Tod
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Gap Between LD3's

Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:13 am

What is the nominal gap between LD3 containers?

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fxra
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RE: Gap Between LD3's

Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:58 am

Not nearly the amount you see on movies. Usually a few inches. Maximization of loadable space is the goal.
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RE: Gap Between LD3's

Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:01 pm

Quoting fxra (Reply 1):
Not nearly the amount you see on movies. Usually a few inches. Maximization of loadable space is the goal.

Yeah, some of those scenes make the holds look like the size of a stadium.
 
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RE: Gap Between LD3's

Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:49 pm

I believe on older aircraft it could be up to 30cm between containers, however it is determined by location of the 'stops' on the hold floor. As has been mentioned, it tends to be only a couple of inches, if that. The containers are designed the be a pretty tight fit.
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RE: Gap Between LD3's

Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:28 pm

If you stack load them, which is allowed on certain types, the distance is nil, naught, nada, zip, zilch.
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