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MD-83,88 Differences?  
User currently offlineVref From Canada, joined Jan 2002, 77 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 7 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1456 times:

I was wondering if anyone can tell me the differences between the 83 and the 88?
Thanks.


Remember! She will fly over gross but not out of gas!
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User currently offlineLjungdahl From Sweden, joined Apr 2002, 907 posts, RR: 36
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1441 times:

Here is an excellent source of information:

http://airliners.net/info/stats.main?id=109

Regards



User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1412 times:

Nice Signature Johan. (Ljungdahl that is)  Smile

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User currently offlineLjungdahl From Sweden, joined Apr 2002, 907 posts, RR: 36
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1396 times:

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User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1926 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1378 times:

In a nutshell, an MD-88 is an MD-82 with glass cockpit, electronic overhead annunciator panel (EAOP) and JT8D-219 engines.

An MD-83 has additional fuel tanks in the cargo compartment.



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User currently offlineNwa320 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1367 times:

All MD-88s have the "screw driver'' tail cone.

User currently offlineVref From Canada, joined Jan 2002, 77 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 7 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1344 times:

Thanks for the link John.
The 83's we fly have the EFIS, EAOP, FMS, etc.
As do the 82's.
I guess the aux tanks are the only real difference?
Thanks again for the info guys.



Remember! She will fly over gross but not out of gas!
User currently offlineAA717driver From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1566 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (11 years 7 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1324 times:

It is my understanding that the MD88 was built specially for Delta Airlines. It has certain features like carpeting in the cockpit(easier on bare feet), extra cup holders(for your dip cup), knobby tires on the mains, mud flaps with Yosimite Sam saying "Back Off" and they all came with little nacelle stickers showing Calvin pi**ing on a ValuJet airplane Big grin.

Sorry, MD88Captain and Doug Taylor, I couldn't resist...TC



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User currently offlineContinentalFan From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 356 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 7 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1324 times:

I think the MD-88 also uses more composites in its construction.

User currently offlineNwa320 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 7 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1307 times:

Good one AA717driver! It also came with Fuzzy dice and a hoola girl on the dash board  Laugh out loud

User currently offlineVref From Canada, joined Jan 2002, 77 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 7 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1299 times:

It does have two vanity mirrors so you know who can check their lipstick. Innocent Big grin


Remember! She will fly over gross but not out of gas!
User currently offlineFBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (11 years 7 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1294 times:

The MD-88 was the first variant of the MD-80-series to appear with EFIS cockpit,later,all MD-80's had this layout.
The real diff. between the MD-88 and the other variants was that the -88 was designed to be readily available for conversion to the planned Propfan engines being tested during the late -80's.This,however,never materialized.
The -219 engine is an option for all -81's and -82's,as well as being standard on the -83.
In SAS,we've got -81's,-82's and -83's,all with the EFIS cockpit,-217C/-219 engines and all have the screwdriver (or beaver) tailcone.



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User currently offlineDeltaMD11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 1701 posts, RR: 35
Reply 12, posted (11 years 7 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1272 times:

The propfan conversion was known as the MD-80UHB program. It utilized Allison propfans. The idea never really took hold, and the airlines thought it to be more economical to stick with the -217's/-219's. The only MD aircraft with screwdriver tailcones are the MD-83, MD-87, MD-88, and the MD-90. The DC-9-80, The DC-9-81, and DC-9-82 all have the conical tailcones.

Bryan
Chat Operator Delta767



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User currently offlineNwa320 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 7 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1223 times:

DeltaMD11: The MD-81 and MD-82 can have the screw driver tail cone. Older MD-81s and 82s were aviable for conversion and on later aircraft it became standard.

User currently offlineDeltaMD11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 1701 posts, RR: 35
Reply 14, posted (11 years 7 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1220 times:

Yes, but originally were conical tail cones.

Bryan



Too often we ... enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy
User currently offlineLjungdahl From Sweden, joined Apr 2002, 907 posts, RR: 36
Reply 15, posted (11 years 7 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1214 times:

FBU 4EVER!, many of SAS' early MD-80's were originally delivered with the conical tailcone, albeit all remaining a/c's had later been converted, up to "screwdriver" standard (if not delivered so).

Regards...



User currently offlineWilcharl From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1166 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (11 years 7 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1174 times:

isn't dueling banjos the standard boarding music on dl md-88s

User currently offlineFBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (11 years 7 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1155 times:

The screwdriver tailcone appeared on the construction line during 1986 and was fitted to every MD-80 series plane built after that point in time.
The first screwdriver tailcone delivered to SAS was LN-RLR,an -82.We took it for it's first commercial flight ever on a round trip of Northern Norway.
Drag characteristics were found to be favourable,fuel efficiency increased in the region of 1,5% to 2,5%,depending on C.G. location.Consequently,the 10 or 12 or so planes already delivered were converted to the new tailcone.
Swissair was one operator who didn't find the savings of sufficient interest so they left their's unmodified.SAS leased 8 of these in the latter half of the -90's,still with the old,pointed tailcone.



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