Moderators: richierich, ua900, PanAm_DC10, hOMSaR

 
User avatar
HAWK21M
Topic Author
Posts: 30120
Joined: Fri Jan 05, 2001 10:05 pm

B752 Tow Points

Fri May 19, 2006 6:23 pm

Apart from the Tow points on the Front of the NLG & Front & Aft of the MLG.
Are there any B752/53s with optional Aft NLG tow points.
regds
MEL
I may not win often, but I damn well never lose!!! ;)
 
dl757md
Posts: 1483
Joined: Mon May 24, 2004 9:32 am

RE: B752 Tow Points

Fri May 19, 2006 8:35 pm

All of ours at Delta have aft NLG tow points. We never use them though at least not that I've seen.

DL757Md
757 Most beautiful airliner in the sky!
 
Buzz
Posts: 694
Joined: Sun Nov 21, 1999 11:44 pm

RE: B752 Tow Points

Fri May 19, 2006 9:12 pm

Hi Hawk21M, Buzz here. At UAL there are empty holes to attach the tow lug but I've never seen it used. I'm guessing that it would be handy in a short hanger where there isn't a door for the tug to escape: push from underneath.
g'nite
 
User avatar
fr8mech
Posts: 8166
Joined: Mon Sep 26, 2005 9:00 am

RE: B752 Tow Points

Fri May 19, 2006 9:16 pm

Ours have the fitting also. The only aircraft I've ever towed from beneath was the B747.
When seconds count, the police are minutes away, or may not come at all.
It’s hard to win an argument with a smart person, but it’s damn near impossible to win an argument with a stupid person. ~B. Murray
Ego Bibere Capulus, Ut Aliis Sit Vivere
 
cancidas
Posts: 3985
Joined: Thu Jul 03, 2003 7:34 am

RE: B752 Tow Points

Sun May 21, 2006 11:57 am

have seen the concorde towed from beneath, but that and the 744 is about it.
"...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
 
User avatar
HAWK21M
Topic Author
Posts: 30120
Joined: Fri Jan 05, 2001 10:05 pm

RE: B752 Tow Points

Sun May 21, 2006 6:56 pm

Quoting Buzz (Reply 2):
I'm guessing that it would be handy in a short hanger where there isn't a door for the tug to escape: push from underneath

Your guess could be right.There does not seem to be another reason,especially having fore/Aft lugs on MLG too.
Any NDT check on these Tow points as Scheduled checks.
regds
MEL
I may not win often, but I damn well never lose!!! ;)
 
VC-10
Posts: 3552
Joined: Tue Oct 26, 1999 11:34 am

RE: B752 Tow Points

Sun May 21, 2006 9:09 pm

Hawk, isn't this the sort of thing that you should have asked on your recent type course?
 
User avatar
fr8mech
Posts: 8166
Joined: Mon Sep 26, 2005 9:00 am

RE: B752 Tow Points

Sun May 21, 2006 10:13 pm

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 5):
There does not seem to be another reason

Towing from below offers more control when working with relatively heavier aircraft. I found that the movement was smoother and more predictable.
When seconds count, the police are minutes away, or may not come at all.
It’s hard to win an argument with a smart person, but it’s damn near impossible to win an argument with a stupid person. ~B. Murray
Ego Bibere Capulus, Ut Aliis Sit Vivere
 
AvionicMech
Posts: 308
Joined: Mon Jan 24, 2005 7:28 am

RE: B752 Tow Points

Mon May 22, 2006 5:50 am

We have the rear tow point on all of our 757 and 767 aircraft here at BY or should I now say TOM. The only time we use it is when the aircraft is coming into our hangar for the reason mentioned above, we have no room for the tug to get out from the front after bringing the ship in.

Another thing which is good about having two tow points was found out a few months ago, that is that if the front tow lug gets broken on a push back the rear lug can be unbolted and put on the front, without taking a major delay looking for parts. But then before the aircraft was due its next hangar check a new rear lug had to be fitted.
 
User avatar
HAWK21M
Topic Author
Posts: 30120
Joined: Fri Jan 05, 2001 10:05 pm

RE: B752 Tow Points

Mon May 22, 2006 2:11 pm

Quoting VC-10 (Reply 6):
Hawk, isn't this the sort of thing that you should have asked on your recent type course

Since you asked.......
You think i did not.
The Instructor's answer was We not sure.But would get back.Im awaiting a reply.

Are you saying that this question cannot be asked out here.Remember some questions also arise after the course is completed & is cleared only with Experience on the type which comes with time.

Asking a question out here still get replies from Experienced Mx personnell who are willing to share their Knowledge whom I respect them for that.  Smile


regds
MEL
I may not win often, but I damn well never lose!!! ;)

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: MohawkWeekend and 27 guests

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos