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Offline amelia242424

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DC-9 Dimensions
« on: January 10, 2014, 08:56:53 PM »
Hi, I am newer at this, I was wondering if anyone can tell me where I can find dimensional information for the front end of a DC-9 that I am about to build?
Specifically, the dimensions of the cockpit?


Any help with this information is appreciated so much..

Kristin
« Last Edit: January 10, 2014, 09:23:09 PM by amelia242424 »

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Re: DC-9 Dimensions
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2014, 05:14:55 PM »
Welcome!

Great to see a Diesel 9 builder on here! I'm in Minneapolis and was lucky enough to get to see Delta's farewell flights to the DC-9 earlier this week after almost 50 years of service. Of course, they've been doing non-scheduled flights still, but no more scheduled service. Sad to see her go, she was a great workhouse and MSP has always, at least through 2011, been lucky enough to get lots of DC-9s.

Unfortunately, I have no DC-9 dimensions. You might consider looking at eBay for throttle quadrants, I know there are several MD-80 quadrants up for sale which, although newer than the DC-9, have the same dimensions, I believe, and the levers are the same too. I got my real 757 TQ on eBay and it's a decision I would STRONGLY recommend to any builder. Nothing can beat the feel of the real thing.

Keep us posted with your progress and pictures are always welcomed!

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Re: DC-9 Dimensions
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2014, 08:08:16 PM »
Thanks Matt,

Well since it's hard to find dimensions, I went ahead and made arrangements to head down to Mojave.  I will be driving down on the 17th, and on the 19th, I have 1.5 hours to get all measures and pictures that are needed.  I believe it will be off of a DC-9-31.  Then I will build the frame from wood, and on we go.

Kristin

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Re: DC-9 Dimensions
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2014, 08:29:05 PM »
What about this page?

http://www.md80project.dk/portal/forum_topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=92&FORUM_ID=35&CAT_ID=12&Forum_Title=MD-80+Project+related&Topic_Title=Cockpit+dimensions

Lots of info in here. May even be a work in progress? Some similarities to the DC-9.
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Re: DC-9 Dimensions
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2014, 08:35:23 PM »
Great link there. The MD-80 cockpits, as far as I can tell, are nearly identical in size and measurements as the DC-9's, afterall the first MD-80s were DC-9-80 series. Avionics are really the only major difference I think...

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Re: DC-9 Dimensions
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2014, 09:06:06 PM »
This would be a great build Kristen and I look forward to seeing your progress. Please post pictures as you go.   Back in the 90s when I flew as an FE in P-3s out of NAS Glenview there was a VR squadron (VR-51) that shared the tarmac with us (VP-60 & VP-90). They flew the C-9Bs which essentially were DC-9s.   

Best regards and welcome to CB.

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Re: DC-9 Dimensions
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2014, 03:12:47 AM »
Welcome Kristin!

Good luck with the DC-9!  Always nice to see how people tackle the projects that don't have readily available information.  Mojave?  It looks like you are going straight to GO and collecting $200 on the way!  I wish I could work in the opportunity to spend the day there measuring and taking photos!

Keep us up to date and stay active in the forum.  It's a great place to hang out.
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Re: DC-9 Dimensions
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2014, 04:34:11 PM »
You would change your mind quickly when you enter an old aircraft that sits in the heat of the desert. I have done it and if you are not careful you will pass out before you get out.  Pete and I have both been thru that experience. Bring lots of water and a maybe even a dust mask. Take pictures of everything.

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Re: DC-9 Dimensions
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2014, 12:23:57 AM »
While I'm there I may also possibly, have access to a DC-8.  Should i measure it as well?


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Re: DC-9 Dimensions
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2014, 02:00:24 AM »
Be mindful of Black Widow Spiders because old airplanes are great homes for them to reside in...
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Re: DC-9 Dimensions
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2014, 02:23:39 AM »
i'll stick with a dc9, i'm not risking it for a dc-8. lol, don't really want a dc8 sim anyway.

Kristin

 

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