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Evad Rellimhtug
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Reged: 08/31/01
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Re: DC-10 Air Tanker Tour
      10/25/08 10:32 PM

Quote:

Dawgsfer - re>>your photo of the Diesel 10's interior<<

Big without seats, isn't it?




Randy,
Boy, you're not not kidding. Like I said, you could play basket ball in
that thing! I forgot to take pictures of all the big steel plates bolted
to the floor just behind the cockpit for balance. I thought the placards
totaled to 16,000 lbs.

Pilot said they found that dropping the retardant at 150 kts works better
than the slower speed (135 I think...) they started out with in the
beginning. They like to drop at 200-300 agl but no more than 500. Said
you really got to watch the bank in that thing with those long wings and
trees below. The pilot that was talking to us was the infamous tree
trimmer. <g>

He also said that the thrust reversers were disabled and if you look
closely at the throttle quadrant you can see them safety wired so
they don't move. He said when they come back light they just don't need
them.

Turn around time on the ground is about 20 minutes and they leave #2
running for power instead of the APU.

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Best,
Evad

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* DC-10 Air Tanker Tour Evad Rellimhtug 10/25/08 08:11 PM
. * * Re: DC-10 Air Tanker Tour Joe Budge (W29)   10/26/08 08:03 AM
. * * DC-10 Air Tanker Tour Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]   10/25/08 09:59 PM
. * * Re: DC-10 Air Tanker Tour Randy Sohn   10/25/08 10:43 PM
. * * Re: DC-10 Air Tanker Tour Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]   10/26/08 06:49 AM
. * * Re: DC-10 Air Tanker Tour Richard Duxbury (Dux)   10/25/08 10:19 PM
. * * Re: DC-10 Air Tanker Tour Randy Sohn   10/25/08 08:20 PM
. * * Re: DC-10 Air Tanker Tour Evad Rellimhtug   10/25/08 10:32 PM
. * * Re: DC-10 Air Tanker Tour Randy Sohn   10/25/08 10:50 PM
. * * Re: DC-10 Air Tanker Tour Richard Duxbury (Dux)   10/25/08 11:33 PM
. * * Re: DC-10 Air Tanker Tour Terry Carraway   10/27/08 04:56 PM
. * * Re: DC-10 Air Tanker Tour Evad Rellimhtug   10/26/08 12:21 AM
. * * Re: DC-10 Air Tanker Tour Evad Rellimhtug   10/25/08 11:29 PM
. * * Re: DC-10 Air Tanker Tour Ralph Jones   10/25/08 11:19 PM
. * * Re: DC-10 Air Tanker Tour Tom Tyson [SUW]   10/26/08 07:26 AM
. * * Re: DC-10 Air Tanker Tour Ralph Jones   10/26/08 10:41 AM

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