PIA777
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Is This McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 In Danger?

Thu Nov 20, 2003 12:19 pm

Hello guys, i was look at this picture today
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Notice something is open to the left of the engine, on the fuselage. Is it in any danger? Did somebody forget to close something??


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RE: Is This McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 In Danger?

Thu Nov 20, 2003 12:21 pm


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its open in this one too
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RE: Is This McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 In Danger?

Thu Nov 20, 2003 12:24 pm

No, that is normal...
 
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RE: Is This McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 In Danger?

Thu Nov 20, 2003 12:24 pm

That is the cabin pressurization outflow valve and, on the ground (or very near to it) it SHOULD be open.

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RE: Is This McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 In Danger?

Thu Nov 20, 2003 12:24 pm

Guys....that's a shadow of one of those things that stick out.
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RE: Is This McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 In Danger?

Thu Nov 20, 2003 12:26 pm

It's the pressurisation Outflow Valve. It closes when the #2 Eng Throttle is advanced for TO.
 
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RE: Is This McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 In Danger?

Thu Nov 20, 2003 12:28 pm

VC-10, what is it venting out? Gasses, etc......

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RE: Is This McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 In Danger?

Thu Nov 20, 2003 12:30 pm

It is for cabin air pressurization.
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RE: Is This McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 In Danger?

Thu Nov 20, 2003 12:38 pm

The people inside would be very unhappy if it weren't open.

PIA777, it is venting the excess cabin pressure, If it were closed the passengers would be subject to a pressure about the same as in 40 feet of water. A very annoying feeling to most of us.
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RE: Is This McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 In Danger?

Thu Nov 20, 2003 12:46 pm

This is another one of those topics that comes along every week or so. The funny thing is that the topic is always headed "Is this DC10 in danger?"

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RE: Is This McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 In Danger?

Thu Nov 20, 2003 12:52 pm

You are right MD11LuxuryLinr. I wonder why it's always a DC-10? Perhaps because the outflow valves on the -10 are so obvious?
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RE: Is This McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 In Danger?

Thu Nov 20, 2003 12:53 pm

""This is another one of those topics that comes along every week or so. The funny thing is that the topic is always headed "Is this DC10 in danger?"""

yeah MD11Luxury, this topic is going to start outnumbering- "What will Northwest replace their DC-9 with" or "Why does Southwest have those flashing landing lights"
 
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RE: Is This McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 In Danger?

Thu Nov 20, 2003 1:00 pm

Now im serious ya'll...

why DO Southwest have those flashing landing lights? IM serious I honestly don't know.....

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RE: Is This McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 In Danger?

Thu Nov 20, 2003 1:12 pm

I don't know what NW is going to replace their DC-9 with! What if it had flashing landing lights!?
 
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RE: Is This McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 In Danger?

Thu Nov 20, 2003 1:21 pm

I thought the classic "What is the longest flight?" was the most dreaded....  Big grin

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RE: Is This McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 In Danger?

Thu Nov 20, 2003 1:33 pm

IFLYMCO, the most dreaded threads on this site are the (do I dare say it?) Airbus vs. Boeing posts.........thats like a Cardinal sin here...!!
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RE: Is This McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 In Danger?

Thu Nov 20, 2003 1:35 pm

Oh, how could I forget!!! LOL

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RE: Is This McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 In Danger?

Thu Nov 20, 2003 2:23 pm

Or the "Why does the A340 struggle to get in the air" question
 
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RE: Is This McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 In Danger?

Thu Nov 20, 2003 3:38 pm

HlywdCatft: "Or the "Why does the A340 struggle to get in the air" question

Why???  Confused

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RE: Is This McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 In Danger?

Fri Nov 21, 2003 6:27 am

Chris,

Because it uses the curvature of the earth to take off... it can just fly straight and level with it´s 5 APU´s and does it while the ground drops away from it...  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: Is This McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 In Danger?

Fri Nov 21, 2003 6:31 am

My apologies guys, if it has been posted already.


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