Blackbird
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Why Did The L-1011's Brakes Overheat So Easily?

Sat Feb 17, 2007 8:53 am

The plane was for the most part an excellent design, but it's brakes had the tendency to overheat in a heartbeat.

Why was that so?
 
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RE: Why Did The L-1011's Brakes Overheat So Easily?

Sat Feb 17, 2007 10:09 am

They must have outsourced the design of them to the Ford Motor Company  duck 
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RE: Why Did The L-1011's Brakes Overheat So Easily?

Sat Feb 17, 2007 10:24 am

I had a feeling that it was probably a sub contractor that did the job. :P
 
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RE: Why Did The L-1011's Brakes Overheat So Easily?

Sat Feb 17, 2007 10:30 am

I have been flying the L1011 for 27 years and had overheated brakes perhaps half a dozen times.

Some operators removed the brake temperature indication system as it was oftentimes totally misleading.
 
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RE: Why Did The L-1011's Brakes Overheat So Easily?

Sat Feb 17, 2007 11:07 am

Quoting 411A (Reply 3):
Some operators removed the brake temperature indication system as it was oftentimes totally misleading.

Delta was the largest L-1011 operator and they had the brake temperature indicating system deleted in production.
 
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RE: Why Did The L-1011's Brakes Overheat So Easily?

Sat Feb 17, 2007 12:43 pm

I've worked L1011 aircraft for three different major carriers, including one in the Middle East where we routinely had runway temps in the high 40 C's, for fifteen years, and only saw hot brakes once. Heartbeat? Hardly. Regards,

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