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What's This Little Door On The DC-10?

Mon May 02, 2005 8:11 am

Stealing this one from http://www.airliners.net/discussions...eneral_aviation/read.main/2081800/


So what is the little open door under the L2 door?


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RE: What's This Little Door On The DC-10?

Mon May 02, 2005 8:17 am

Starlionblue:

That's the outflow valve for the pressurization system.
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RE: What's This Little Door On The DC-10?

Mon May 02, 2005 8:24 am

Best I can remember from my dc-10 days the smaller one to the aft is the thrust recovery valve and also part of the press. sys.
 
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RE: What's This Little Door On The DC-10?

Mon May 02, 2005 9:03 am

I think this one must be near the top of the most commonly asked questions on A.net
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RE: What's This Little Door On The DC-10?

Mon May 02, 2005 9:27 am

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 3):
I think this one must be near the top of the most commonly asked questions on A.net

You got that right... and from Starlionblue too... I thought he had a clue...  

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RE: What's This Little Door On The DC-10?

Mon May 02, 2005 1:42 pm

What is the Manufacturer of the MOV.
Wasn't the Gate Extending outside towards the Airflow a problem.
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RE: What's This Little Door On The DC-10?

Mon May 02, 2005 10:24 pm

Quoting SATL382G (Reply 4):
Quoting EMBQA (Reply 3):
I think this one must be near the top of the most commonly asked questions on A.net

You got that right... and from Starlionblue too... I thought he had a clue...

You're mistaken. I don't have a clue. I just fake it pretty well Big grin

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RE: What's This Little Door On The DC-10?

Tue May 03, 2005 11:43 am

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 6):
You're mistaken. I don't have a clue. I just fake it pretty well

Well then I apologize! Taken in by a Faker! Seems I misjudged you..  Smile
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RE: What's This Little Door On The DC-10?

Tue May 03, 2005 11:19 pm

Taxiing out at YUL one time the ground controller commented that we possibly had a hole in the fuselage near the L2 door. Of course we thought he was looking at the outflow valve, but what do you do at that point? You return to the ramp and have maintenance check it out. Cost us about half an hour....
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RE: What's This Little Door On The DC-10?

Wed May 04, 2005 12:04 am

Did you meet the concerned Grd controller afterwards.  Smile
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RE: What's This Little Door On The DC-10?

Thu May 05, 2005 2:25 am

Nope, and don't remember the ensuing radio conversations. Another day at the office....
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RE: What's This Little Door On The DC-10?

Thu May 05, 2005 6:22 pm

Quoting C133 (Reply 10):
Nope, and don't remember the ensuing radio conversations. Another day at the office....

Interesting  Smile
How did your Company react.
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RE: What's This Little Door On The DC-10?

Thu May 05, 2005 6:32 pm

Quoting C133 (Reply 8):
Taxiing out at YUL one time the ground controller commented that we possibly had a hole in the fuselage near the L2 door. Of course we thought he was looking at the outflow valve

This, I suppose, is why more ATC folks should spend a few days every year running around with a ramper or two.
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RE: What's This Little Door On The DC-10?

Fri May 06, 2005 12:10 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 11):

Interesting
How did your Company react.

Never heard a word about it. We coded the delay appropriately and that was the end of it, as far as I know.
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RE: What's This Little Door On The DC-10?

Sun May 15, 2005 6:13 am

Here is a closeup of the subject door. Aircraft is N540AX at BWI. Enjoy.

http://img61.echo.cx/img61/4425/dc10door2ax.jpg
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RE: What's This Little Door On The DC-10?

Sun May 15, 2005 3:47 pm

Whats the panel before the OFV for.A Deflector.
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