DC10GUY
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MD10 Gee Wiz Info

Wed Jan 12, 2005 1:05 pm

Fedex will be up grading all the MD10-10's & -30's with MD11 Main landing gear tires & brakes. They are carbon brakes, the weight savings is about 2000lbs per airplane. Cost savings in the millions over time.
Next time try the old "dirty Sanchez" She'll love it !!!
 
DeltaGuy
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RE: MD10 Gee Wiz Info

Wed Jan 12, 2005 1:30 pm

Dc10guy, you forgot the part where you blame the Bush administration for the extra weight of those brakes  Laugh out loud

DeltaGuy
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DC10GUY
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RE: MD10 Gee Wiz Info

Wed Jan 12, 2005 2:13 pm

WRONG !!! Delta guy... If you checked you would clearly see that it was NIXON's fault for the brake weight ...Same brakes since 1970 ...DAH !
Next time try the old "dirty Sanchez" She'll love it !!!
 
CaptOveur
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RE: MD10 Gee Wiz Info

Wed Jan 12, 2005 3:21 pm

LMAO.. I saw Dc10guy was the poster and I was waiting on the political plug too.. I didn't know he could make a post without it.
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LMP737
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RE: MD10 Gee Wiz Info

Thu Jan 13, 2005 8:27 am

Now if only someone would make carbon brakes for the MD-80 AA could save a bundle as well.
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MD11LuxuryLinr
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RE: MD10 Gee Wiz Info

Fri Jan 14, 2005 11:27 am

Ok.. they're updating the tires and brakes.. What about the wheels themselves? The MD11 wheels have to be lighter than the old (and ugly) DC10 design...



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pilotpip
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RE: MD10 Gee Wiz Info

Fri Jan 14, 2005 3:50 pm

Well that explains why I keep getting those damned A-300s at STL. I hate those airplanes. I can't reach the refueling adapters on the wing.
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