Naked TriStar!

Naked TriStar!

Postby Charles022 on Tue 02 Aug 2011, 8:23 pm

Evening all,

Seen here departing from a rainy Manchester Airport (MAN) this afternoon was ZD950.

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Cheers for looking

C+C welcomed!
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Re: Naked TriStar!

Postby DamienB on Tue 02 Aug 2011, 8:27 pm

Cool as!

What's the story behind this then? I am resisting the obvious joke about visiting Manchester and getting your paint nicked.
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Re: Naked TriStar!

Postby bigfatron on Tue 02 Aug 2011, 8:40 pm

The second shot is a peach. I'm also intrigued to know what the story with this was!
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Re: Naked TriStar!

Postby RichPittman on Tue 02 Aug 2011, 8:43 pm

All look very nice.

I'm intrigued as well as the last 2 posters :yahoo:
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Re: Naked TriStar!

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Tue 02 Aug 2011, 8:44 pm

Looks great - interesting post!
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Re: Naked TriStar!

Postby Charles022 on Tue 02 Aug 2011, 8:45 pm

Cheers for the comments lads.

It came to MAN to have its paint stripped for a C - check at Cambridge. (which is where it departed to)
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Re: Naked TriStar!

Postby Domvickery on Tue 02 Aug 2011, 8:47 pm

Charles022 wrote:Cheers for the comments lads.

It came to MAN to have its paint stripped for a C - check at Cambridge. (which is where it departed to)


Whats a C - check?
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Re: Naked TriStar!

Postby lev67 on Tue 02 Aug 2011, 9:14 pm

Charles022 wrote:Cheers for the comments lads.

It came to MAN to have its paint stripped for a C - check at Cambridge. (which is where it departed to)


Good stuff Charles, #2 is superb. Coming back to MAN for painting after the checks?
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Re: Naked TriStar!

Postby Kenny on Wed 03 Aug 2011, 8:16 am

Domvickery wrote:Whats a C - check?


From Wikipedia:
'C Check

This is performed approximately every 15–21 months or a specific amount of actual Flight Hours (FH) as defined by the manufacturer. This maintenance check is more extensive than a B Check, as pretty much the whole aircraft is inspected. This check puts the aircraft out of service and until it is completed, the aircraft must not leave the maintenance site. It also requires more space than A and B Checks - usually a hangar at a maintenance base. The time needed to complete such a check is generally 1-2 weeks. The schedule of occurrence has many factors and components as has been described, and thus varies by aircraft category and type.'

Fantastic pics! Love the climb out one
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Re: Naked TriStar!

Postby Cking on Wed 03 Aug 2011, 8:27 am

The "Three hedded ulcer" has a terrible reputation for corrosion so getting all the paint off will help in the inspections for this. Also They have had quite a few paint jobs since joining the airforce. I don't suppose that they would have stripped them down to bare metal each time they re painted them so removing the lot will save some weight.

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Re: Naked TriStar!

Postby Kenny on Wed 03 Aug 2011, 8:30 am

I guess one of the reasona the 1011 was removed from airline service was because of the lack of doors compared to the amount of passengers. Plus it's safety record
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Re: Naked TriStar!

Postby Arthur Tee on Wed 03 Aug 2011, 8:36 am

Kenny wrote: Plus it's safety record


Was it that bad? I'm no expert - but wasn't it the DC-10 that took all the flak from the press - and there's still a few of them in service?

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Re: Naked TriStar!

Postby Kenny on Wed 03 Aug 2011, 8:44 am

Lots more fatalities and hull loss from the DC-10, so yes. Still a fair amount for the 1011 though :sad:

As of August 2008, the L-1011 was involved in 56 incidents, including 11 hull-loss accidents, with 534 fatalities.
As of February 2011, the DC-10 was involved in 56 incidents, including 31 hull-loss accidents, with 1,261 fatalities.

Most in service now are the MD-11 which is only slightly better
As of November 2010, the MD-11 has been involved in 13 incidents, including eight hull-loss accidents, with 235 fatalities.
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Re: Naked TriStar!

Postby mcmonstro on Wed 03 Aug 2011, 8:22 pm

I was wondering what the story behind this was, and I log on the board and all is anwsered!
Was in the viewing park that afternoon myself for my first visit (orange BMW bike) and got wet too!

Great photos, the spray certainly makes the shot!
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Re: Naked TriStar!

Postby chrisward123 on Thu 04 Aug 2011, 7:47 am

Great and Interesting Shots!

Christian :clap:
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Re: Naked TriStar!

Postby Hawkkeeper on Sat 06 Aug 2011, 9:02 pm

very unusual to see any airframe fly without a coat of primer or other quick remove finish, even for a short trip.
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