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Hard Points On Airframe Question?

Sat Oct 16, 2004 11:21 am

I understand there are hard points for lifting the airframe off the ground to get access to gear etc but my question is: are these hard points hidden behind doors? (if so,is this what is evident in below picture?).

Also,on the top surface on the 757 wing,i have noticed a ring structure as if a wire can be attached to it? what is its function? another hardpoint?..i couldnt find a picture of it in the database.


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RE: Hard Points On Airframe Question?

Sat Oct 16, 2004 11:30 am

Jacking points or pads as they are sometimes called are not usually hidden by doors. They may have covers or a bolt installed to keep out FOD. The "door" you see in the picture is actually the aft portion of the flap track fairing.

The ring you've seen on the 757 wing is for connecting a safety harness for fall protection during mtc.

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RE: Hard Points On Airframe Question?

Sat Oct 16, 2004 12:45 pm

Sometimes for worker safety, sometimes a laynard attach point for the overwing life rafts.
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RE: Hard Points On Airframe Question?

Sat Oct 16, 2004 1:37 pm

I guess this ship had a lot of hours or cycles in his logbook, I can't find it... already 20 years for this 757, time is going by fast !
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RE: Hard Points On Airframe Question?

Sat Oct 16, 2004 1:56 pm

Thanks guys for the info. Excellent!

MrFord...Not sure if you saw this in the database (look below) but she is not going anywhere from OPF under her own power...ever...:-(


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RE: Hard Points On Airframe Question?

Sun Oct 17, 2004 2:59 am

Hey, why did they remove some pieces of the fuselage?
I though all the metal was taken apart in one time.

Or is it just the beginning of the metal scraping process?
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RE: Hard Points On Airframe Question?

Sun Oct 17, 2004 7:07 pm

The areas that were removed had doors. They may have been cut out to make training equipment for flight attendents or mechanics.

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