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Old 06-08-2009, 08:27 AM   #211
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Pity it all comes to an end tomorrow. I'm out with another 2800 this week. That'll make 6,800 let go since January.

shit bro. sorry.
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Old 06-08-2009, 09:53 AM   #212
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Didn't realize they use DC10s for refueling.

What's the difference between them and the KCs?
KC-135s have 4 engines, KC-10s have 3









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Old 06-08-2009, 02:14 PM   #213
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A KC10 can carry around 350,000 pounds of "transfer fuel" while a KC135 can carry 120,000 pounds of "transfer fuel". The KC10 can also carry more cargo, and it does it all with one less engine.

transfer fuel = the amount of fuel they can give away...
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Old 06-08-2009, 02:30 PM   #214
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A KC10 can carry around 350,000 pounds of "transfer fuel" while a KC135 can carry 120,000 pounds of "transfer fuel". The KC10 can also carry more cargo, and it does it all with one less engine.

transfer fuel = the amount of fuel they can give away...
Wow.

Is that possible because of the larger diameter fuselage of the KC10?

I've seen both in person (though not together) and the 10 seems smaller.
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Old 06-08-2009, 05:57 PM   #215
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Wow.

Is that possible because of the larger diameter fuselage of the KC10?

I've seen both in person (though not together) and the 10 seems smaller.
The _10 is both longer and bigger in diameter, next time I get a chance I'll get a picture of them side by side.

Both of these are based on commercial aircraft the KC135 is based on a B707, and the KC10 is based on the DC10. The B707 first flew in 1957, and the DC10 in 1970, so there were serious advances in engineering between the two aircraft resulting in greater capabilities for the KC10.
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Old 06-09-2009, 09:45 AM   #216
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The _10 is both longer and bigger in diameter, next time I get a chance I'll get a picture of them side by side.

Both of these are based on commercial aircraft the KC135 is based on a B707, and the KC10 is based on the DC10. The B707 first flew in 1957, and the DC10 in 1970, so there were serious advances in engineering between the two aircraft resulting in greater capabilities for the KC10.

The DC-10 is a nice plane, but got a bad rep. Airline cracked a pylon by ignoring maintenance procedures, engine fell off, airline didn't purchase backup warning systems for the copilot, and it gets the worst reputation ever.

FedEx loves the heck out of 'em though.


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Old 06-09-2009, 07:58 PM   #217
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The DC-10 is a nice plane, but got a bad rep. Airline cracked a pylon by ignoring maintenance procedures, engine fell off, airline didn't purchase backup warning systems for the copilot, and it gets the worst reputation ever.

FedEx loves the heck out of 'em though.


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Had a ticket for that flight (191) but was late and missed it. Made the next flight, another DC-10.

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Old 06-10-2009, 12:31 AM   #218
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Had a ticket for that flight (191) but was late and missed it. Made the next flight, another DC-10.

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Old 06-10-2009, 01:33 PM   #219
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Yeah, I consider that my lottery ticket win.

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Old 06-10-2009, 07:12 PM   #220
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Saw a unique float plane today

Check out this Cessna 206T. It has a 420 hp turbine engine, composite amphib floats and a glass panel. Very cool. Only two others like it and I can $ee why.





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Old 06-10-2009, 08:40 PM   #222
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The DC-10 is a nice plane, but got a bad rep. Airline cracked a pylon by ignoring maintenance procedures, engine fell off, airline didn't purchase backup warning systems for the copilot, and it gets the worst reputation ever.

FedEx loves the heck out of 'em though.


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Didn't they have a cargo door latching problem, too? Or am I thinking of the L1011?
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Old 06-10-2009, 10:31 PM   #223
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Yeah, I consider that my lottery ticket win.

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No kidding, man.
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Old 06-10-2009, 10:39 PM   #224
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Didn't they have a cargo door latching problem, too? Or am I thinking of the L1011?
DC-10, I remember that one.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish...nes_Flight_981
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