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Old 10-22-2010, 05:49 AM   #1186
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Old 10-22-2010, 12:26 PM   #1187
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Old 10-22-2010, 12:45 PM   #1188
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I think the "MD-80" video (actually a DC-9 I think) came from some sort of certification testing. Looks like it may not have passed the test. Hope nobody was in the aft lavatories.

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Old 10-22-2010, 01:13 PM   #1189
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The MD80 video is indeed from flight testing, circa 1980 or so. You might be surprised how low the g-limits are for commercial aircraft.
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Old 10-22-2010, 02:31 PM   #1190
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Well I can tell you that for several years now I have personally been testing the landing gear strength of the DC-9 series and also the strength of runway pavement at airports around the country. I can report that they are both pretty sturdy. Those guys must have really pranged it on to break the tail off.
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Old 10-22-2010, 03:35 PM   #1191
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Well, that -80 has a pretty significant sink rate going on there. As you can see the main gear seemed to not go through the wings, so maybe that part passed with flying colors, although it appears the nose gear gave way since you can see considerable grinding-sparks towards the lower nose fuselage area.

What 9's do you fly? C-9's? Freight dog?, or NWA/Delta's remaining 30's?
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Old 10-22-2010, 04:20 PM   #1192
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Well, that -80 has a pretty significant sink rate going on there. As you can see the main gear seemed to not go through the wings, so maybe that part passed with flying colors, although it appears the nose gear gave way since you can see considerable grinding-sparks towards the lower nose fuselage area.

What 9's do you fly? C-9's? Freight dog?, or NWA/Delta's remaining 30's?
Makes you wonder if they had to modify the design as a result of that test.

I'm a redtail guy (now bluetail). We still have at least one -30 around, several -40's, and about thirty -50's.
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Old 10-22-2010, 06:04 PM   #1193
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Not to knock a Seattle product but you gotta love Douglas 3's, 6's, 8's, 9's, even (DC-MD) 10's,...in one form or another each of them are still working and presumably making money.
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Old 10-22-2010, 06:46 PM   #1194
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Yep, most of us DC-9 guys love the old gal. It's a dependable, honest plane and it's old school cool. Minimal automation, round dial instruments, VOR nav, JT8D engines and it's the only plane that's loud enough to set off car alarms in the employee parking lot when it takes off.


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Old 10-22-2010, 07:22 PM   #1195
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Old 10-22-2010, 08:02 PM   #1196
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In the way back time machine I acquired a bit of time in the tab 9 (20/30's), and they were old then. Really though, a HSI/RMI/maybe a FD and a little mental math, what else do you need? (Oh, and color radar).

I figure a sinle 40 year old DC9-30 that's still in passenger service would have (at 60% laod factor) carried 3.5 days of the US total airline passenger traffic at 2010 levels.

Yeah, I'm furloughed and as you can spend too much time on ADV rider but it beats aviation forums.

What sort of engine is that in a Rutan?
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Old 10-23-2010, 09:13 AM   #1197
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Old 10-23-2010, 07:32 PM   #1198
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Old 10-23-2010, 09:45 PM   #1199
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Old 10-23-2010, 09:47 PM   #1200
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In the way back time machine I acquired a bit of time in the tab 9 (20/30's), and they were old then. Really though, a HSI/RMI/maybe a FD and a little mental math, what else do you need? (Oh, and color radar).

I figure a sinle 40 year old DC9-30 that's still in passenger service would have (at 60% laod factor) carried 3.5 days of the US total airline passenger traffic at 2010 levels.

Yeah, I'm furloughed and as you can spend too much time on ADV rider but it beats aviation forums.

What sort of engine is that in a Rutan?
That's one of the racers from the Rocket Racing League.

http://www.rocketracingleague.com/

It was an idea that really never "got off the ground", so to speak.
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