UAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2146 posts, RR: 10 Posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2548 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.
Kindalazy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2263 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!!!!
Wannabe From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 677 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2253 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!!!
UAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2146 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2243 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
Stlbham From United States of America, joined May 1999, 443 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2226 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.