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Discussion in 'FAA News, Opinion and Articles' started by Rotorruss, Sep 6, 2019.

  1. Rotorruss

    Rotorruss Hangar Silver Member IV

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    Everett 757 Hangar Silver Member VII

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    Yes, it sure was a good thing it was only a test. :eek::eek:
     
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    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    A lot of set backs on this model. Was it designed in the states or did management try and save money and send it overseas?
     
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    Maybe I'm wrong, but I thought the new design was only the wings and engines. I thought the fuselage would remain aluminum.
    If I'm correct, then the cargo door design hasn't changed which worries me because that design is in service.
     
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    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    Maybe something went wrong with the test and they exceeded limitations?
     
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    Lord Leighton Hangar Gold Member I

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    Sounds like the first few DC-10s.
     
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    Everett 757 Hangar Silver Member VII

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    I remember about those DC-10 cargo doors.
     
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    Lord Leighton Hangar Gold Member I

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    Yeah, they weren't sealed from the inside to out. Askin for trouble there. Looks like they're gonna need to beef up the door frames on the 777X. The more the outward pressure, the harder they seal without failing.
     
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    Kevin Hangar Bronze Member IV

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    The first thing that came to mind for me was the DC-10 rear cargo door. But that was a new aircraft and design. Convair designed the rear cargo door for the DC-10 which since it wasn't plug type door had to meet stringent FAA specifications. (Which they probably did back then) Convair had designed the door with more latches and a hydraulic system to power it. In a request by American Airlines to simplify maintenance Douglas reduced the number of latches and made it an electrically powered door. Convair warned them that could lead to a failure and sure enough it did.

    So was the cargo door of the 777 changed from previous versions and this could be a possible design error or just a manufacturing fluke that can be detected and easily corrected. The endless problems at Boeing this is one of the last things they need.
     
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