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Forum: Jet Blast
17th Oct 2015, 17:37
Replies: 547
Views: 84,414
Posted By DevX

How will folks fare that have already had their...

How will folks fare that have already had their ECUs' tweaked to increase performance? Will VW be liable to cover the cost of the already purchased, but now useless remap and the subsequent cost of a...
11th Oct 2015, 21:03
Replies: 19
Views: 6,773
Posted By DevX

Dang! No tools? The missus will have to stay at...

Dang! No tools? The missus will have to stay at home then. :}
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Oct 2015, 22:31
Replies: 547
Views: 84,414
Posted By DevX

I've checked my MonteCarlo's VIN and it's one of...

I've checked my MonteCarlo's VIN and it's one of the naughty ones, but I won't be taking it in for any remedial work as I quite like it as it is. :E
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Oct 2015, 19:04
Replies: 21
Views: 1,873
Posted By DevX

Motorcycle megaphone baffle! His neighbour...

Motorcycle megaphone baffle!
His neighbour tossed it over the fence at the same time a plane flew overhead. :ok:
Forum: Tech Log
4th Oct 2015, 21:23
Replies: 23
Views: 6,597
Posted By DevX

Barit1, I've just read your post again, and I...

Barit1, I've just read your post again, and I quote: "........governors, one on each shaft, and either one may "take charge" to keep things within limits."
I think I misunderstood your terminology,...
29th Sep 2015, 22:34
Replies: 63
Views: 16,886
Posted By DevX

Another for the 787, 'Doomliner'.

Another for the 787, 'Doomliner'.
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Sep 2015, 17:01
Replies: 94
Views: 10,708
Posted By DevX

Hopefully he'll just 'disappear' one day. :E

Hopefully he'll just 'disappear' one day. :E
23rd Sep 2015, 10:12
Replies: 741
Views: 714,580
Posted By DevX

Good spot N1 Vibes, and your explanation is bob...

Good spot N1 Vibes, and your explanation is bob on.
I remember during the development phase of those old 524's, special measures were taken to avoid re circulation within the test beds for exactly...
19th Sep 2015, 21:55
Replies: 741
Views: 714,580
Posted By DevX

I would have thought they wanted a meeting with...

I would have thought they wanted a meeting with GE. :}
Forum: Tech Log
19th Sep 2015, 21:53
Replies: 7
Views: 2,727
Posted By DevX

Simply paint the glare shield white, job sorted!...

Simply paint the glare shield white, job sorted! :ok:
17th Sep 2015, 20:56
Replies: 22
Views: 15,810
Posted By DevX

Shouldn't you wing bedecked type people be using...

Shouldn't you wing bedecked type people be using the correct terminology here? I thought thudding, thumping and backfiring were exclusive terms for the ill informed gutter press.
It's a 'surge'...
13th Sep 2015, 05:35
Replies: 741
Views: 714,580
Posted By DevX

I'm well aware of the flash point of kero Ka-2b,...

I'm well aware of the flash point of kero Ka-2b, but that's not to say that it's guaranteed to combust every time at that point. In my personal experience of engine failures conditions have to be...
12th Sep 2015, 19:18
Replies: 741
Views: 714,580
Posted By DevX

Ka-2b pilot, you said, and I quote: ".....which...

Ka-2b pilot, you said, and I quote: ".....which caused a lot of fuel to leak out from somewhere, probably onto the ground where it then started to vaporise and subsequently ignited".
I was simply...
12th Sep 2015, 17:31
Replies: 741
Views: 714,580
Posted By DevX

Great pics, thanks. :ok:

Great pics, thanks. :ok:
12th Sep 2015, 17:16
Replies: 741
Views: 714,580
Posted By DevX

Ka-2b pilot, kerosene's vapour is not flammable...

Ka-2b pilot, kerosene's vapour is not flammable like petrol's is. ;)

dsc810, many years ago we had a reheated Spey let go of it's HP disc and it exited at 7-0-clock, chopped through the test...
Forum: Tech Log
11th Sep 2015, 23:53
Replies: 23
Views: 6,597
Posted By DevX

I agree with musthafagander, the FMU/HMU is...

I agree with musthafagander, the FMU/HMU is controlled by the EEC (Trent engines), so nothing to do with governors on shafts. ;)
10th Sep 2015, 23:20
Replies: 741
Views: 714,580
Posted By DevX

SeenItAll, surely the report means HP Turbine,...

SeenItAll, surely the report means HP Turbine, not HP compressor? In over 30 years of engine development test I've yet to see an uncontained HP compressor failure. In fact the only uncontained...
Forum: Tech Log
13th Jun 2015, 22:41
Replies: 6
Views: 2,228
Posted By DevX

Quote: "Gears are complicated, fallible lumps of...

Quote: "Gears are complicated, fallible lumps of suspect metal, with thousands of stress points..."

Strange then that every gas turbine has a gear box and an oil pump, all full of gears! :hmm:
...
Forum: Tech Log
8th May 2015, 13:06
Replies: 26
Views: 5,291
Posted By DevX

Quote by vilas: "The engines may surge and stall....

Quote by vilas: "The engines may surge and stall. It's futile discussion."

It's t'other way round. The airflow through the engine will be disrupted in severe side slip causing compressor stall...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th May 2015, 23:26
Replies: 757
Views: 112,383
Posted By DevX

QUOTE: "And BTW, I read the entire article, in...

QUOTE: "And BTW, I read the entire article, in the native Dutch.
Now a question for you: Did you miss the LAST sentence in the article? The one about the study that showed the "hoeveelheid giftige...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Apr 2015, 12:25
Replies: 757
Views: 112,383
Posted By DevX

QUOTE: " Plus there are multiple seals, so...

QUOTE: " Plus there are multiple seals, so multiple seals would have to fail simultaneously before it could enter the gas path. That's even a far more rare event. And in the great majority of cases,...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Apr 2015, 06:34
Replies: 757
Views: 112,383
Posted By DevX

Very droll rh200. :rolleyes:

Very droll rh200. :rolleyes:
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Apr 2015, 17:13
Replies: 757
Views: 112,383
Posted By DevX

At the risk of repeating myself to selective deaf...

At the risk of repeating myself to selective deaf ears: "Maybe some of our more erudite posters could enlighten me, and others, as to why engine manufacturers spend huge amounts of time & money...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Apr 2015, 11:05
Replies: 757
Views: 112,383
Posted By DevX

Tourist can't help it explorer61, some idiot gave...

Tourist can't help it explorer61, some idiot gave him a piece of their mind and he's held on to it. :}
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Apr 2015, 07:08
Replies: 757
Views: 112,383
Posted By DevX

Maybe some of our more erudite posters could...

Maybe some of our more erudite posters could enlighten me, and others, as to why engine manufacturers spend huge amounts of time & money investigating and trying to eradicate negligible amounts of...
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