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Aircraft Prior To T/o, Doors Not Shut?

Tue Jul 16, 2002 6:08 am

Hi everyone, after looking at this photo on a recent post, I seem to notice that the main door (right) and the smaller door (left) are not yet closed. I would have thought that when shut, the fuselage is smooth all long. Am I being tricked by some confusing shadows, or is it really happening? If so, why is that?
I appreciate your responses.


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roadrunner165
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RE: Aircraft Prior To T/o, Doors Not Shut?

Tue Jul 16, 2002 6:38 am

It does Appear to look that way... But you should make sure by asking somebody who knows more about the 717...


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RE: Aircraft Prior To T/o, Doors Not Shut?

Tue Jul 16, 2002 7:32 am

I'm thinking they didn't pressurize the aircraft yet.
But I am by far an expert.

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bio15
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RE: Aircraft Prior To T/o, Doors Not Shut?

Tue Jul 16, 2002 7:53 am

I also thought the aircraft may not be pressurized. But on most aircraft I've seen shutting doors, the door doesn't remain embeded on the fuselage in that way, even when without pressurization. Perhaps this is a special case on the 717 though. Still a mistery

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RE: Aircraft Prior To T/o, Doors Not Shut?

Tue Jul 16, 2002 8:04 am

Never worked on the 717. But I've rigged many doors on the 737. The maintenance manual allows the door to be slightly recessed in relation to the fuselage skin. (I don't have the tolerances handy; it's my day off, but I'll get them if you want). The thinking is that when the aircraft is pressurized, the door will be flush with the opening.
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RE: Aircraft Prior To T/o, Doors Not Shut?

Tue Jul 16, 2002 3:07 pm

Md80 Door door flushness adjustments are done with the aircraft in a pressurized condition unlike the most Boeings which are done unpressurized. Therefore, there will be that "unflush" condition prior to pressurization. Each aircraft has limits, but the Md80 seems to have a larger recess than most.
 
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RE: Aircraft Prior To T/o, Doors Not Shut?

Sat Jul 20, 2002 12:50 pm

Thanks for the info everyone
 
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RE: Aircraft Prior To T/o, Doors Not Shut?

Mon Jul 22, 2002 2:08 am

I have never seen a 717 door like this before. It could have something to do with pressurization, or maybe the 717 door is like that. I do not think they would be allowed to leave the gate with the door open, however on FS2002, You can press SHIFT+E and the Main Door will Open, and you can still take off, It is pretty funny. But I guess the 717 was built like that.
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