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ORAC
1st Oct 2012, 08:48
Ares: Rolls-Royce RB.211 - Sheep Scarer Supreme (http://www.aviationweek.com/Blogs.aspx?plckBlogId=Blog:7a78f54e-b3dd-4fa6-ae6e-dff2ffd7bdbb&plckPostId=Blog%3a7a78f54e-b3dd-4fa6-ae6e-dff2ffd7bdbbPost%3abbe18637-b09e-4aa2-8d12-21019b72e6f5)


Heard the one about the amateur mechanic who took a Rolls-Royce RB.211-22B turbofan from a TWA Lockheed L-1011 and ran it in his backyard? Well you have now...

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Moments to cherish from this totally lunatic video are around 3:35 when you see the sheep in background going nuts and around 4:50 when the man with the ear defenders sticks his head into the inlet as the engine is winding down. Only in Britain...

nitpicker330
1st Oct 2012, 13:19
And why not...........:p

maliyahsdad2
1st Oct 2012, 13:29
But this seems scarier!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9J91Iq52Bk&feature=youtube

chksix
1st Oct 2012, 14:45
A FOD screen is missing. :eek:

EEngr
1st Oct 2012, 17:17
A copy of this is going to all my neighbors the next time they complain about the goings-on at my home machine shop.

broadreach
1st Oct 2012, 17:59
First thing I looked for was the anchoring. Right at the start of the second clip, "Uh oh....", and I thought the way the elderly gent in it went stage right for a fire extinguisher.

Total coincidence if both their names are Richard Head.

haejangkuk
2nd Oct 2012, 02:26
Moments to cherish from this totally lunatic video are around 3:35 when you see the sheep in background going nuts and around 4:50 when the man with the ear defenders sticks his head into the inlet as the engine is winding down. Only in Britain...

And I thought only third world hilly billies would do that!

Dan Winterland
2nd Oct 2012, 03:40
Seems reasonable behaviour to me.

Loose rivets
2nd Oct 2012, 05:25
There were helicopters - the big yellow ones with a ladder on the side - advertised in Exchange & Mart for 80 each, c 1964. Lads at the pub wanted to put it in my back garden. Access and space just about okay. Perhaps fortunately, the bloke wanted to sell all of them in one lot. There is no way it would have stood there for long.

broadreach
4th Oct 2012, 04:03
Msbbarratt: Don't forget the airbag. But do ensure it's put in the seat bottom so that in the case of an accidental meeting with a stray shopping cart our intrepid mechanic lives to try again with a bigger engine.

strikemaster82
5th Oct 2012, 10:01
Re the 'sheep scarer' - I wonder if he was running it on red diesel? :}:ok: