Re: DC-9 hole

Date:         23 Apr 97 02:58:14 
From:         nw@ix.netcom.com (Neil Wagner)
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D Snow <dougie@mama.indstate.edu> wrote:

>I think the hole is an air inlet for the rudder load limiter.  I know that
>is not the official DC9 terminology for the device, but that is what the
>hole serves, I think.

The bellows that operates the rudder limiter takes air from an array
of slots just forward of the tailcone at about the 10:00 position on
the fuselage when looking forward.

The hole in question is the intake for the air conditioning pack heat
exchangers, and once it passes by the hot engine air is dumped
overboard.

Neil - nw@ix.netcom.com