gf-a330
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Typical Tristar Startup - This Smokey?

Sat Oct 27, 2001 5:55 am


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Looks like someone needs to dial 999 !!
 
gf-a330
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RE: Typical Tristar Startup - This Smokey?

Sat Oct 27, 2001 6:14 am

I don't know about you guys, but this is the first pic i've seen of a tristar with a smokey start up, this bad.

What causes the smokey start up anyway ?
 
Tom in NO
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RE: Typical Tristar Startup - This Smokey?

Sat Oct 27, 2001 6:35 am

Tri-Star's are noted for their smoky engine startups. The picture above does show it well. I believe it has something to do with oil burnoff? or something like that.

BTW: does dialing 999 in the UK mean the same thing as dialing 911 here in the US?

Tom in NO (at MSY)
"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
 
a380
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RE: Typical Tristar Startup - This Smokey?

Sat Oct 27, 2001 6:45 am

does dialing 999 in the UK mean the same thing as dialing 911 here in the US?
- Correct.
 
woodsboy
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RE: Typical Tristar Startup - This Smokey?

Sat Oct 27, 2001 7:53 am

This a pretty smokey startup, it must have been cold! I think the smoke is uncombusted and vaporized fuel, you get smoke on other aircraft as well, most noteably anything with those wonderful RB-211s. 757s can have a pretty smokey startup, the colder it is outside, the more smoke it seems.
 
boeingmd82
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RE: Typical Tristar Startup - This Smokey?

Sat Oct 27, 2001 8:12 am

Whoa! I've watched several ATA L1011 startups and never saw anything like that!

BMD82
 
Braniff Place
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RE: Typical Tristar Startup - This Smokey?

Sat Oct 27, 2001 8:19 am

A quote from an Eastern Alirlines official: "The tristar is the most quietest, cleanest airplane in the sky."
What a load of crap.
 Big grin BN Place

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