I know its been awhile since Delta had the MD's but maybe you would have some info on whether a nose down trim setting could completely override any nose-up control input? Or what procedure would be used by a flight crew to verify that the elevator surfaces moved freely after start-up? I’m not a pi...Jump to post
Obviously in aircraft where the position of the flight controls can also be checked (either visually or by EFIS Flight Control page), it serves the purpose of verifying operation of the system, but it also verifies lack of binding, whether mechanically or due to, say, ice build-up. The DC-9/MD-80 d...Jump to post
Anyone have any experience with British built jets? I've heard that Hawker biz jets and the BAC 1-11 were notoriously bad.Jump to post
Boeing´s 727 flaps!!! By far.. More slots than at a casino! Funny! Two of my favorite 727 flap photos (both from Jon Proctors website): http://jonproctor.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/727-31-N847TW-LAX-567-2-1-860x482.jpg From: https://jonproctor.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/727-31-N847TW-LAX-56...Jump to post
The ejector in action:
A picture of it in the stowed position:
Each seat should have its own power supply, so you would only take out your own seat row. I believe this is done to minimize wire size/ amount of wires with 120v. What is the power system voltage generally? 28 V or something else? I remember it used to be 400 Hz to reduce transformer size and weigh...Jump to post
Looks like the plan is to now convert all 34 76Z to the refurbished 76K configuration. Nothing yet on the 5 remaining 76L. I wonder if the 2025 retirement date may begin to slip. I just heard the same today, and that the 171--178 ships that were slated to be retired will be getting heavy checks. I ...Jump to post
2.As Maid of the Seas most likely but could be sovereign of the seas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfz0ojLdQGE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVRu0A0xHwg Definitely Sovereign of the Seas. Has the thin cheatline in the video, later received the thick cheatline in 1984. Nice video of the interior.Jump to post
Why the 777-200LR and not the -200ER? The LR has very limited feedstock. I'm fairly sure that the only LRs available are the ten ex-DL ones, with the ex-AI/EY ones being scrapped a while back. Loads of -200ER is feedstock available. The Mammoth link above shows a DL 777LR in a hangar with Mammoth o...Jump to post
TUGMASTER wrote:Try reading any of MacArthur Jobs books on the subject, probably the best around
From my heavy mtc experience it actually does happen overnight. The cabin would not be ready for cargo, but a motivated crew can strip the cabin of seats and galleys in just a couple of shifts. It's not fun, but can be done. Back in the day, that motivated crew was offered a “Do and Go.” Get the jo...Jump to post
I see that the longest 737 is kinda close to the Boeing 720, makes me think that if someone fitted the 720 with two engines it will look alot similar to the longest Boeing 737.
Is there confirmation of how many total DL 717s have been scrapped to date? 3 are parked at BYH; 9587-89 (N987DN, N988DN, N989DN) I'm not sure what they are doing in BHM and BYH...Hopefully they are getting ready to get back to work. N989DN can be seen being scrapped at BYH in these eBay listings. ...Jump to post
IIRC there was a list of mods for the MD80 that would've been installed to upgrade them. I forget the name of the program (if somebody knows the name and could link it that would be great). I believe there was one thing that did eventually make it to the MD80; Delta's MD88s had enhanced below-the-w...Jump to post
Interesting. I went searching for a picture of a DC-9-21 on approach. 4100229,2085564 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonnell_Douglas_DC-9#/media/File:SAS_DC-9-21_SE-DBR.jpg vs a DC-9-10 2591960,0778943 http://www.skybrary.aero/images/8/81/DC91.jpg From: https://www.skybrary.aero/images/8/81/DC91.jpgJump to post
I think the pilots who perished on Swissair Flight 111 tried to use standby instruments but couldn't because of dense smoke on the flight deck but am not sure about this. I was surprised more operators did not adopt the DL version of the MD-11 cockpit with dual standby ADIs, TA/VSIs and Airspeed/Al...Jump to post
I think that was the Dugan Quiet Wing modification. http://web.archive.org/web/19991114174853/http://www.quietwing.com/advertisement.htm They mention leading edge modifications in the patent, but I don’t know if any planes were modified. http://patents.google.com/patent/CA2221875A1/enJump to post
It was a shame more museums did not take advantage of the time capsule aspect of the TWA 880s. About the size of a DC-9, the wings could have been removed and the fuselage loaded on a flatbed.Jump to post
The skydrol stains that you see stick equally to aluminum and composite surfaces. Dried stains that you are referring to can only be removed with solvent. It is more like removing dried paint than a simple wipe. Simple skydrol stains can be wiped off, but those are not the stains that you see from a...Jump to post
Although not technically a jetliner, Lockheed Electra? 1928692 vs. DC-8 http://www.aircraftinteriorsinternational.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/SAS_DC-8-33_Interior_and_design_before_delivery_cabin_and_seats_new_decor_2.jpg From: https://www.aircraftinteriorsinternational.com/wp-content/uploads/202...Jump to post
LyleLanley wrote:Unless of course, you're flying on the most beautiful airliner ever made which also happens to be equipped with direct lift control (DLC), this method is fairly standard among airliners.
As a passenger it always seemed like the JT8D engines got very loud after Flaps 15 during the approach. And sometimes there were frequent pitch changes in the engine before landing. I’m not a pilot, but adding power during approach was used to control descent after a series of early crashes in the ...Jump to post
I remember when we first got these the first class seats had pull out foot rest. That’s how we knew they were the Shanghai birds. Those were the ex-Singapore/ATA birds (6901-6904). Those foot rests didn’t last long. They also had a double jump seat at 2R with only one seatbelt. Only one seat belt? ...Jump to post
I’ve known mechanics from TWA and Delta, I haven’t met one yet that liked the airplane. Pilots loved it, mechanics hated it.Jump to post
Were the Poly-X and Tefzel better than the Kapton? What has replaced Kapton? Each wire type has their own properties and uses. Poly-X is no longer manufactured. I do not know offhand what has replaced Kapton, but all modern planes have new types of lightweight wiring. A lot of your questions will b...Jump to post
convair880mfan wrote:Errant twist drill bit?
the Hindenburg (before the fire) just to try playing the aluminum piano, You can get pretty close here: http://youtu.be/FCDIbobCM9U http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/01/25/ef/4b/zeppelin-from-outside.jpg From:https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/01/25/ef/4b/zeppelin-from-out...Jump to post
I remember when we first got these the first class seats had pull out foot rest. That’s how we knew they were the Shanghai birds.
Probably the biggest headache for me is the MD-11. Never mind the spare engine in the tail. The eleven is a text book example of what happens when a manufacturer decides to cheap out. The plane is beset with all sorts of wiring issues. Why, because MD decided to use Kapton wiring when they built th...Jump to post
Some of you mechanics may know of what I'm talking about. We called them hi-vibration fasteners and I remember them on the pylon, horizontal stabilizer panels and the aft wall of the bag bin forward of the mix manifold. For what reason did they put them in the cargo compartment? Since were talking ...Jump to post
I wish I could find a photo of the 767-323ER coach cabin circa 1999 - to confirm that I am not crazy about remembering seeing velcroed-on headrests akin to those that the cabin redesign would have, on the seats (and remembering mine falling off several times - the velcro was crap. Were the headrest...Jump to post
Could analog television stations be received onboard a private aircraft with one of these antennas? FWIW, TWA had a separate TV antenna on the vertical stabilizer for television reception. I found this on accident while searching the manuals of a customer 767-231. As a passenger, I remember watchin...Jump to post
Are the LED retrofits available for 772 and 773 too? Because I've never seen them with one Not worth the effort... Yes LED have a longer lifespan but light bulbs are waaaaayyyy cheaper. The wing landing lights on the 777 have a reduced voltage heating circuit that keeps the bulbs from shattering wh...Jump to post
A TWA L-1011 at one of the (now demolished?) expanded wide body gates at ABQ.
TWA Probably brought in the first 767 there too.
Since I’m a fan of the movie Airport, I like “The Passenger” by Wall of Voodoo. Taking off on a midnight flight The airline ticket in his hand held tight Polar route, destination: oblivion "Can I take that little box that you're sitting on, sir?" "No, that's alright, miss, I'll hold i...Jump to post
A lot of airlines didn't have First Class. Add the original TWA DC-9-10s to that list. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RVc39njE9K0/TzsKNsfO32I/AAAAAAAAA_g/wbOOBuAOqt4/s1600/twa+seat+06.jpg From: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RVc39njE9K0/TzsKNsfO32I/AAAAAAAAA_g/wbOOBuAOqt4/s1600/twa+seat+06.jpgJump to post
Wacker1000 wrote:They installed a third hamster wheel to satisfy modern redundancy requirements. If you lose all three hamsters, you have to manually crank a knob.
I don’t count my flights, but I’m pretty sure it’s the DC-9 series. I’ve flown on TWA, Ozark, Delta, New York Air, Northwest, Republic, Eastern, Valujet, Allegheny, USAir and Continental on DC-9-15s, -31s, -32s, -33Fs, -34s, -41s and -51s. If you include the -81s, -82s, -83s, -87s -88s and -90s, I’v...Jump to post
I don't see why it would be very different from the NG. The 737 Jurassic had CSD, while the Classic had a VSCF. Apparently VSCF technology at the time wasn't mature enough that Boeing abandoned it in the 737NG in favor of a 757-style IDG. IIRC, the Classics also had IDGs. The VSCFs did not show up ...Jump to post
The early MD-11s also had a louvred door for the pack outlets (next to the nose gear). The KLM planes were mostly newer and did not have these doors. There is also a small vortex generator added on the pack inlets on the later planes. The streamlined flap fairings and these pack inlet/outlet differe...Jump to post
I love this photo from the article. A mixture of terminals, airline hangars, general aviation hangars, parking lots, DC-8s and Cessnas. What a mess! http://www.airporthistory.org/uploads/1/2/1/4/121407428/yvr-south-terminal-1968-950-v3-wm-bar_orig.jpg From: https://www.airporthistory.org/uploads/1/2...Jump to post