Did you know?
Although each DC-10 brake weighs more than 350lbs, it can be changed in less time than it would to replace the brake pads on your car.
The DC-10-30 can hold its own weight in fuel.
A DC-10 main tire is inflated to approx. 200PSI. This pressure can exceed 250psi from heating after landing and braking.
Even after six hours on the ground, the engines and brakes will still be very warm to the touch.
Fully loaded, a DC-10 can still take off with one engine out.
The aircraft can fly pressurized at maximun altitude with two of its three air conditioning systems inoperative.
The cabin can be pressurized to more than 9psi differential. That means if the plane was pressurized on the ground, the internal cabin pressure is about 25psi
The bleed air used to pressurize and cool the cabin is more than 1000*F when bled from the engines.
A full load of fuel can cost upwards of a quarter-million dollars.
Each GE CF6-50C2 engine on the DC-10-30 is rated at 52,500lbs thrust - or 34,650 horsepower.
How do you get a spare engine to a far away destination?
Simply put a fourth engine on your DC-10 and haul it!