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747 with 5 engines

Old 16th Jun 2008, 19:59
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VC10 with it's sleek lookin' 5th Pod..
Good post! I've never seen that before. Are the hard points standard fit?
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Old 16th Jun 2008, 20:09
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Fifth pod carriage can cause unforseen problems. We were taking over a 744 on a transit through DEL a few years back to shuttle onwards to elsewhere in the subcontinent. It had come in carrying a fifth pod for another of our 400's which had landed in DEL a couple of days earlier on three. Unfortunately some of the pax going through on the aircraft to it's final destination see the fifth pod being taken off, and really dont like the idea of going flying with an engine "missing" Since they were non English speaking it took a little to convince them to stay onboard...
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Old 16th Jun 2008, 20:27
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777 trent fits in 747F , but pretty tight !! GE90 has to have fan case removed unless you've got an AN124 available. Have seen trents shipped on il76 's as well
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Old 17th Jun 2008, 21:24
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Forget: The holes are in place ready to take the mounting brackets, followed by clever contraption with integral hoist and man in white coat to turn the handle...

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Old 18th Jun 2008, 05:59
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&4s & 70s all had ability to 5th pod. Go to www.britishairtours.com click on pics & you'll see one our finest with a 5th pod, 'O' yup along with Skipper & clubs, now you'll see the real reason for the 5th pod, 'tis for the crews golf clubs!
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Old 18th Jun 2008, 11:02
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5th pod

hey green the first pic you posted is a 707 5th pod being built up very labour intensive ...but in them days we had a lot of people.....they dont 5th pod 744 engines any more most are built up at the scene and no one has the money to keep engines anymore thank god they dont blow up much now
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Old 18th Jun 2008, 13:04
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You can squeeze 313cms through the side-door as long as you're in between the actuators (not a problem for an engine since its round). At this height you will touch the insulation...
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Old 18th Jun 2008, 18:31
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Rim.. Thanks, ammended!
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Old 9th Feb 2019, 23:02
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https://www.flightradar24.com/blog/h...wing-of-a-747/

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Old 10th Feb 2019, 03:26
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74 Classic on Pratts. 5th pod inboard of #2, plastic template on the ASI (speed limitation), a bit of aileron trim (2 units?), max alt FL350, iirc.

That's going back more than 25 years, memory a bit hazy now...
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Old 10th Feb 2019, 07:10
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Originally Posted by green bean View Post
Forget: The holes are in place ready to take the mounting brackets, followed by clever contraption with integral hoist and man in white coat to turn the handle...

Was the man in the white coat stowed in the pod so that he could do the de-podding at the other end?



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Old 10th Feb 2019, 08:04
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My first ever overseas engine change was to the Seychelles on a BA 747-100 ..... took the spare engine out with us as a fifth pod .... took about an hour to drop into the stand .... great experience!
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Old 20th Feb 2019, 12:49
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Took a 5th Pod to JFK on the VC10 years ago - took it back the next day - -550B when they needed a -540 for a Standard.
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Old 20th Feb 2019, 22:28
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It's all very well saying these engines will fit a 747F. You are snookered if there are no offload facilities at destination. Been there A330 with a Trent failure in CUN had to get the AN whatever as it self loaded/unloaded down the ramp.
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