ecbomberman
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What Is Wrong With This VS 343 Fin?

Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:30 pm

What's wrong with this VS A343 Fin? It seems that it has been torn apart. Doesn't seem to be a regular check as the photographer has mentioned. Can anyone shed some light?


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RE: What Is Wrong With This VS 343 Fin?

Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:42 pm

The rudder is removed....so? It also states that it's a 777 for CX, which doesn't seem correct.
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RE: What Is Wrong With This VS 343 Fin?

Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:45 pm

Quoting rwy04lga (Reply 1):
It also states that it's a 777 for CX, which doesn't seem correct.

The photographer looks like they may be IN a 777 from CX.

Quoting rwy04lga (Reply 1):
The rudder is removed....so?

Plus all the airbus heavy maintenance is done in Manilla - so presumably G-VFAR (which is the only 343 owned by VS) is undergoing some routine Maintenance there.
 
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RE: What Is Wrong With This VS 343 Fin?

Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:07 pm

It might have been repainted. Usually the rudder has to be removed to repaint and then re balance.
 
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RE: What Is Wrong With This VS 343 Fin?

Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:14 am

Quoting anstar (Reply 2):
The photographer looks like they may be IN a 777 from CX.

Yep, that looks like the top of a 777 engine.

Quoting anstar (Reply 2):

Plus all the airbus heavy maintenance is done in Manilla - so presumably G-VFAR (which is the only 343 owned by VS) is undergoing some routine Maintenance there.

Looks like the ramp near the Lufthansa hanger, that also looks like the new VS red has been applied.
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RE: What Is Wrong With This VS 343 Fin?

Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:18 am

Zeke,

Are those hinge points for the rudder or has it been torn out. The reason I'm asking is because there are bits and pieces sticking out in the remainder part of the rudder.
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RE: What Is Wrong With This VS 343 Fin?

Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:34 am

Quoting ecbomberman (Reply 5):
Are those hinge points for the rudder or has it been torn out.

Those are hinges and actuator attach points. If you tried to tear the rudder out, you'd probably take the spar out too (the hinges probably aren't the weakest part).

Zoom in on the tail here and you can see some of the lower structure:
http://www.flightglobal.com/airspace...industrie-a330-cutaway-drawing.jpg
http://www.flightglobal.com/airspace/media/civilaviation1949-2006cutaways/images/82665/airbus-industrie-a330-cutaway-drawing.jpg

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RE: What Is Wrong With This VS 343 Fin?

Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:02 pm

Definately rudder removal, not been torn off.

Heavy maintenance is performed by LTP in Manilla.

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