Doktor From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 29 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 4738 times:
I am doing a research on "Not door mounted evacuation slides/raft". I found out that the Boeing 757,767, 747 and I also believe the 777 have Off-wing slides/ramps, which are mounted in compartments outside the pressurised cabin. I got lots of data from Airbus Planes and its the same with A318-320, 340-600 and A380. The upper deck slides of the A380
as well as the "inner" slides of the A321
A321 Slide enclosure
Can anybody help me with comments, webpages, photos, technical stuff or even the AMM ATA 25 for the Boeing aircraft?
Do you guys know if the mentioned planes were the only ones with evac devices in enclosures outside the cabin?
Kaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4681 times:
I've not changed an overwing slide on the -600 yet however i know that the bottles for inflation are found in the rear of the MLG. Both those bottles AND the handle onboard must be disarmed before opening the door... There is also a duplicate inspection after they are disarmed or armed...
Disarming of the bottles is done by installing a safety pin and disconnecting the electrical connector.
Whoever said "laughter is the best medicine" never had Gonorrhea
I have some pictures that I can email you of accidental off-wing slide deployments...if you want to message me with your email I can send them to you.
Early variants of the Boeing 747 overwing exit at Door 3 had the off-wing slide as a fuselage mounted slide as well...so the door inflated a ramp, but slide itself inflated from the body of the aircraft.
Release your seat-belts and get out! Leave everything!