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What Is Wrong With This VS 343 Fin?  
User currently offlineecbomberman From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2011, 76 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 8045 times:

What's wrong with this VS A343 Fin? It seems that it has been torn apart. Doesn't seem to be a regular check as the photographer has mentioned. Can anyone shed some light?


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User currently offlinerwy04lga From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 3176 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 7965 times:

The rudder is removed....so? It also states that it's a 777 for CX, which doesn't seem correct.


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User currently offlineanstar From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 5316 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 7949 times:

Quoting rwy04lga (Reply 1):
It also states that it's a 777 for CX, which doesn't seem correct.

The photographer looks like they may be IN a 777 from CX.

Quoting rwy04lga (Reply 1):
The rudder is removed....so?

Plus all the airbus heavy maintenance is done in Manilla - so presumably G-VFAR (which is the only 343 owned by VS) is undergoing some routine Maintenance there.


User currently offlineDalmd88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2612 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 7596 times:

It might have been repainted. Usually the rudder has to be removed to repaint and then re balance.

User currently offlinezeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 9229 posts, RR: 76
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 7182 times:

Quoting anstar (Reply 2):
The photographer looks like they may be IN a 777 from CX.

Yep, that looks like the top of a 777 engine.

Quoting anstar (Reply 2):

Plus all the airbus heavy maintenance is done in Manilla - so presumably G-VFAR (which is the only 343 owned by VS) is undergoing some routine Maintenance there.

Looks like the ramp near the Lufthansa hanger, that also looks like the new VS red has been applied.



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User currently offlineecbomberman From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2011, 76 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 day ago) and read 6854 times:

Zeke,

Are those hinge points for the rudder or has it been torn out. The reason I'm asking is because there are bits and pieces sticking out in the remainder part of the rudder.



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User currently offlinetdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 6, posted (2 years 22 hours ago) and read 6813 times:

Quoting ecbomberman (Reply 5):
Are those hinge points for the rudder or has it been torn out.

Those are hinges and actuator attach points. If you tried to tear the rudder out, you'd probably take the spar out too (the hinges probably aren't the weakest part).

Zoom in on the tail here and you can see some of the lower structure:
http://www.flightglobal.com/airspace...industrie-a330-cutaway-drawing.jpg
http://www.flightglobal.com/airspace/media/civilaviation1949-2006cutaways/images/82665/airbus-industrie-a330-cutaway-drawing.jpg

Tom.


User currently offlineb78710 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 344 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 8 hours ago) and read 6571 times:

Definately rudder removal, not been torn off.

Heavy maintenance is performed by LTP in Manilla.


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