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Nosecone Snafu

Tue Aug 17, 2004 2:01 pm


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did someone botch the measurement for the painting of that nosecone? is that maybe a nose from a -200?

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RE: Nosecone Snafu

Tue Aug 17, 2004 2:15 pm

Nope, the cone was allready painted for another airplane before it was put on this one.

Pretty common, and not a big deal, especially on a cargo carrier, that doesn't worry about passegers freaking out if they see mismatched paint.

Northwest Orient has had one of their freighters comming in lately to ANC that has a nosecone painted for it's pax aircraft.

Been like that all summer.
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RE: Nosecone Snafu

Tue Aug 17, 2004 2:56 pm

i could care less about it, just was curious. aren't the fleets colors applied using standardised measurements?
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RE: Nosecone Snafu

Tue Aug 17, 2004 3:02 pm

I don't know specifically how an aircraft is painted first hand, but with the exception of the rudder which must be balanced before installation, it appears the painters start pretty much wherever they feel. Normally when I see a nose cone or nacelle, returned from repair, it is painted white, and flies that way for some time, until the airplane is down long enough for paint. Typically the painter will come out and mask the part on wing, then we (mechanics) will remove it and send it to the paint booth.
 
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RE: Nosecone Snafu

Tue Aug 17, 2004 3:19 pm

Not always.

Look at AS and their 737's


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Don't ask me why the -400 is so much lower then on the -200QC....Maybe to hide the door line  Confused
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RE: Nosecone Snafu

Tue Aug 17, 2004 7:03 pm

Very common if the dimensions arn't right then whenever the Radome is replaced,there is a chance of mismatch depending on the Design.However if its a temp replacement the original would be installed back soon to normalize the situation else,The paint job would be done soon.
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RE: Nosecone Snafu

Wed Aug 18, 2004 10:22 am

Cancidas,
I believe you mean....you COULDN'T care less.

Sorry, I couldn't resist.
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RE: Nosecone Snafu

Thu Aug 19, 2004 11:12 am

Perhaps, since he made the posting in the first place, what he meant was that he COULD care less...?  Wink/being sarcastic
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RE: Nosecone Snafu

Thu Aug 19, 2004 6:29 pm

i don't even know what i meant to say anymore. stop disecting my speach, you make me feel dumb that i didn't get it right the first time around!  Laugh out loud
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RE: Nosecone Snafu

Sun Aug 29, 2004 4:11 pm

Don't ask me why the -400 is so much lower then on the -200QC....Maybe to hide the door line

The reason why the -200s are higher is because if you put the titles on the -200 the same way the -400s are wearing them, you cant put "Alaska" on it completely...thats why they were raised to enable the aircraft to wear the "Alaska". The wing would block a part of the "Alaska" title... Does that make sense??
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RE: Nosecone Snafu

Sun Aug 29, 2004 5:35 pm

Yeah, makes sense, but then why didn't they just go ahead with the higher cheat lines on the -400's.

Seems it would conform a little better.
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RE: Nosecone Snafu

Mon Aug 30, 2004 3:04 am

Don't worry, Cancidas, 99% of people say "could care less" just like 99% say "ix cetera." Most people don't realize neither make sense.

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