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6th Sep 2016, 08:25
I wonder what state the shaft bearings will be in? There used to be a requirement for air suspension on the truck and trailer as a minimum. Not sure if the engine is aircraft or marine or power generation.

Truck loses load - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-06/truck-loses-load/7819952)

6th Sep 2016, 08:40
Well, it has the fan module attached, so it's not likely to be an LM6000 marine/power variant of the CF6.
It's hard to believe what some carriers think they can get away with.

6th Sep 2016, 08:48
Another report says it's an A330 engine destined for the RAAF:

A330 jet engine slides off truck near Sydney Airport, causing traffic disruption (http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/a330-jet-engine-slides-off-truck-near-sydney-airport-causing-traffic-disruption-20160906-gra0v7.html)

Lead Balloon
6th Sep 2016, 09:01
Well there's your problem right there, Earl: Your truck's pointing in the wrong direction.

No chicken salt for my chips? I'm going aeronautical on yo ass, takeaway shop.

Once we get this baby arked up, these Cootamundra wattles are toast.

6th Sep 2016, 09:08
Says RAAF on the cover>>

6th Sep 2016, 09:56
I wonder if there will be any follow up on this engine once it is delivered to its happy owner.

6th Sep 2016, 11:47
I'm sure I passed this engine sitting on the tarmac at Sydney International freight. An expensive way to slow traffic in Sydney.

6th Sep 2016, 11:52
It will be fine!

It survives 2.5G landings hanging off a wing, how bad will it be sliding of the side of a truck?:sad:

compressor stall
6th Sep 2016, 13:10
So why have the letters RAAF under the caution sign been photoshopped out on the ABC link above?

They were there on the fb page of the nsw police....

Edit. It seems the police have changed it. It's visible unedited on a share of their fb page this afternoon, but when you go to their page now, the same photo is blanked out with a yellow box.

6th Sep 2016, 20:25
It survives 2.5G landings hanging off a wing, how bad will it be sliding of the side of a truck?

It's the sudden high frequency impact that does the damage - and that may be a lot more then a 2.5g. The critical issue, I think, is whether the shaft bearings have been Brinelled.

"Brinelling /ˈbrɪnəlɪŋ/ is the permanent indentation of a hard surface. It is named after the Brinell scale of hardness, in which a small ball is pushed against a hard surface at a preset level of force, and the depth and diameter of the mark indicates the Brinell hardness of the surface.

6th Sep 2016, 20:29
Insurance will cover the engine, but not the drivers job.
Very expensive lesson re securing a load.

Pappa Smurf
6th Sep 2016, 23:01
Probably would have got away with the wrong straps if he had wooden beams or old tyres between the engine frame and the trucks steel tray.
Metal on metal is asking for trouble.

6th Sep 2016, 23:48
Used to be a specialist load moving engines like that, as someone in this or another post mentioned, air suspension trailers - etc.

I know we beat them to death in the aeroplane and subject them to some punishing loads but I am not sure I would want that engine hanging off the wing of my aeroplane until it was properly checked out.

Unfortunately it looks like a MRTT engine so the poor sods who will have to deal with an engine failure if it eventuates will undoubtedly be loaded to the gunwales with fuel. It will be one of those things that happens in 5-6 years time when something that originated with the shock of the fall grows into a failure.