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Delta MD-11 New Colors

Sat Dec 30, 2000 11:56 am









Can someone explain this? Is there an MD-11 with new colors, or do they just paint the nose cones in advance? Could this nose cone possibly have come from another airplane, like the 767 or something??
 
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RE: Delta MD-11 New Colors

Sat Dec 30, 2000 11:57 am


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RE: Delta MD-11 New Colors

Sat Dec 30, 2000 12:04 pm

Hey Hank, I noticed that to. I think its a Nose Piece from a 767, or 777. I saw a New Colors Nose Piece on a Old Colors Delta Express 737-200 at MCO yesterday. It looked strange.

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RE: Delta MD-11 New Colors

Sat Dec 30, 2000 12:05 pm

Radome work is now outsourced, so I believe all of our spare radomes come in white....
This plane is built to withstand anything... except a bad pilot.
 
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RE: Delta MD-11 New Colors

Sat Dec 30, 2000 12:21 pm

Could a 767 nose piece fit on an MD-11?
 
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RE: Delta MD-11 New Colors

Sat Dec 30, 2000 1:49 pm

NO- those radomes are not interchangeable.

the 707, 727, and 737 I think might be swapped, but since the 757/767/777/M11 have entirely different nose cones, they wouldn't fit at all.

But that leads one to wonder- how long will DL keep their MD-11s??? Long enough to repoint them in the new colors??? Gee, I hope so!!!

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RE: Delta MD-11 New Colors

Sat Dec 30, 2000 2:48 pm

Probably just got a new nose piece...thats all.
Chicks dig winglets.
 
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RE: Delta MD-11 New Colors

Sun Dec 31, 2000 2:42 am

I thought that the MD-11 and the 767 have use the same nose cones???
 
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RE: Delta MD-11 New Colors

Sun Dec 31, 2000 6:35 am


They definitely don´t use the 767 nose cone, as this isn´t approved by the CAA ant the FAA.
The only reason is, that this is simply a spare part, perhaps from the original manufacturer or from a spare part company or even from a different airline ( I guess World!). They´re usually painted in white.

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RE: Delta MD-11 New Colors

Sun Dec 31, 2000 7:23 am


Spare nosecones are usually painted white. You'll see that at a lot of other airlines too, not just DL.

 
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RE: Delta Mech Answered

Sun Dec 31, 2000 7:35 am

Do you people not read other posts before you give wrong answers. Gee...

A Delta mechanic give the answer to the question, and then everyone continues to bullshit the stuff.

Gosh read DL Mech.

And NO a B767 nose does NOT fit. Why would you think that? Duh...
 
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RE: Delta MD-11 New Colors

Sun Dec 31, 2000 7:55 am

Sure, retro jets for each of the majors would look nice. We' all love to LOOK at them and PHOTOGRAPH them. But would that generate any new traffic? How many of you would actually FLY on it? Would the travlling public as a whole be wooed by that kind of program to warrant the cost of a one-off paint scheme?
I highly doubt it. And that's why you don't see more retro jets and why it's unlikely you'll see many more.