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MD-83,88 Differences?

Mon Dec 30, 2002 7:40 pm

I was wondering if anyone can tell me the differences between the 83 and the 88?
Thanks.
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Ljungdahl
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RE: MD-83,88 Differences?

Mon Dec 30, 2002 8:52 pm

Here is an excellent source of information:

http://airliners.net/info/stats.main?id=109

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RE: MD-83,88 Differences?

Mon Dec 30, 2002 10:20 pm

Nice Signature Johan. (Ljungdahl that is)  Smile

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RE: MD-83,88 Differences?

Mon Dec 30, 2002 11:08 pm

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RE: MD-83,88 Differences?

Mon Dec 30, 2002 11:41 pm

In a nutshell, an MD-88 is an MD-82 with glass cockpit, electronic overhead annunciator panel (EAOP) and JT8D-219 engines.

An MD-83 has additional fuel tanks in the cargo compartment.
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RE: MD-83,88 Differences?

Mon Dec 30, 2002 11:59 pm

All MD-88s have the "screw driver'' tail cone.
 
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RE: MD-83,88 Differences?

Tue Dec 31, 2002 1:13 am

Thanks for the link John.
The 83's we fly have the EFIS, EAOP, FMS, etc.
As do the 82's.
I guess the aux tanks are the only real difference?
Thanks again for the info guys.
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RE: MD-83,88 Differences?

Tue Dec 31, 2002 1:51 am

It is my understanding that the MD88 was built specially for Delta Airlines. It has certain features like carpeting in the cockpit(easier on bare feet), extra cup holders(for your dip cup), knobby tires on the mains, mud flaps with Yosimite Sam saying "Back Off" and they all came with little nacelle stickers showing Calvin pi**ing on a ValuJet airplane Big grin.

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RE: MD-83,88 Differences?

Tue Dec 31, 2002 1:54 am

I think the MD-88 also uses more composites in its construction.
 
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RE: MD-83,88 Differences?

Tue Dec 31, 2002 2:54 am

Good one AA717driver! It also came with Fuzzy dice and a hoola girl on the dash board  Laugh out loud
 
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RE: MD-83,88 Differences?

Tue Dec 31, 2002 3:05 am

It does have two vanity mirrors so you know who can check their lipstick. Innocent Big grin
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RE: MD-83,88 Differences?

Tue Dec 31, 2002 3:20 am

The MD-88 was the first variant of the MD-80-series to appear with EFIS cockpit,later,all MD-80's had this layout.
The real diff. between the MD-88 and the other variants was that the -88 was designed to be readily available for conversion to the planned Propfan engines being tested during the late -80's.This,however,never materialized.
The -219 engine is an option for all -81's and -82's,as well as being standard on the -83.
In SAS,we've got -81's,-82's and -83's,all with the EFIS cockpit,-217C/-219 engines and all have the screwdriver (or beaver) tailcone.
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RE: MD-83,88 Differences?

Tue Dec 31, 2002 4:04 am

The propfan conversion was known as the MD-80UHB program. It utilized Allison propfans. The idea never really took hold, and the airlines thought it to be more economical to stick with the -217's/-219's. The only MD aircraft with screwdriver tailcones are the MD-83, MD-87, MD-88, and the MD-90. The DC-9-80, The DC-9-81, and DC-9-82 all have the conical tailcones.

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RE: MD-83,88 Differences?

Tue Dec 31, 2002 8:55 am

DeltaMD11: The MD-81 and MD-82 can have the screw driver tail cone. Older MD-81s and 82s were aviable for conversion and on later aircraft it became standard.
 
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RE: MD-83,88 Differences?

Tue Dec 31, 2002 8:58 am

Yes, but originally were conical tail cones.

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RE: MD-83,88 Differences?

Tue Dec 31, 2002 9:21 am

FBU 4EVER!, many of SAS' early MD-80's were originally delivered with the conical tailcone, albeit all remaining a/c's had later been converted, up to "screwdriver" standard (if not delivered so).

Regards...

 
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RE: MD-83,88 Differences?

Tue Dec 31, 2002 12:51 pm

isn't dueling banjos the standard boarding music on dl md-88s
 
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RE: MD-83,88 Differences?

Tue Dec 31, 2002 8:10 pm

The screwdriver tailcone appeared on the construction line during 1986 and was fitted to every MD-80 series plane built after that point in time.
The first screwdriver tailcone delivered to SAS was LN-RLR,an -82.We took it for it's first commercial flight ever on a round trip of Northern Norway.
Drag characteristics were found to be favourable,fuel efficiency increased in the region of 1,5% to 2,5%,depending on C.G. location.Consequently,the 10 or 12 or so planes already delivered were converted to the new tailcone.
Swissair was one operator who didn't find the savings of sufficient interest so they left their's unmodified.SAS leased 8 of these in the latter half of the -90's,still with the old,pointed tailcone.
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