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Is The DC-10 In This Picture In Any Danger?

Sun Oct 12, 2003 5:55 am

Seems to be an open hatch as it prepares to take off.


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RE: Is Th DC-10 In This Picture In Any Danger?

Sun Oct 12, 2003 5:57 am

It's normal... to have the pressurization outflow valve open like that on the ground.
 
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RE: Is The DC-10 In This Picture In Any Danger?

Sun Oct 12, 2003 7:11 am


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RE: Is The DC-10 In This Picture In Any Danger?

Sun Oct 12, 2003 7:30 am

I have wondered about this very same thing in the past too.
Back in the days when you could accompany people to the gate to send them off, I waved to my parents as they boarded a Delta MD-11 Atlanta-London. Being fascinated with airplanes, I stood at the gate window and watched all the flurry of activity as the ground crew prepared this enormous plane for takeoff.

Eventually the doors closed, the jetway started to creep back and it was obvious they were ready to go. Right then I noticed that there was a little door open (the same one you mention above). I started to get kind of concerned...did the ground crew notice? Had they left something amiss? I started to wonder if I should say something to someone. Then at that very moment when I was about to talk to the gate agent, one of the ground crew pointed at that little door and some guy got on an elevated contraption of some sort and closed it.
 
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RE: Is The DC-10 In This Picture In Any Danger?

Sun Oct 12, 2003 9:50 am

As soon as the nose gear lifts off the ground that outflow valve slams shut and the aircraft begins to pressurize.
Next time try the old "dirty Sanchez" She'll love it !!!
 
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RE: Is The DC-10 In This Picture In Any Danger?

Sun Oct 12, 2003 9:13 pm

Some other takeoff /valve views:

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a detailed movie of a DC-10 taking off would shed more light on this little valve shutting... Big thumbs up
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RE: Is The DC-10 In This Picture In Any Danger?

Sun Oct 12, 2003 9:55 pm

Back in the 70's when you could still smoke on the airplanes, there usually was a brown smudge that rand from there all the way down the fuselauge.

It was from the nicotine in the aircraft.
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RE: Is The DC-10 In This Picture In Any Danger?

Sun Oct 12, 2003 10:26 pm

I thought those stains were attributed to coffee  Laugh out loud
 
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RE: Is The DC-10 In This Picture In Any Danger?

Sun Oct 12, 2003 10:30 pm

Wrong vents CPH-R

I don't know why any F/A would be pouring old coffee down the outflow valve.

The sink drains yes.

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RE: Is The DC-10 In This Picture In Any Danger?

Mon Oct 13, 2003 3:45 am

I don't think that flap setting in the initial picture is for take-off!
 
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RE: Is The DC-10 In This Picture In Any Danger?

Mon Oct 13, 2003 5:38 am

It could be.. I don't know what the elevation at Ibiza is, but it looks like it might be in the mountains; a decent amount of flaps are used for high density altitude takeoffs.

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RE: Is The DC-10 In This Picture In Any Danger?

Mon Oct 13, 2003 5:41 am

the md-88 has the exact same thing under the #1 (left) engine.

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