777WT From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 877 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 12 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3256 times:
Since the engine mount bolts for a DC-10, there's a very interesting documentary DVD from A&E channel online which is about the crash of flight 191 (AA DC-10) which was by the engine mounts damage due to the use of forklifts and shift change (workers went onto lunch with only the front bolt installed, the forklift hyd leaked slowly and let the rear mount push up on the structure damaging it, workers didn't know that and put the rear mounting bolt in)
Boeing767mech From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1029 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 12 months 16 hours ago) and read 3120 times:
If I remember right there is 6 bolts that mount the engine to the pylon. Two on the forward mount and 4 on the rear mount. It has been along time since I worked on a flyable DC-10. We sent ours out to the boneyards 3 years ago. And the last time I worked on a DC-10 it was being cut up for beer cans.
IFIXCF6 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 12 months ago) and read 3052 times:
The CF6-6 (DC10-10) used 6, the early CF6-50 (DC10-30) used 6, later -50's used 8. The extra bolts were due to a "5 piece" FWD engine mount; the earlier versions were a "single piece" mount. AFIK the change was to seperate the jobs for the mounts: Thrust=FWD, Torque=AFT. I assume that the previous design shared the loads.