phatalbert
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Tow-ers?

Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:30 am

The picture i seen with the tow-er towing a A-380.. how much power them babies got? How do they get a thing like that moving?
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RE: Tow-ers?

Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:37 am

Boeing has towing requirements on their web site.

For the 747: http://www.boeing.com/commercial/airports/acaps/7474sec5.pdf

It depends on runway type, slope, and weight of the plane, plus there may be unusual breakaway conditions.
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RE: Tow-ers?

Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:59 am

It is called a tug. The tower is where the controllers hang out.

The ones we used for normal size jets were still pretty hefty, big turbocharged diesel engines.

As has been said, it does depend on the surface and most airports are fairly flat areas. A 17 year old high school student and I moved a 4engine Lockheed Jetstar once, by pushing on the main gear tires to get them rolling. It was very slightly downhill. The pilot manned the brakes. On the same ramp I once pushed a Lockheed Electra around with a half-ton pickup. It is wise to remember that brakes are as important as the ability to get it moving.
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RE: Tow-ers?

Fri Jun 09, 2006 11:58 am

AFAIK, they really don't have, or need, that much HP, but they do have plenty of torque...
 
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RE: Tow-ers?

Fri Jun 09, 2006 6:23 pm

Is the Tug for the A380 a Tow bar type or the Towbarless type.
Any pics.
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RE: Tow-ers?

Fri Jun 09, 2006 7:41 pm

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 4):
Is the Tug for the A380 a Tow bar type or the Towbarless type.

I would imagine both will work as long as they meet the power and brake requirements.
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RE: Tow-ers?

Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:03 pm

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 5):
I would imagine both will work as long as they meet the power and brake requirements.

Found this Link
A380 weighing approx 560 tonnes.The AST-1X has three axles – one more than conventional models. With a total pulling power of almost 1,200 hp.
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phatalbert
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RE: Tow-ers?

Sat Jun 10, 2006 1:16 pm

Quoting SlamClick (Reply 2):
It is called a tug

Sorry its a TUG then lol...

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 4):
Any pics



the bigger pic... http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1057480/M/
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RE: Tow-ers?

Sat Jun 10, 2006 1:22 pm




Quoting SlamClick (Reply 2):
It is wise to remember that brakes are as important as the ability to get it moving.

...There simply must be a story behind that.....  biggrin 




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RE: Tow-ers?

Sat Jun 10, 2006 4:54 pm

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 8):
...There simply must be a story behind that.....

Lets hear it.
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