flyboy80
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A330 Technical Question

Mon Jan 06, 2003 6:08 am

Hi, I have a techinical question about the A330, Excuse my bad directions here but you'll need to visit another site to get what im talking about. Its at World Air Routes, anyways on the Novair DVD, if you view the pictures, I believe its on the left hand side somewhere around half the way down, you'll see a photo showing a pilot pushing a button which seems to be in what you might see as a sight on some video game, well anyway, what is this button? And what is it used for? Thanks!
 
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RE: A330 Technical Question

Mon Jan 06, 2003 7:34 am

I assume you refer to the following page of pictures:

http://www.worldairroutes.com/Novair_A330F.html

However, I'm not sure which image you are referring to. Please point it out for us. Thanks.
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RE: A330 Technical Question

Mon Jan 06, 2003 8:11 am

I think it is the Eng Fan Cowl opening button. When the cowls are unlatched and the button is pressed the fan cowl on that side is electrically driven open.
 
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RE: A330 Technical Question

Mon Jan 06, 2003 8:15 am

There is one photo that i think you are refering to where he is closing the door to the plane. I know you like airplane doors...is that the one you are talking about?

It's a black button with a red segmented circle around it??

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RE: A330 Technical Question

Mon Jan 06, 2003 12:59 pm

It's the Thrust Reverser UNLOCK indicator it's basically a little pin that pops out when the reverser is unlocked. The reverser could be fully stowed so look correct from a distance but the pin will show if it's not locked in the stow position and obviously shows when the reversers are deployed.

hope this helps Simon.
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RE: A330 Technical Question

Mon Jan 06, 2003 3:23 pm

How is a cargo door opened on a A330? (Oviously It comes out and up, but I mean like how do the levers and so on work?)
 
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RE: A330 Technical Question

Wed Jan 08, 2003 9:02 pm

You have to undo the locking handle then the latching handle once that's done you can move the hydraulic selector to open (yellow system) also check your email.
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RE: A330 Technical Question

Wed Jan 08, 2003 9:53 pm

"You have to undo the locking handle then the latching handle once that's done you can move the hydraulic selector to open (yellow system) also check your email."

You can check your email at the cargo door opening system on the A330? Boy these Airbuses are ahead of their time  Big thumbs up
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Salina Chan
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RE: A330 Technical Question

Mon Jan 13, 2003 7:47 pm

This is exactly what is written to the side of the forward cargo door of one of the LH 340s...i would assume it goes for the 330s as well

hope it helps  Wink/being sarcastic

Salina

CARGO DOOR OPERATION

IMPORTANT : CHECK THAT AREA AROUND THE DOOR
IS CLEAR FOR DOOR MOVEMENT

DOOR OPENING
1 – PULL LOCKING HANDLE TO > UNLOCKED <
WARNING : DO NOT UNLATCH WITH FLASHING WARNING LIGHT
2 – PRESS LATCHING HANDLE RELEASE BUTTON AND PULL
HANDLE TO > UNLATCHED <
3 – OPEN CARGO DOOR OPERATION ACCESS PANEL
4 – TURN AND HOLD DOOR OPERATION LEVER TO > OPEN < UNTIL
GREEN LIGHT > OPEN/LOCKED < IS ON

DOOR CLOSING
1 – TURN AND HOLD DOOR OPERATION LEVER TO > CLOSE < UNTIL
DOOR IS FULLY CLOSED
2 – PUSH LATCHING HANDLE IMMEDIATELY TO FULLY > LATCHED <
3 – PUSH LOCKING HANDLE TO > LOCKED <
CHECK : LOCKING INDICATOR FLAGS ON
LOWER DOOR EDGE FLUSH
4 – CLOSE CARGO DOOR OPERATION ACCESS PANEL

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