JALboy
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Why Do People Like The MD-11 So Much?

Mon Oct 29, 2001 1:19 pm

I hate them. They are so noisy especially the L-1011 and the DC-10.
 
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RE: Why Do People Like The MD-11 So Much?

Mon Oct 29, 2001 1:20 pm

I kind of like the MD-11. It is like the DC-10 which I love, but modernized (glass cockpit, etc). I think of it as a DC-10 with a makeover.
 
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RE: Why Do People Like The MD-11 So Much?

Mon Oct 29, 2001 1:23 pm

Because there's one, two, three holes in those babies and their cockpits are tight!


Sad, I post this same answer any time someone brings up the question. I need to get some new lines...
 
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RE: Why Do People Like The MD-11 So Much?

Mon Oct 29, 2001 1:23 pm

I hate it because it was the demise of Mcdonnell Douglas.
 
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RE: Why Do People Like The MD-11 So Much?

Mon Oct 29, 2001 1:38 pm

Its the most different you're gonna get from all the cookie cutter twinjets these days aside from the 747.
 
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RE: Why Do People Like The MD-11 So Much?

Mon Oct 29, 2001 1:39 pm

cuz it looks soooo good

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RE: Why Do People Like The MD-11 So Much?

Mon Oct 29, 2001 1:50 pm

Flyf15, I second that!

MD-11 is a great looking airplane
 
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RE: Why Do People Like The MD-11 So Much?

Mon Oct 29, 2001 2:17 pm

Fly15, I third it! Being different is okay.

With all the twins it's getting boring to look at most planes these days just for their livery.  Insane
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RE: Why Do People Like The MD-11 So Much?

Mon Oct 29, 2001 4:22 pm



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RE: Why Do People Like The MD-11 So Much?

Mon Oct 29, 2001 5:44 pm

1. It's pretty unique these days.
2. It looks gooood!
3. It grows on ya'...previously I really didn't like them much, but there's something there, just can't put my finger on it.


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RE: Why Do People Like The MD-11 So Much?

Mon Oct 29, 2001 9:10 pm



The DC-10 and the L-1011 are relatively noisy.
The MD-11 is not!!!
I like the MD-11 because it's the successor of the
above mentioned aircraft (guess it!!!).Such aircrafts
made the happy days of several airlines,and at the
time the were launched,they were very interesting!!!
They were efficient for both medium and long haul
flights.

It's a pity that they're withdrawn from fleets.
It's a pity that the MD-11 is no longer produced.
 
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RE: Why Do People Like The MD-11 So Much?

Mon Oct 29, 2001 9:40 pm

hi
'cause it looks so great when landing and taking off!!!
the 3rd engine gives it a distinction when compared to the "plain vanilla" 2 engine ships
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RE: Why Do People Like The MD-11 So Much?

Mon Oct 29, 2001 11:35 pm

The MD-11 with three 62,000lb thrust P&W 4462s or GE CF6s has better takeoff performance over the CFM56-5C powered A340-200/300.
 
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RE: Why Do People Like The MD-11 So Much?

Mon Oct 29, 2001 11:38 pm


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RE: Why Do People Like The MD-11 So Much?

Mon Oct 29, 2001 11:41 pm

Nice plane becouse of the 3 engines, the huge sweeped angle of the wings, and the winglets offcourse. It's a hell of a machine!
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RE: Why Do People Like The MD-11 So Much?

Tue Oct 30, 2001 10:32 pm

because the production was brutally ended by Boeing. And since it is still looking like a plane compared to all modern windtunnel copies...

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RE: Why Do People Like The MD-11 So Much?

Tue Oct 30, 2001 10:36 pm

It is the best looking plane around, much nicer than all those boring twin jets. Also I think it was harsh the way Boeing curtailed its production so soon after taking over MDC.
 
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RE: Why Do People Like The MD-11 So Much?

Wed Oct 31, 2001 12:44 am

It's like a tricked-out DC-10. It's a bloody shame there wasn't more demand for them when the line came out, otherwise I'm sure we would be seeing more of them today.
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RE: Why Do People Like The MD-11 So Much?

Wed Oct 31, 2001 12:56 am

I agree, this a/c has grown on me too. Before, I didn't care for it much, and now I'm increasingly into it. I still haven't ever flown on one, and would really like to. Do you know of any airlines that will be keeping their MD-11s around for at least a few more years? I know of Finnair, but that's it.

Regards.

/gwl
 
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RE: Why Do People Like The MD-11 So Much?

Wed Oct 31, 2001 12:58 am

It would have been nice for MD in the beginning of the MD-11 program to design the aircraft with FBW to compete with the 777 and A330/A340.

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