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Why Did The L-1011's Brakes Overheat So Easily?  
User currently offlineBlackbird From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3079 times:

The plane was for the most part an excellent design, but it's brakes had the tendency to overheat in a heartbeat.

Why was that so?

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User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6264 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3068 times:

They must have outsourced the design of them to the Ford Motor Company  duck 


Celebrating the birth of KELPkidJR on August 5, 2009 :-)
User currently offlineBlackbird From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3061 times:

I had a feeling that it was probably a sub contractor that did the job. :P

User currently offline411A From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1826 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3055 times:

I have been flying the L1011 for 27 years and had overheated brakes perhaps half a dozen times.

Some operators removed the brake temperature indication system as it was oftentimes totally misleading.


User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3029 times:

Quoting 411A (Reply 3):
Some operators removed the brake temperature indication system as it was oftentimes totally misleading.

Delta was the largest L-1011 operator and they had the brake temperature indicating system deleted in production.


User currently offline747Teach From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 176 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2989 times:

I've worked L1011 aircraft for three different major carriers, including one in the Middle East where we routinely had runway temps in the high 40 C's, for fifteen years, and only saw hot brakes once. Heartbeat? Hardly. Regards,

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