Questions tagged [md-80]

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What triggers the trim horn and the “stabilizer motion” aural callout on the MD80?

I got conflicting or incomplete responses from various sources: There is an internal rate monitor looking to see the stabilizer is actually moving .08°/sec or -08°/sec. https://forums.tfdidesign....
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Aircraft Registration for 2015 Flight? [duplicate]

Back in 2015, I flew on 4 flights with Delta Airlines. I was too young to remember the registrations of each aircraft. Is it possible to look up the tail numbers if I have the date of the flights, ...
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What are the triggers of the MD-80's takeoff configuration warnings?

I'm helping develop sounds for a MD80 simulation and I've noticed the MD has up to 5 alarms that fire when you advance the throttle and the aircraft is not properly prepared for takeoff: "Beep beep ...
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How is the due date for landing gear replacement determined?

I want to know how calculate the due date of Boeing MD-83 Landing gear replacement (it is every 10 year or 20000 FC). Is it calculated from the installed date or shop visit date?
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Why is the MD-88's front starboard door smaller than its port one?

Having been on a few airplanes of the MD-80 family, I noticed that the front starboard doors of the planes were smaller than the ones on the port side. Why may this be the case? This may also be the ...
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What is this hole on the tail of an MD-88?

There's a little hole on the leading edge of the vertical stabilizer of this plane: What is that? What is its purpose? Thanks Source: Airliners.net
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Does the MD-80 seat layout affect the balance of the aircraft?

The MD-80 family has a 2-3 seat layout as seen in this image: Does the layout have any influence on the balance of the aircraft and if so what is used to balance out the weight? Image from seatguru....
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Why is the MD-80 magnetic compass behind the first officer's seat?

I was watching this video about the MD-83 magnetic compass and I found it interesting that it's designed the way it is. I'm not sure which of the airplanes in this series featured this strange ...
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Is there any way to tell the difference between MD-80 models?

When I was at the airport a month ago I spotted a McDonnell MD-80 and took a picture of it and was very interested in this historic aircraft. I looked up the specs and this is what turned up. The MD-...