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Random Air Turbine (RAT)

Old 4th Sep 2000, 17:29
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Wink Random Air Turbine (RAT)

Hi pilots,
is someone out there who has a link to a website showing pictures or drawings of the RAT?
THX in advance!

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Old 4th Sep 2000, 18:13
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Oh for gods sake..................Its RAM, not random............Who lets these people in????????

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Old 4th Sep 2000, 18:56
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Random - hmmmm - it does paint a picture, though, doesn't it?

 
Old 4th Sep 2000, 20:04
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www.ramgen.com
 
Old 4th Sep 2000, 20:13
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Ummmm - that's not a RAT - that's a gas turbine engine.
 
Old 4th Sep 2000, 20:25
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Umm- well the manufacturer calls it a Ramjet engine and appeared to me to differentiate it from a gas-turbine engine. So if you are right, tell them as well as us !!!
 
Old 4th Sep 2000, 21:53
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The Ram Air Turbine is a airstream driven generator that drops from the bottom of an Airbus fuselage to provide emergency power in the event of both engine driven generators failing.
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Old 4th Sep 2000, 23:17
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http://www.hamiltonsundstrandcorp.co...a/spacesea.htm

Airbus? They used to drop(randomly)from the bottoms of Vulcans as well.
 
Old 4th Sep 2000, 23:23
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B757 & 767 use then too,
jolly useful they are too..
check out the canadian incident when
a 767 ran out of fuel,
the RAT provides essential hydraulic
pressure to maitain flight control
authority, which is really rather a nice thing to have when the donkeys have just quit
& the hyd' press' is falling !!!

thumbs up for RATS I say...



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Old 5th Sep 2000, 01:23
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B777 RAT provides hydraulics AND electrics.

Always nice to have a RAT behind you when it goes quiet.....
 
Old 5th Sep 2000, 02:13
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Love the Random bit!

Must come from the same silly-season stable as the leader in today's Times which droned on knowledgeably about the dangers of (nuclear) "Neutrally Assured Destruction"!

There's nothing like getting the terminology right, is there?
 
Old 5th Sep 2000, 03:14
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Hi pilots,
ooooooopppppsssssss..... sorry sorry sorry for typing down this complete nonsens of the "Random" turbine....
I don´t no where I was with my thoughts when I wrote that down.
Nice to c u r more concentrated than me at the moment.


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