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And one nasty little thing is that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, which has an almost explicit prohibition on possessing explosives. For those of you who are at BCA [Boeing Commercial Airplanes], you might remember that every single door on an airplane has actuators that are triggered by explosives.
Originally posted by Danbones
if melted which it does at at relatively Low temps and mixed with water KaBoom
[edit on 10-6-2010 by Danbones]
[edit on 10-6-2010 by Danbones]
Passenger Entry Door and Slide Operation
Emergency evacuation slide and pneumatic door opening systems are provided for each passenger entry door. Each door system has enough power to open the door unassisted, even if the airplane is not level because of any landing gear collapse condition. A slide bustle in the lower face of the door contains the evacuation slide or slide raft (illustration shows door with bustle removed).
For normal operations, the slide must be disarmed before opening the door. Moving the mode select lever to DISARMED causes the slide girt bar to detach from the floor, the SLIDE light to extinguish [and] the mechanical SLIDE ENGAGED warning placard to retract.
When the door is disarmed the spring-loaded DISARMED placard will rotate down into view.
The emergency door opening system is armed when the mode select lever is in the ARMED position. This engages the slide girt bar and arms both the slide and the emergency door opening systems. The SLIDE light above the door illuminates and the slide placard extends out over the door-operating handle. Once armed, moving the interior door-operating handle to the open position unlocks the door and moves it inside to the cocked position. The door can then be pushed out through the door frame. The first outward movement of the door activates the emergency door opening system, which drives the door open, and the slide automatically deploys and inflates.
Note : If all electrical power to the aircraft is lost and only battery power remains, the SLIDE Lights WILL NOT illuminate, even if doors are armed.
A manual inflation handle can be pulled if the slide has not automatically inflated.
The emergency door opening system and the slide are automatically disarmed when the door is opened from the outside. If the mode select lever is in the ARMED position and the door is opened using the exterior door handle, the mode select lever automatically moves to DISARMED and the door opens without slide deployment.
The passenger door evacuation slides may are also be configured as rafts.
Also in this transcript is mentioned the illegal sale of aircraft to china that were outfitted with at QRS-11 guidance chip that has military applications. It is used in types of rockets I believe for remote guidance, I believe it also is applicable in commercial planes for remote guidance. I'm still trying to dig up info on the QRS-11 chip.
jet fuel wouldn't set the aluminum off ...