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717 Vs Dc9  
User currently offlineGsoflyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1093 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1773 times:

How can you tell the difference on site between a 717 and DC9?

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User currently offlineGiantJets From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1746 times:

The engines

User currently offlineN863DA From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 48 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1738 times:

DC-9 = pointy tailcone
717 = square tailcone (like the MD-90)

The engines are also distinct; the 717 has clean-cut engines with no visible reverser buckets on the ends. (One piece cowling). The DC-9 has much longer, thinner, engines with the hinges for the reverser buckets clearly visible.

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User currently offlineSkychuck From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1730 times:

The tail-fin on the 717 extends further up from the horizontal stabilizer.

User currently offlineEarly Air From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 611 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1717 times:

The 717 had much bulkier and more modern looking engines. Notice in the photos below.


Here is a DC-9


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Photo © Felix Sieder



Here is a 717


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User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1672 times:

I you see a DC-9 that is taking off without any noise then you can be sure it's a B717...

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Udo


User currently offlineRapo From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 395 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1656 times:

I heard from a pilot friend of mine that the 717 is quite the rocket.

User currently offlineCritter592 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1651 times:

It is quite a rocket. But it is a QUIET Rocket. When I flew on that baby (717), she was so quiet, I could talk to the guy 5 rows ahead of me without yelling. On a DC9, You have to SCREAM just to talk to your neighbor. When he said it is quite a rocket, he meant for speed. She sure does go fast. Those Engines have the quietest thrust reversers I have ever heard. BTW -- in a few years, the thrust reversers will be visible due to all of the oil that collects on the nacelle. It will outline the Bucket Shells. But right now, the BR715 (which is very overpowering the OVERPOWERED 717) are the cleanest engines available

DC9 engine -- 14,000 lbs of thrust each -- 57 ton A/C
717 engine -- 18,500 lbs of thrust each -- 57 ton A/C

The 717 is 4,500 pounds more overpowered. When you takeoff, you sure can feel that extra oomph, It pushes you back in your seat as if the F/A SLAMMED you down.

I sure do love the 717

Now, If you have anymore questions about the 717, Just ask your buddies JOSH & STEVE... They'd be glad to answer any of your questions.


User currently offlineGsoflyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1093 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1639 times:

OK, now I will have to pay more attention. I have flown the NW DC9s are those things are just LOUD. Does Airtran have DC9s also or just 717s?

User currently offlineTravatl From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2174 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1611 times:

AirTran currently operates 34 DC9s and 22 717s, and soon to be gone, 4 737-200s.

AirTran DC9:


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AirTran 717:


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AirTran 737:


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Photo © Chris Liao



Travis


User currently offlineUsa_boeing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1599 times:

717's are awesome. I agree with Critter592, you can feel that extra power. I flew in two of AirTran's 717's. They are a very good airline by the way.

User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1589 times:

If you think the 717 is overpowered, try riding the MD90 someday. 28000 lb of thrust for a MTOW of around 170,000lb! Wow!

User currently offlineAM744 From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 1787 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1570 times:

I agree that the 717 is powerful. I've only seen one, an AirTran taking off from MSP and was amazed by its climb rate. I like those planes.

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