Re: Boeing 777 Cabin Door

Date:         21 Mar 98 16:31:21 
From:         wb8foz@netcom.com (David Lesher)
Organization: NRK Clinic for habitual NetNews Abusers - Beltway Annex
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faurecm@halcyon.com (C. Marin Faure) writes:
>The 777 uses a translating door. In other words, instead of retracting
>into the cabin, pivoting, and then moving back out of the cabin like
>earlier Boeing airplanes (except the 767 which uses a door that moves
>straight up into the top of the cabin), the 777 door unplugs, moves
>straight out, and then moves to the side.  The outside of the door always
>faces out.  It is similar in operation to the door Airbus uses on some of
>their models.

But how does it DO that? I am picturing a tapered plug. Let's use
the manhole ^H^H^H Maintenance Hatchway cover analogy. It can not
fall into the hole since it is tapered. Is the 777 door also a
tapered plug?  How than, does it 'fall through'...?

Do I gather the 767 uses the L-1011 door approach? I always
regarded that as elegant and space efficient, although I hear they
would often stick due to airframe flexing. And no sheer pins
needed...

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