to try to finnagle me way onboard the ferry flight, but my chances of pulling that off at this point appear to be slim. I'll post any further information as it becomes available


User currently offlineStlbham From United States of America, joined May 1999, 443 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2417 times:

I have been keeping track of a guy in Washington convert an ex Olympic 727-200 into a home. As many of you know the quite detailed site is www.airplanehome.com.
By the way I believe he says and I quote, " The cabin and cockpit combination provide 1,066 square feet of exhilarating aerospace quality." So this is the square footage for the a 727-200 minus the cargo holds which he describes would be a good place to finish into a kids play area possibly. He goes onto say that he has heard that a 747 has 4500 square feet of livable space and that doesnt include the cargo holds. I guess you can do some figureing from that to get the approximate square footage for a DC-10. Someone asked earlier how much it would cost. This guy paid 100,000 dollars for his aircraft and that included I believe everything except for the engines. He figures, (he has not completeted the project yet) it will cost him 200,000 dollars to complete the whole project. And he is doing just about all the work himself. So I guess it would cost quite a bit of money to convert the DC-10 to a home.

Regards

Brian


User currently offlineWatewate From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 2284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2379 times:

How about 747? Converting the upperdeck into master bedroom sounds too good.

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