Whiskeyflyer From Ireland, joined May 2002, 224 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 6 months 21 hours ago) and read 998 times:
We just got our first F28 into our hanger. Why does the F28 FWD cargo compartment have two hatches/doors very close to each other, serving one cargo compartment? Looks like a lot of dead weight to be carrying.
Fokker Lover From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 9 hours ago) and read 977 times:
You wouldn't happen to know who used to own it would you???? I'd be interested in knowing where the ex Empire/Piedmont/Usair F28's ended up going. I know our F28 cargo doors were hinged on the bottom, but I can't remember if there were 3 of them or not. I do know that the F100 has 2 doors for the fwd cargo bin and they are hinged on top. Maybe NKP S2 can remember about the F28's.
Is this an F28-4000? Does this plane have small a rear service door on the left hand side?
Two cargo doors for one bin just makes it easier and quicker to load. I guess that sometimes the manufacturers did things to make their planes more marketable.
One more thing. Be careful with the oxygen system. If it's not reset in the proper sequence after a test, you'll be repacking the masks the next time power is applied. Guaranteed!!!!
Fokker Lover From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 951 times:
That is interesting. It seems that Fokker offered alot of different options to different customers. Our main entrance door was completely different than most other F100's. It was hinged at the fwd side and had no built in stairs. We moved the E&E racks up to the main cabin, and optioned out of the 3rd computer system. We also deleted the rear service door. I personally believe that is why they got so hot on the ground. The packs could put out enough air. There just wasn't anywhere for the hot air to escape out the back. Kind of like blowing into a pop bottle.