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Aircraft Prior To T/o, Doors Not Shut?  
User currently offlineBio15 From Colombia, joined Mar 2001, 1089 posts, RR: 7
Posted (12 years 2 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2192 times:

Hi everyone, after looking at this photo on a recent post, I seem to notice that the main door (right) and the smaller door (left) are not yet closed. I would have thought that when shut, the fuselage is smooth all long. Am I being tricked by some confusing shadows, or is it really happening? If so, why is that?
I appreciate your responses.


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User currently offlineRoadrunner165 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 874 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2197 times:

It does Appear to look that way... But you should make sure by asking somebody who knows more about the 717...


Adam


User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2145 times:

I'm thinking they didn't pressurize the aircraft yet.
But I am by far an expert.

-174thfwff


User currently offlineBio15 From Colombia, joined Mar 2001, 1089 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2148 times:

I also thought the aircraft may not be pressurized. But on most aircraft I've seen shutting doors, the door doesn't remain embeded on the fuselage in that way, even when without pressurization. Perhaps this is a special case on the 717 though. Still a mistery

-bio


User currently offline737doctor From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1332 posts, RR: 38
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2140 times:

Never worked on the 717. But I've rigged many doors on the 737. The maintenance manual allows the door to be slightly recessed in relation to the fuselage skin. (I don't have the tolerances handy; it's my day off, but I'll get them if you want). The thinking is that when the aircraft is pressurized, the door will be flush with the opening.


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User currently offlineCdfmxtech From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1341 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2074 times:

Md80 Door door flushness adjustments are done with the aircraft in a pressurized condition unlike the most Boeings which are done unpressurized. Therefore, there will be that "unflush" condition prior to pressurization. Each aircraft has limits, but the Md80 seems to have a larger recess than most.

User currently offlineBio15 From Colombia, joined Mar 2001, 1089 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1926 times:

Thanks for the info everyone

User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1840 times:

I have never seen a 717 door like this before. It could have something to do with pressurization, or maybe the 717 door is like that. I do not think they would be allowed to leave the gate with the door open, however on FS2002, You can press SHIFT+E and the Main Door will Open, and you can still take off, It is pretty funny. But I guess the 717 was built like that.

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