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BillHicksRules
2nd Feb 2006, 12:46
http://www.airliners.net/open.file/783444/M/

Dear all,

Who can explain this pic?

Cheers

BHR

Zoom
2nd Feb 2006, 12:49
It's a big spotlight for night landings when the radar is u/s.

G-CPTN
2nd Feb 2006, 12:51
Helps with crosswinds.

HowlingWind
2nd Feb 2006, 12:59
Dangerously assuming this might be a serious post, that's how spare engines are ferried from point A to point B. At point B presumably there is a three-engined bird awaiting a power plant.

steinycans
2nd Feb 2006, 13:05
looks like it is producing power

(can't you see the condensation?)

cyclicmicky
2nd Feb 2006, 13:07
Somebody stuffed a football up its hooter:uhoh:

Onan the Clumsy
2nd Feb 2006, 13:09
I've seen similar pic for engines being ferried and also similar pics for engines being tested. Used to be a B17 with a turboprob in the nose I believe

Stranded-Tech
2nd Feb 2006, 13:22
Boeing call this system Fifth Podding it was very common when the 747 was introduced into service as the JT9D engine would not fit into 707 DC8 freighters.The 707 has the same system.

BillHicksRules
2nd Feb 2006, 13:41
BD,

Yah spoilsport!!!

:suspect: :suspect: :suspect:

cheers

BHR

GearDown&Locked
2nd Feb 2006, 14:20
It seems someone forgot to take off the condomn...

BlueDiamond
2nd Feb 2006, 14:50
Sorry darls ... I'll delete so you can still make your inquiries. :ok:

Capt.KAOS
2nd Feb 2006, 14:51
Fog lights option.

zarniwoop
2nd Feb 2006, 15:02
It's actually the new ChavLiner with the optional MegaBass subwoofer fitted

ExSimGuy
2nd Feb 2006, 15:18
The real explanation . . .

There's one on the other side too. Aer Lingus has been contracted to test the Trent 900 in-flight, as part of RR's testing efforts to beat to the post Engine Alliance's GP7200 offering.

The Trent 900s are installed, just two on the 747, and the 747's four engines are powered back to ground idle in order to test (safely) the pair of Trents.

The in-board location of the engines (the Trents) also has the advantage of a much reduced yaw on the aircraft in the event of a failure - a lesson we learned back in the days of the Comet and VC-10. It is rumoured that this may be a feature of the next-generation Airbus short-hop 2-engine aircraft. (you heard it here first :ok )

West Coast
2nd Feb 2006, 15:22
Proof Ireland possessed WMD. Its obviously a bomb.

Jerricho
2nd Feb 2006, 15:45
I was told Aer Fungus were getting sick of people shining lasers etc into cockpits.......now, with that sucker there, they get their own back.

Marvin the Robot
2nd Feb 2006, 15:55
The clue is in the writing below the photo?

Unusual sight of a five-engined 747! (spare engine tucked under it's wing with a streamlined cone to reduce drag)

BOAC
2nd Feb 2006, 16:02
Cunningly hidden, eh Marvin?:)

ExSimGuy
2nd Feb 2006, 16:18
This design also used on flights ex-UK to LOS and from the Mid-East to Pakistan or Philippines, to give the take-off thrust needed with all the excess baggage and over-weight carry-ons :E

con-pilot
2nd Feb 2006, 19:22
Everybody knows that the fifth engine is only used for takeoff, then jettisoned after the aircraft reaches 10,000 feet.

Sometimes the parachute doesn't open and that is what causes potholes in the roadway.:E

Dangerously assuming this might be a serious post, that's how spare engines are ferried from point A to point B. At point B presumably there is a three-engined bird awaiting a power plant.

Is correct, but not near as much fun:)

airship
2nd Feb 2006, 20:00
It's a conspiracy I tell ya... :suspect:

sgsslok
3rd Feb 2006, 02:42
NONONONONO!! They mounted the engine wrong.... it was supposed to be backwards, and there's another one on the other side...

it's a new configuration so that the plane can land on a 2000 foot runway......


Lok

Phil Hudson
3rd Feb 2006, 03:14
it's a new configuration so that the plane can land on a 2000 foot runway.....
Lok

They're using this setup now. :8

http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/7043/reversethrust5ta.jpg

ExSimGuy
3rd Feb 2006, 04:09
Another feature of this rig is that they can put no.5 on full power, with the reversers in, for STOL or hot & high :E

Loose rivets
3rd Feb 2006, 04:49
It's an ovipositor mate.

now, who was it that said that? clue...early 60's

Buster Hyman
3rd Feb 2006, 07:50
It's a Shoo-Roo for Leprechauns!:ok:

chuckT
3rd Feb 2006, 08:30
It is a device for creating chemtrails
( its an Irish conspiracy :cool: )

MReyn24050
6th Feb 2006, 16:47
Nothing new. The RAF were doing it with Vickers Victoria IIIs in the early 1930s.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c67/sabamel/Aircraft/TransportingSpareEngines.jpg
A Victoria III with a spare Napier Lion engine carried in a cradle beneath the lower wing centre section.

jon s gull
7th Feb 2006, 03:55
The clue is in the writing below the photo?

In a preemptive flash of brilliance the white pod also carries the engineer for in flight replacement.

Avtrician
7th Feb 2006, 08:42
Tis a siren, used to pull over speed planes:E:E:oh:

Or the new sub woofer for the entertainment system.

jabberwok
7th Feb 2006, 11:04
Nah.. it's a megaphone tied up to the TCAS. On a TCAS alert it plays an automated recording to "GET OUT OF THE BL**DY WAY!"

strafer
7th Feb 2006, 16:30
Because Ireland are no longer in the world cup, they are determined to become world champions at air polo.

Lord Snot
7th Feb 2006, 16:46
"It started out as a wart on my @rse..."