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DC-6/DC-7 Approach Speeds  
User currently offlineTexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4287 posts, RR: 52
Posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5474 times:

Does anybody happen to know the approach speed of the DC-6 or DC-7B/C? I cannot find any information on the Boeing website regarding this and am a bit lost on where to look next. Thanks for your help!

Texan


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User currently offlineVC10 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1412 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5459 times:

The following web site will give you a lot of info

Approach speed----------125 kts

Landing speed-------------115 kts

http://www.prop-liners.com/dc7tech.htm

Hope this helps

littlevc10


User currently onlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25988 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 5393 times:

This Boeing document (including many previous Douglas/McDonnell-Douglas types) shows the approach speed as 108 kts for the DC-6A/B and 110 kts for the DC-7C.
http://www.boeing.com/commercial/air...orts/faqs/arcandapproachspeeds.pdf


User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6428 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5353 times:

Doesn't it vary according to landing weight like it does on a jet?


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User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6902 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5291 times:

Brooks gives the "Approach speed (1.3Vso)" in miles/hour (not knots) at the respective maximum landing weights:

DC4 63500 lb 109
DC7B 102000 133
DC7C 111000 131

L749A 89500 117
L1049G 113000 132
L1649 123000 131

No mention of flap setting.


User currently offline411A From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1826 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 5183 times:



Quoting KELPkid (Reply 3):
Doesn't it vary according to landing weight like it does on a jet?

Very little, unless very light...as in empty.


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