Topic Author
Posts: 86
Joined: Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:23 pm

707 And Dc8 Handling Problems

Fri Oct 03, 2008 1:34 am

Saw a video on Youtube the other day about a days work for a 707 freighter crew.I must say it was impressive stuff.I remember when the captain pushed the throttles forward for take off.What surprized me was that the FE had to fine tune the throttles so that the rpm was the same for all four before releasing the brakes.How is the engine controls for the 707 and dc8,s contructed?I guess back in these days it wasn,t electronic.I was deeply impressed with the captain on short final who fine tuned them manually with his right hand fingers while concentrating on a crosswind landing.
The DC8 and B707 control colum was very very heavy,I been told.So what kind of servo,s did they have?Is it perhaps only a muscle servo?.With those heavy controls,asymetric thrust problem and the four engines hanging close to the ground,I realy admire the ones who crosswind land those beasts.And it is still alot of these magnificant airmen out there flying the AWACS,Tankers, and freighters.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: tommy1808, WPvsMW and 12 guests

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos