avroarrow
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DC9 Question

Thu Jul 03, 2003 8:10 am

Found this beauty in the "new additions" today. Can someone please tell me what the long canister on the side of the fuselage just behind the nose wheel is used for?

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Obviously something to do with production, but it isn't quite clear enough to read the lettering when I blow it up.
Thanks in advance.
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CV990
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RE: DC9 Question

Thu Jul 03, 2003 9:18 am


Hi!

It looks like some kind of testing equipment used probably when the plane was parked, maybe testing the nose-wheel hidraulic system? Because that canister looks like it's attached to some kind of trolley that fits the front part of this DC-9, well this is just a guess!
Interesting to see that this aircraft crashed latter and also it was good to see some nice old DC-8's. I can identify a Braniff, a SAS and an Air Canada.
Regards
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tt737fo
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RE: DC9 Question

Thu Jul 03, 2003 10:01 am

Suggest that you post this on tech ops. I have a feeling you will get a correct answer there--this has the makings of a good tech topic. Good photo.
 
cptkrell
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RE: DC9 Question

Thu Jul 03, 2003 10:14 am

Good recommendation from TT737FO. Take this to the Tech/Ops forum...I've got a couple of DC9 kits I'd like to build; this would be interesting, but I'd sure as hell like to know what I'm building. Jack
all best; jack
 
avroarrow
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RE: DC9 Question

Thu Jul 03, 2003 10:41 am

Tech/Ops it is then!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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