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by Horstroad
Sat Dec 04, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Teal Color Inside A320neo Pratt & Whitney Engines
Replies: 26
Views: 4235

Re: Teal Color Inside A320neo Pratt & Whitney Engines

StereoTechque wrote:
The black inlet cowl also has visible holes on surface for Accoustic dampening.

The entire bypass duct is perforated for noise reduction.

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But that's the same on all modern engines

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by Horstroad
Sat Dec 04, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Teal Color Inside A320neo Pratt & Whitney Engines
Replies: 26
Views: 4235

Re: Teal Color Inside A320neo Pratt & Whitney Engines

I was really surprised that posters were suggesting that the teal liner was an attrition/abradable lining. As you point out, the teal material extends many inches ahead of the fan. So it's not that, folks! Yes, it is. No It's not :P https://i.postimg.cc/MK30WrtC/5961041-2.jpg

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by Horstroad
Fri Dec 03, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Teal Color Inside A320neo Pratt & Whitney Engines
Replies: 26
Views: 4235

Re: Teal Color Inside A320neo Pratt & Whitney Engines

So back to OP's question? Why blue? Does it also have acoustic dampening properties (perforations, etc.) as the differently colored lining ahead of it? It's a honeycomb core panel with a perforated face sheet. Its purpose is noise reduction. The color is probably just the base color of the epoxy ma...

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by Horstroad
Fri Dec 03, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "THR CLB" v. "THR LVR"?
Replies: 10
Views: 1120

Re: "THR CLB" v. "THR LVR"?

LVR is an abbreviation for "Lever". The Airbus thrust lever does not have a LVR or "lower" detent. There is a TO/GA detent for Maximum Take Off or Go-Around. There is a FLX/MCT detent for Maximum Continuous Thrust or Flex Take Off and there is a CL detent for Climb Thrust. Thrust...

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by Horstroad
Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Teal Color Inside A320neo Pratt & Whitney Engines
Replies: 26
Views: 4235

Re: Teal Color Inside A320neo Pratt & Whitney Engines

The Fan Blade Rubstrip (or Abradable Shroud or Attrition Lining or whatever they're called by other manufacturers) is in the plane of the fan blades. In the pictures of that PW1000G series engines it would be the light gray ring behind the teal colored ring. The teal colored ring should be acoustic ...

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by Horstroad
Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Restrictions on #2 Thrust Reverse L1011/DC10/MD11
Replies: 20
Views: 2489

Re: Restrictions on #2 Thrust Reverse L1011/DC10/MD11

I’m just wondering what the lockout prodcedure is for an MD-11. I remember on a 767. Installing 3 red lock plates on the outside of the trans cowl and flipping and installing a locking square drive in the center drive unit It's the same. Additionally you have to disconnect the electrical connector ...

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by Horstroad
Sat Nov 13, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why fuel driven actuators?
Replies: 14
Views: 1589

Re: Why fuel driven actuators?

The engines can't run without fuel. They can run without hydraulics...

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by Horstroad
Wed Nov 03, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Use of rudder in commercial aircraft
Replies: 18
Views: 2087

Re: Use of rudder in commercial aircraft

On the 777 Thrust Asymmetry Compensation is a protection function of the Primary Flight Computer operating in Normal Mode. It starts to operate when the CAS is >70kt, the reversers are not commanded deployed, and the thrust difference between the engines is at least 6000lb. TAC is limited to 60% of ...

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by Horstroad
Wed Nov 03, 2021 12:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Restrictions on #2 Thrust Reverse L1011/DC10/MD11
Replies: 20
Views: 2489

Re: Restrictions on #2 Thrust Reverse L1011/DC10/MD11

We didn't have such restrictions.

Funny thing is, if there was a stuck reverser or any other engine problem, there was a more than 1/3 chance it was #2. Not because of maintenance, #2 always got the same love as the others. She did it just because she could.

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by Horstroad
Mon Nov 01, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it dangerous when aircraft carry fuel in a center tank beneath the passenger cabin?
Replies: 43
Views: 3413

Re: Is it dangerous when aircraft carry fuel in a center tank beneath the passenger cabin?

on planes that had/have the horizontal stabilizer tank, is that used primarily for feeding the APU? The primary purpose of the tail tank on most aircraft is for CG control. Secondary would be additional fuel storage space. On the MD-11 the APU shares the fuel feed line with the #2 engine. It has a ...

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by Horstroad
Wed Oct 27, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Duration of 747 Hydraulic Pressure Reduction?
Replies: 7
Views: 745

Re: Duration of 747 Hydraulic Pressure Reduction?

Aircraft that have flaps that are driven by actuators…the MD11 or DC8 come to mind…will have check valves and/or restrictors that prevent the flaps from drooping with loss of pressure. The MD-11 had the issue when you would pressurize the #2 hydraulic system without pressurizing the other two hydra...

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by Horstroad
Tue Oct 26, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UPS 747 takeoff without flap fairing
Replies: 23
Views: 3656

Re: UPS 747 takeoff without flap fairing

I figured it was the Preamble. The MMEL available on MBF doesn’t have that. I’ll have a peak at it at work tonight I never work with the MMEL, I think I never even had a proper look into it. There never was a need to. But I have an old copy of a MD-11 MMEL from '00 on hand and just skimmed through ...

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by Horstroad
Tue Oct 26, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rather neat holes in 9V-SQJ
Replies: 5
Views: 1212

Re: Rather neat holes in 9V-SQJ

My guess is on plane tags. What I find more surprising is the fact that they didn't strip it of parts before scrapping, except for the engines and some cockpit windows. Thrust reversers still in place, slats still there... An old aircraft is usually worth more in parts than whole. If it was my aircr...

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by Horstroad
Tue Oct 26, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UPS 747 takeoff without flap fairing
Replies: 23
Views: 3656

Re: UPS 747 takeoff without flap fairing

But there's MEL 9.5 I don’t know what that is. It's the Preamble of the MEL. The section "Contents of the MEL" describes what is and isn't contained in the MEL and how it has to be treated when it isn't. For example Equipment obviously basic to airplane airworthiness such as wings, rudder...

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by Horstroad
Tue Oct 26, 2021 6:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it dangerous when aircraft carry fuel in a center tank beneath the passenger cabin?
Replies: 43
Views: 3413

Re: Is it dangerous when aircraft carry fuel in a center tank beneath the passenger cabin?

The center wing tanks usually are the largest. On the 777 (-200LR/-F/-300ER) for example the center tank holds 184,480lb and the wing tanks 69,630lb each. I think some early versions of the 777 didn't use the space in the center wing box for fuel. The two compartments of the center tank in the wings...

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by Horstroad
Tue Oct 26, 2021 5:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UPS 747 takeoff without flap fairing
Replies: 23
Views: 3656

Re: UPS 747 takeoff without flap fairing

Something tells me a savvy airline would in particular leave spares of such parts at their, ahem, "more exotic" outstations. (Also, can you really not defer the flush handle but you *can* defer the entire lav? How amusing.) The way it would probably be handled by our maintenance control f...

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by Horstroad
Fri Oct 22, 2021 2:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could MD-11's used domestically do without the winglets?
Replies: 31
Views: 3201

Re: Could MD-11's used domestically do without the winglets?

Is there even a CDL for that? I know you can for 330/340, 747 and most others with wingtip devices. But my MD11 work was entirely powerplant, so I am a little curious about that. There's a CDL for the lower winglet only, but not for the whole winglet assembly. The lower winglets removed add a fuel ...

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by Horstroad
Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could MD-11's used domestically do without the winglets?
Replies: 31
Views: 3201

Re: Could MD-11's used domestically do without the winglets?

The Winglet can't just be removed. While there is a removal/installation task in the AMM for the winglet assembly, it's actually the removal/installation of the whole wing tip. You would need a replacement wing tip to put in its place which would result in some (understatement) paperwork as the MD-1...

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by Horstroad
Sat Oct 16, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question For the Mechanics: Which Commercial Aircraft Have Been Easiest and Most Difficult For You to Work On?
Replies: 71
Views: 12812

Re: Question For the Mechanics: Which Commercial Aircraft Have Been Easiest and Most Difficult For You to Work On?

Way more problems with the hydraulic lines. Those production swages let go all the time. Replace every failed swage fitting with a Rynglok fitting and it will survive the rest of the aircraft. What an amazing and easy to use system. It's fantastic as a torturing tool - going into the stabilizer com...

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by Horstroad
Tue Sep 28, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Personal items left onboard American Airlines flight
Replies: 10
Views: 2307

Re: Personal items left onboard American Airlines flight

The cleaning crew will find the item, note the seat number, and hand it over to someone at the gate. They'll either make an announcement or, if it's a valuable item like a laptop and you've already left the airport like an idiot, they'll call you. Unfortunately, I've done this a couple of times. It...

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by Horstroad
Tue Sep 28, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question For the Mechanics: Which Commercial Aircraft Have Been Easiest and Most Difficult For You to Work On?
Replies: 71
Views: 12812

Re: Question For the Mechanics: Which Commercial Aircraft Have Been Easiest and Most Difficult For You to Work On?

Troubleshooting the PACK's on MD10/11's are always a fun time! Really? I haven't had many issues with the MD-11. The heat exchanger cracks a lot... but I guess that's a common issue for all aircraft. The 777 has it as well. Sometimes the ACM fails... but I don't recall anything that took some big b...

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by Horstroad
Mon Sep 06, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Freighter VS Passenger variants.
Replies: 8
Views: 1783

Re: Freighter VS Passenger variants.

due to not having seats and other things Freighters aren't just empty. The cargo handling system weighs quite a bit. Also some freighter versions have reinforced floors compared to the passenger versions, like the B777. Some need additional structure to make it work, like the A330 on the nose landi...

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by Horstroad
Sun Sep 05, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What are the pros/cons of various airliner types to the situation of runaway trim and manual trimming?
Replies: 7
Views: 891

Re: What are the pros/cons of various airliner types to the situation of runaway trim and manual trimming?

The A330 and A350 have no backup in case of complete hydraulic failure. I just looked into the B777 and there's no electric backup either. It's similar to the MD-11. Actually it's almost the same setup except for the hydraulic shutoff controlled by the cutout switches. The alternate trim levers are...

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by Horstroad
Sat Sep 04, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What are the pros/cons of various airliner types to the situation of runaway trim and manual trimming?
Replies: 7
Views: 891

Re: What are the pros/cons of various airliner types to the situation of runaway trim and manual trimming?

On the Boeing’s, you stop a runaway trim by flipping the Stab Trim cutout switches. This kills hydraulic power to the stab motors. Then you trim with the alternate trim, which is an electric trim. When I get to work, I’ll see what Airbus and Douglas did, but I can’t imagine it’s much different. On ...

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by Horstroad
Mon Aug 30, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about cockpit audio warning
Replies: 8
Views: 1179

Re: Question about cockpit audio warning

The MD-11 (and probably other MDs as well) is quite talkative. The possible aural warnings are as follows: Bell Clacker Horn C-Chord Warbler 1.2, 1.5, 2.9, 7.8 kHz Chime Advisory Tone Abnormal Tone Emergency Tone "Engine 1 Fire" "Engine 2 Fire" "Engine 3 Fire" "Hea...

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by Horstroad
Mon Aug 30, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Size of speed brakes[spoilers] on airliners?
Replies: 14
Views: 1819

Re: Size of speed brakes[spoilers] on airliners?

Do you know why they have to delay the full deployment? Because I thought that if they were to be deployed fully right away, the increased drag would probably reduce the landing distance I can only guess. To my understanding the main purpose of the ground spoilers is to destroy most of the lift aft...

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by Horstroad
Sat Aug 28, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Size of speed brakes[spoilers] on airliners?
Replies: 14
Views: 1819

Re: Size of speed brakes[spoilers] on airliners?

I must say, I did not believe you for a second when you said the outboard spoilers were 2 feet, 3 inches tall. For comparison, the MD11 spoilers are 0.67m by 1.85m (26.5" x 73") for the outboard spoiler panels (4 on each wing) and 0.47m by 3.05m (18.5" x 120") for the inboard sp...

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by Horstroad
Wed Aug 25, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Size of speed brakes[spoilers] on airliners?
Replies: 14
Views: 1819

Re: Size of speed brakes[spoilers] on airliners?

On the 777, not only do they all deploy at different times, but there's the one spoiler panel on each wing that deploys at a smaller angle compared to the rest. I wonder how they determine that. I can't tell you what they were thinking... but the spoiler/speedbrake schedule is actually quite wild o...

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by Horstroad
Tue Aug 24, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Absence of large manual pitch trim wheels on non-Boeing jetliners.
Replies: 9
Views: 1641

Re: Absence of large manual pitch trim wheels on non-Boeing jetliners.

But, there is no direct link to the drive system. On the 8 there were alternate trim switches that drove an electric motor. I assume the later aircraft are the same…I’ll check the AMM on the MD11 later tonight. The suitcase handles on the MD-11 are directly connected to the primary trim control val...

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by Horstroad
Thu Aug 12, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question For the Mechanics: Which Commercial Aircraft Have Been Easiest and Most Difficult For You to Work On?
Replies: 71
Views: 12812

Re: Question For the Mechanics: Which Commercial Aircraft Have Been Easiest and Most Difficult For You to Work On?

DL_Mech wrote:
The LAMM is a great manual. Just remember that it is not an updated manual to be used on the aircraft. :D

But there's the SSM which is an updated manual. It's 100% the LAMM, but digital and maintained by Boeing. Last revision date is 15 Jul 2021.

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by Horstroad
Fri Aug 06, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question For the Mechanics: Which Commercial Aircraft Have Been Easiest and Most Difficult For You to Work On?
Replies: 71
Views: 12812

Re: Question For the Mechanics: Which Commercial Aircraft Have Been Easiest and Most Difficult For You to Work On?

Don't forget to pull the fire bottle CBs if a 777 is left unpowered overnight... Yeah another great feature What happens if you are doing maintenance on a big jet and you happen to get "stuck" - like a system not behaving as expected, or a maintenance manual that gives unclear instruction...

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by Horstroad
Thu Aug 05, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question For the Mechanics: Which Commercial Aircraft Have Been Easiest and Most Difficult For You to Work On?
Replies: 71
Views: 12812

Re: Question For the Mechanics: Which Commercial Aircraft Have Been Easiest and Most Difficult For You to Work On?

Most difficult......hands down.... The DC-8 The overall engineering design of the aircraft was just bad. The DC-10/MD-10/MD-11/KC-10 and the DC-9 closely follow the -8 The easiest has to be the 777. Completely mechanic friendly, you just need a ladder for EVERYTHING. Depends. Lubrication for exampl...

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by Horstroad
Sat Jul 31, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD-11: Two types of outboard flap tracks fairings
Replies: 9
Views: 1259

Re: MD-11: Two types of outboard flap tracks fairings

Actually those are flap hinge fairings. The MD-11 flaps don't run on tracks* driven by ball screws like they do on the Boeings and Airbusses. The flaps are hinged at the lower part of those fairings. There's a hydraulic actuator in each of these fairings that drives the flaps during retraction and e...

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by Horstroad
Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SOP flap/slat movement on the DC-10
Replies: 21
Views: 1645

Re: SOP flap/slat movement on the DC-10

The flap handle (ok, technically I think it's the slat handle, but so long as the flap and slat handles are connected together in their normal config, let's consider it as one handle) does indeed drop into the detents, but it's not procedure to move the Dial-A-Flap selector while the flap/slat handl...

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by Horstroad
Fri Jul 23, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SOP flap/slat movement on the DC-10
Replies: 21
Views: 1645

Re: SOP flap/slat movement on the DC-10

The DC-10 pic you have is of a DC10-40 which would have been a NW aircraft. That is a very different set up than all the other operators. That's the only clear photograph of a DC-10 flap handle I could find online. Does anyone have one of the regular config? With regard to the Dial-A-Flap, the sele...

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by Horstroad
Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SOP flap/slat movement on the DC-10
Replies: 21
Views: 1645

Re: SOP flap/slat movement on the DC-10

The DC-10 Slats are pretty much the same thing, with the exception of the gap for the pylon. The dial a flap was an actual serrated wheel aft of the flap/slat lever. https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fi1.wp.com%2Fairwaysmag.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2016%2F08%2Fmd-80-ped...

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by Horstroad
Tue Jun 29, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lightning Strike on 777
Replies: 17
Views: 3611

Re: Lightning Strike on 777

it hit the middle of the wing, so I don't know if there has to be any inspections or anything. An inspection is always required. The damage has to be documented and assessed and repaired if required. On the 777 the lightning strike inspection consists of two phases. Phase two can be deferred for up...

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by Horstroad
Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo doors open inward or outward
Replies: 26
Views: 4023

Re: Cargo doors open inward or outward

extender wrote:
Main deck

Thanks. I missed that detail.

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by Horstroad
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo doors open inward or outward
Replies: 26
Views: 4023

Re: Cargo doors open inward or outward

In 26 years of Handling in one way or another, all I can remember is that all the main cargo doors on wide body’s open outwards. Some Electras had the door that opened like a 767/DC-10/L-1011 pax door. Where did theses doors go? On the main deck the pax doors disappear in the ceiling. But on the lo...

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by Horstroad
Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo doors open inward or outward
Replies: 26
Views: 4023

Re: Cargo doors open inward or outward

Then again you could theoretically built cargo doors to operate similar to the doors I suppose. Being slotted in place to make a plug type door while still opening outwards. Does any aircraft do this? Hmm... The B777 aft cargo door can be ordered in two variations. The large aft cargo door is basic...

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by Horstroad
Sun May 23, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Unexplained objects on UPS pushback tug tow bar
Replies: 25
Views: 5771

Re: Unexplained objects on UPS pushback tug tow bar

The cargo handling system is garbage though, in my opinion. When everything works, it's great of course. But as the PDUs can't be lowered (like they do on the MD-11 :P ), you're in trouble. Small tip : powering off remove power of course, but also breaking capability of the pdu ;) Same happen if yo...

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by Horstroad
Sun May 23, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Unexplained objects on UPS pushback tug tow bar
Replies: 25
Views: 5771

Re: Unexplained objects on UPS pushback tug tow bar

one need to realise that the two major operators of the MD11 never equipped them with PDUs on the main deck. Looking at numbers, it's safe to say around 90% of MD11s flying in the past decade were relying on muscle power on the main deck, close to 100% nowadays. it is a HUGE pain for ramp handlers....

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by Horstroad
Sun May 23, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Unexplained objects on UPS pushback tug tow bar
Replies: 25
Views: 5771

Re: Unexplained objects on UPS pushback tug tow bar

As mentioned above, the landing gears are anchor points for mooring. They are designed to keep the aircraft on the ground when heavy wind wants to move it around. If a tipping event happened during loading or unloading, the forces would increase gradually on the nose landing gear. There wouldn't be ...

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by Horstroad
Sat May 22, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Unexplained objects on UPS pushback tug tow bar
Replies: 25
Views: 5771

Re: Unexplained objects on UPS pushback tug tow bar

The nose gear has a tie down point, there is an strap attachment to that from each side. They are not red everywhere, maybe to indicate remove before flight. The MD-11 does not have special tie down points on the landing gears. According AMM for mooring the landing gear tow lugs are used. They seem...

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by Horstroad
Tue May 11, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777-200LR/300ER vs 777X common type rating
Replies: 12
Views: 2857

Re: 777-200LR/300ER vs 777X common type rating

Can a 77L/77W pilot be able to fly a 77X? OP asked for the flying part of the industry specifically... but I would like to share some things from that part that stays on the ground. For us technicians it's not a common type rating. There isn't a differences training course either. You'd have to go ...

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by Horstroad
Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Crashes of commercial flights due to pitot covers left on
Replies: 10
Views: 2670

Re: Crashes of commercial flights due to pitot covers left on

Blocked pitot probes isn't much of a problem and shouldn't result in a crash if they have been blocked before take off. You simply wouldn't see a speed increase during the take off roll and would abort. That's what the 80 or 100 knots callout is there for. Blocked static ports are a bit more tricky....

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by Horstroad
Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: F-S scale on the attitude indicator
Replies: 9
Views: 2382

Re: F-S scale on the attitude indicator

flyingturtle wrote:

My guess is "Fast - Slow", but that can't be...


Your guess is correct. It's an indication for the current air speed in relation to the speed set for the auto throttle / speed command system.

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by Horstroad
Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it possible to access the cargo compartment from the passenger compartment?
Replies: 52
Views: 12923

Re: Is it possible to access the cargo compartment from the passenger compartment?

A few years ago we had a weight savings program for our aircraft. They told us each kilogram removed from every aircraft in the fleet would save €30.000 per year. [...] I have not weighed the ladder assy on the A330/340 but I assume it's around 10kg or somewhere in that ballpark. Hello Horstroad, I...

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by Horstroad
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it possible to access the cargo compartment from the passenger compartment?
Replies: 52
Views: 12923

Re: Is it possible to access the cargo compartment from the passenger compartment?

Can't imagine that ladder set up weighs much. Does this insignificant weight actually matter that much in terms of fuel burn? A few years ago we had a weight savings program for our aircraft. They told us each kilogram removed from every aircraft in the fleet would save €30.000 per year. I'm not su...

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by Horstroad
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it possible to access the cargo compartment from the passenger compartment?
Replies: 52
Views: 12923

Re: Is it possible to access the cargo compartment from the passenger compartment?

We were once stuck on the tarmac in a 744, and somebody came into the cabin by way of the nose wheel and through a hatch on the cabin floor. Can anyone enlighten me how that worked? They came through the EE Bay access door that is aft of the nose gear. Climbed the integral ladder into the passenger...

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