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UA DC10-10 To Be Made Into Home

Thu Nov 09, 2000 2:38 am

I received word that one of our retired DC10-10's, N1836U, was purchased by someone in Wisconsin who will convert the old bird into his new home. Details are still sketchy, but we heard the aircraft will be ferried to MKE, and will be trucked the remainder of the way. The aircraft is currently sitting in ORD for de-icing practice with its titles painted over. The new owner's name has been painted under the nose #. I'll post more information if and when it becomes available.
 
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RE: UA DC10-10 To Be Made Into Home

Thu Nov 09, 2000 3:12 am

I really quite fancy doing the same with one of the surplus L1011s. Also, they'd make a great disco/nightclub/bar/restaurant!  
 
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RE: UA DC10-10 To Be Made Into Home

Thu Nov 09, 2000 3:43 am

Hey, there are 5$ in my pocket. Eeer, seems as there are some milion $ missing!!  

Actually, how much does such an old bird cost?

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RE: UA DC10-10 To Be Made Into Home

Thu Nov 09, 2000 5:35 am

At least one 727 has been converted into a home and no not just for passengers waiting for a gate to come free in a snowstorm.

If you can live in a 727 then a DC10 would be fairly palatial. The L1011 might be even better and is less ugly for the neighbours to look at.
 
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RE: UA DC10-10 To Be Made Into Home

Thu Nov 09, 2000 5:39 am

I'd like to see how you move a DC-10 out of MKE to a site suitable for construction! Seems like it would need to be cut into several pieces considering the roads to/from MKE
 
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RE: UA DC10-10 To Be Made Into Home

Thu Nov 09, 2000 11:02 am

i can see the traffic backed up on Howell Avenue as we speak :P I hope they don't plan on taking that thing through the 90/94/43/794 loop downtown  

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RE: UA DC10-10 To Be Made Into Home

Thu Nov 09, 2000 11:16 am

UAL Bagsmasher,

Definitely keep us posted on more details if possible. I live near MKE and would definitely go to check it out when it gets ferried to MKE. Should be interesting.


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RE: UA DC10-10 To Be Made Into Home

Thu Nov 09, 2000 2:45 pm

HP --> where about in cheezeland do you live? I have a house in Lake Geneva...  
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RE: UA DC10-10 To Be Made Into Home

Fri Nov 10, 2000 12:24 am

Bagsmasher - I'm a former chesshead (although my chicago friends say once a cheeshead, always a cheeshead) living in Chicago suburbs, and would also like any details on when DC-10 heads up to MKE...I'd like to see it on the "bridge to nowhere" for a photo opp!!!!
 
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RE: UA DC10-10 To Be Made Into Home

Fri Nov 10, 2000 1:20 am

Technical question for the airliner/house people. How efficeint would it be to heat or cool a house made from a DC-10, or any other aircraft of its size. What is the R factor of the insulation in the walls and the windows? How many square feet of living space do you gain and can you afford to heat or cool it? I can also see see a major problem in getting municipal approval for putting one of these on a building lot? It would give a municipal attorney fits.


At the same time, I can see the airliner graveyard in Arizona becoming the worlds most exclusive trailer park. Just watch out for those tornados!!!
 
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RE: UA DC10-10 To Be Made Into Home

Fri Nov 10, 2000 1:33 am

SegmentKing,

My family is in Burlington. Although I currently live on the IL/WI border (near the train line that takes me to my job in the Chicago suburbs) I still spend lots of time in cheezeland!  

 
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RE: UA DC10-10 To Be Made Into Home

Fri Nov 10, 2000 3:24 am

I have no idea how much the guy paid for it, but I'll try to find out. I have some pictures of 3136 parked out by the hangar with it's titles painted over, e-mail me if you want to see them. Be warned, the file is quite large 
As for the inside of the aircraft, all the airphones have been torn out leaving holes in the back of every seat. All the seats remain in place though. All the seatback pockets have all been emptied. Most of the galley equipment has been removed. The lifejackets under the seats are still in place, as are the emergency 02 bottles for the F/A's. All the window shades inside the aircraft have been lowered. The cockpit remains unchanged.
I had the pleasure of riding along with the mechanics who taxied the aircraft from the terminal to the hangar last month after its final revenue flight. I got to ride in the F/E seat  I also was able to get the flightcrew of the final revenue flight to autograph two DC-10 photos for me. I have since returned to the hangar line on a regular basis to take note of any changes to the aircraft.
As of yesterday, our computers show no routing for ship 3136, which probably means it won't be ferried to MKE anytime in the very near future. I am going to try to finnagle me way onboard the ferry flight, but my chances of pulling that off at this point appear to be slim. I'll post any further information as it becomes available
 
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RE: UA DC10-10 To Be Made Into Home

Fri Nov 10, 2000 5:23 am

I have been keeping track of a guy in Washington convert an ex Olympic 727-200 into a home. As many of you know the quite detailed site is www.airplanehome.com.
By the way I believe he says and I quote, " The cabin and cockpit combination provide 1,066 square feet of exhilarating aerospace quality." So this is the square footage for the a 727-200 minus the cargo holds which he describes would be a good place to finish into a kids play area possibly. He goes onto say that he has heard that a 747 has 4500 square feet of livable space and that doesnt include the cargo holds. I guess you can do some figureing from that to get the approximate square footage for a DC-10. Someone asked earlier how much it would cost. This guy paid 100,000 dollars for his aircraft and that included I believe everything except for the engines. He figures, (he has not completeted the project yet) it will cost him 200,000 dollars to complete the whole project. And he is doing just about all the work himself. So I guess it would cost quite a bit of money to convert the DC-10 to a home.

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RE: UA DC10-10 To Be Made Into Home

Sun Nov 12, 2000 8:08 am

How about 747? Converting the upperdeck into master bedroom sounds too good.

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