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Old 8th Mar 2017, 00:53
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Project 737-200

We are moving two 737-200 aircraft from Perth Airport by road to York, Western Australia.

The aircraft will need to have the wings, horizontal and vertical stabilisers removed before loading onto the trucks.

Is there anyone here with experience in removing the wings of a 737-200?
We would appreciate any advice or assistance in this venture. A copy of the Aircraft Recovery Manual would be of assistance too.

For Further information, please see [url=http://www.737-200.com.au]


Many Thanks.
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Old 8th Mar 2017, 05:10
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Maybe have a chat to polytechnic at Jandakot. They took the other one and flew it. Might even offer to help with their trainees as an educational project?
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Old 8th Mar 2017, 05:11
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PS what is the project? Would be awesome if they turn into some sort of accomodation.
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Old 8th Mar 2017, 05:29
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If you push hard on one of the rudder pedals, the VS should fall off...
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Old 8th Mar 2017, 08:03
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Yes we are talking with PolyWest. They are being most helpful. Thanks
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Old 8th Mar 2017, 08:07
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Originally Posted by The Green Goblin View Post
PS what is the project? Would be awesome if they turn into some sort of accomodation.
TGG,
Once we have them established on site, one will be used for novelty accommodation. The other will be open to the public for inspection. We intend to let people see the bits and pieces your not normally allowed to, open up the doors, press buttons and make jet like noises. We will partially strip back some of the interior exposing the workings etc.
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Cool.

I bet Perth will be happy to see them gone. I was hoping someone would turn one into a 737NG cabin procedure trainer, like the one in an Auckland shed (was a rare -100).
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Suggest you talk to Bournemouth UK based European Aviation. They bought Sabena's entire 732 fleet in the late nineties and also set up Ozjet. They have dismantled many of these aircraft since (although I doubt that they've done a re-assemble) but have massive experience and capability on type and they have some seriously qualified and highly experienced engineers. Good luck - it looks like a great project !
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Old 8th Mar 2017, 13:18
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GG, I read that as "pyrotechnic" - clearly been watching too much Mythbusters!
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Old 8th Mar 2017, 13:45
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I would imagine that since the aircraft are obviously never going to fly again, the removal and reattachment could be fairly agricultural?
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Old 8th Mar 2017, 15:22
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Originally Posted by Goat Whisperer View Post
Cool.

I bet Perth will be happy to see them gone. I was hoping someone would turn one into a 737NG cabin procedure trainer, like the one in an Auckland shed (was a rare -100).
Speak to south metro TAFE at Jandakot, they are slowly converting the other Perth area to 737NG CP training.
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Old 9th Mar 2017, 03:38
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Stab and vertical stabiliser, easy peasy, it happens in heavy maintenance.

Wings? Memory a bit rusty but you should look at wing to fuselage attachment pins ( which will need a jackhammer to remove, or remove the gear, MLG beam and attack the hundreds of bolts on the wing to centre section joint - that is, if it isn't a Huckbolt swaged bolt.
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Old 9th Mar 2017, 05:14
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There is a huge guillotine thingy in the US at the bone yards.
For the wing....one drop and its off !!
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Old 11th Mar 2017, 07:26
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Chop the wings off, quicker and easier. Then just bolt them back on when at the destination.
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Old 11th Mar 2017, 21:23
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Engineer_aus is volunteering to "bolt them back on".
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Old 12th Mar 2017, 01:04
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Once we have them established on site, one will be used for novelty accommodation
Better still, if you want to make serious money for very little outlay, throw away the airframe and engines but save the cockpits including sheep skin covers on the seats, (sans the red back spiders breeding among the rudder pedals) and use them for MCC (Multi Crew Co-operation) courses. All you need extra is some fancy checklists with Boeing on them and charge $7000 per student per course.
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Old 12th Mar 2017, 01:09
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A37575 is volunteering to be the highly paid instructor.
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Old 16th Mar 2017, 13:30
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A37575 is volunteering to be the highly paid instructor
First thing we learned on RAAF Pilot course was NEVER volunteer for anything
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Old 16th Mar 2017, 13:35
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shoot us a PM, we've got the trucks and aviation blokes for it
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