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How Is The 747LCF Loaded?

Fri Sep 15, 2006 5:55 am

It seems to me with the added girth, that a front load through the nose would be redundant- there would have been no reason to add all that extra space. So how are the loading it? Is the top hinged? There are two strange lumps aft on the starboard side that look like they could maybe, just maybe be hinges (?). Anyone know?
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RE: How Is The 747LCF Loaded?

Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:01 am

Using the search function for *LCF* will yield the answer, several times.
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RE: How Is The 747LCF Loaded?

Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:06 am

The rear tail assembly of the 747LCF is hinged and swings to the side. Then specially designed multi-segmented "crawlers" deliver and extract the 787 fuselage barrels into the frame. There is no front or side-load capability as they are not necessary.
 
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RE: How Is The 747LCF Loaded?

Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:16 am

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RE: How Is The 747LCF Loaded?

Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:41 am

The floor of the LCF is similar to the Beluga in that the load is brought in on two huge rail assemblies that contain powered rollers to move the load inside the aircraft. Side locks then hold the load in place in a manner similar to a military pallet. There is no conventional cargo system for pallets but it may be possible in the future if Boeing decides to market the LCF for outsized cargo operators. I don't think they even put in a freighter floor as the cargo doesn't even touch the floor except on the two outboard rails.

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RE: How Is The 747LCF Loaded?

Fri Sep 15, 2006 9:41 am

Quoting Stitch (Reply 2):
The rear tail assembly of the 747LCF is hinged and swings to the side. Then specially designed multi-segmented "crawlers" deliver and extract the 787 fuselage barrels into the frame. There is no front or side-load capability as they are not necessary

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RE: How Is The 747LCF Loaded?

Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:31 pm

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RE: How Is The 747LCF Loaded?

Sat Sep 16, 2006 12:36 am

Very nice pic, Leelaw....Thank you for sharing  bigthumbsup 
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RE: How Is The 747LCF Loaded?

Sat Sep 16, 2006 12:44 am

Thanks to those who shared.

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RE: How Is The 747LCF Loaded?

Sat Sep 16, 2006 12:50 am

Does anybody know how the flight control cables are routed to the tail ? While we're on it, how about the APU duct and shrouded fuel line.
 
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RE: How Is The 747LCF Loaded?

Sat Sep 16, 2006 12:57 am

Quoting Leelaw (Reply 7):

This photo clearly shows the 747 LCF rudder is indeed 5 ft taller, an added on section is from the bottom of the movable rudder to the body of the 747.


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RE: How Is The 747LCF Loaded?

Sat Sep 16, 2006 1:03 am

Quoting Valley1 (Reply 13):
Does anybody know how the flight control cables are routed to the tail ? While we're on it, how about the APU duct and shrouded fuel line.

I was also wondering the same thing.
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RE: How Is The 747LCF Loaded?

Sat Sep 16, 2006 1:07 am

Quoting Valley1 (Reply 13):
Does anybody know how the flight control cables are routed to the tail ? While we're on it, how about the APU duct and shrouded fuel line.

Isn't there suppose to be a fuel tank in the vertical stabilizer on normal 744s? Maybe it is use on the LCF as well, dedicated supply for the APU. I would be interesting to see how the duct for the bleed air and control cables are routed though.
 
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RE: How Is The 747LCF Loaded?

Sat Sep 16, 2006 1:41 am

Wow, the regular 744 looks tiny in comparison in that photo!
 
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RE: How Is The 747LCF Loaded?

Sat Sep 16, 2006 2:23 am

This would also explain the things on the aft starboard side that looked like hinges to me- they are!!!
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RE: How Is The 747LCF Loaded?

Sat Sep 16, 2006 4:54 am

Quoting SP90 (Reply 16):
Isn't there suppose to be a fuel tank in the vertical stabilizer on normal 744s? Maybe it is use on the LCF as well, dedicated supply for the APU. I would be interesting to see how the duct for the bleed air and control cables are routed though.

The fuel tank is called a Horizontal Stab tank and its not installed on this particular B747... (No fuel tank access panels)

Fuel and Control Cables and Hydraulic Lines can all be routed through flexible joints... I do however think this aircraft doesnt have an APU fitted...


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On the top of the fuse, right at the back underneath the rudder, you see the green panel... thats supposed to be an inlet for the APU... and if you look at the apu exhaust area... there is none... as in, you have no metal ducting like you have on the Eva Air to the left of the LCF...
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RE: How Is The 747LCF Loaded?

Sat Sep 16, 2006 5:23 am

Is there any photos yet, of the tail open.

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