Re: MD-80: Lawn Dart or Efficient Design?

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Date:         21 Oct 96 02:29:21 
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The B-727 APU is mounted in the left wheel well. The intake is through the
wheel well and the exhaust is a port on top of it. The good news is that
is saves a lot of plumbing for fuel, hot air, and electricity. The bad
news is that if you forget to turn it off prior to takeoff, the passengers
get treated to a real pretty purple flame shooting out of the top of the
gear well as it starves for air.