Re: 747 forward cargo door

Date:         05 Dec 96 02:27:21 
From:         Jean.Ludovicy@ping.be (Jean Ludovicy)
Organization: EUnet Belgium, Leuven, Belgium
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"john r." <john@guava.demon.co.uk> wrote:


>The crew do not need to see the damage though I would be very suprised
>if they did not come out to look.
>Engineering would need access to the aircraft tech.log to make and clear
>entries, detailing damage and the fix. If you could feel the initial,
>and susequent, bashes it must have been of consequence. Its usually the
>metal seal strip on the door frame that gets damaged. The rubber seal is
>pressed against the metal seal by air pressure . This always leaks a
>little though a big leak is noisy and uses more fuel to maintain press.

I can't follow you John.
 How does the packs, wich are responsible for an eventuel increase in
fuel consumption, know that there is an additional air leak at the
cargo door.
Do I miss something?

John