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Posted: Oct 20, 2017 - 3:59pm

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I reckon a lot of the briny stuff is going to get ingested on take-off, despite the whacking great chines around the nose / bow. But that's the Soviets for you - not particularly elegant, built like a brick sh*t-house, and generally worked.

See also: Soyuz.
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Posted: Oct 20, 2017 - 11:32am

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Band name: 5.5# Bird Ingestion

 
yeah that made me laugh

i spent about twenty minutes this morning reading up on jet engines (i blame red dragon)

also i read where they (GE) gather sand from all over the planet and toss that in there too

Getting the dust into the engine is easy, DeBruin says—that's why this whole thing is a problem to begin with. The rig pumps roughly five gallons of sand out of what look like small hoses, into the air just in front of a running engine, which sucks them in.

Once the test engine's taken a trip to the beach, the Peebles crew disassembles the engine for what it calls a diagnostic teardown. They take photos, swab parts for chemical analysis, and pull out chunks for metallurgical analysis under a microscope. Thanks to computer simulations, the engineers have a good idea of what to look for going in, but real-life testing provides more believable data. Based on the results, the crew will tweak engine designs and change up the metal coatings they use, until they find the right fit.

Before allowing a new kind of engine into service, GE will run hundreds of thousands of test cycles on the development prototype. Hot and harsh testing is just one element of that an aging process that redlines the engine for 150 hours, to simulate five to seven years of wear and spot things that will become problems far in advance. Once that's done, says DeBruin, "we've abused that engine beyond anything it's going to see in flight."

{#Arrow}  The best part of the work GE does in Peebles is that the failure rate of commercial aircraft engines has plummeted from 40 per 100,000 engine flight hours in the 1960s to just one today, according to Airbus. Put another way, engines used to fail once a year. Now, they fail once every 30 years.

Though the gun that fires chickens at hundreds of miles per hour is also a contender.



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Posted: Oct 20, 2017 - 9:34am

 miamizsun wrote:

i think jet engines aren't made for submarines but they are engineered to take on hail/rain/snow

here's one ingesting a shite ton of water, about 4 tons or so a minute

skip to the one minute mark to see some testing



 
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Posted: Oct 20, 2017 - 4:01am

 Red_Dragon wrote:

If it were a turboprop you might have a chance, but jet engines don't react well to ingesting water.

 
i think jet engines aren't made for submarines but they are engineered to take on hail/rain/snow

here's one ingesting a shite ton of water, about 4 tons or so a minute

skip to the one minute mark to see some testing


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Posted: Oct 20, 2017 - 1:48am

 islander wrote:

Yeah, but I was thinking that instead of making a flying boat like that it would be cool to just mount it on a pair of floats like this:


More weird eccentric that practical, and I think the FAA would have a stroke making up new paperwork, but you would be the first guy to the remote salmon camp. 

 
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Posted: Oct 19, 2017 - 9:17pm

 islander wrote:

Yeah, but I was thinking that instead of making a flying boat like that it would be cool to just mount it on a pair of floats like this:
More weird eccentric that practical, and I think the FAA would have a stroke making up new paperwork, but you would be the first guy to the remote salmon camp. 

 
What's the range? Can you get to Macau and put it on red?


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Posted: Oct 19, 2017 - 8:53pm

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Yeah; see where the engines are?

 
Yeah, but I was thinking that instead of making a flying boat like that it would be cool to just mount it on a pair of floats like this:


More weird eccentric that practical, and I think the FAA would have a stroke making up new paperwork, but you would be the first guy to the remote salmon camp. 
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Posted: Oct 19, 2017 - 6:30pm

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Yeah; see where the engines are?
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Posted: Oct 19, 2017 - 5:53pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:

If it were a turboprop you might have a chance, but jet engines don't react well to ingesting water.

 

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Posted: Oct 19, 2017 - 5:42pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:

If it were a turboprop you might have a chance, but jet engines don't react well to ingesting water.

 
how do they do with beer?
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Posted: Oct 19, 2017 - 5:36pm

 islander wrote:

Maybe if you took careful aim, but you could only do it once and it would be anything but smooth. I'd recommend against it.

but now that you bring it up, I wonder if we could fit it with floats?

 
If it were a turboprop you might have a chance, but jet engines don't react well to ingesting water.
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Posted: Oct 19, 2017 - 5:30pm

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 islander wrote:
So the air ambulance guy I was helping fell apart and left a lot of debt and angry people behind. While dealing with them on options I finally put together a deal to clean up some of the problems and handle the legacy assets. I'm now the managing member of a new LLC called Aircraft Technologies, and this is our first confirmed new asset. 


 

There is one more that's actually in a lot better shape that will be official next week. 

Too bad I'm too poor to actually use them (they burn about $1,000 an hour in fuel, and have another $1,500 an hour in costs and maintenance reserves). But they go 400 MPH!

  
can you land it on your ship?
 
Maybe if you took careful aim, but you could only do it once and it would be anything but smooth. I'd recommend against it.

but now that you bring it up, I wonder if we could fit it with floats?
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Posted: Oct 19, 2017 - 3:33pm

 islander wrote:
So the air ambulance guy I was helping fell apart and left a lot of debt and angry people behind. While dealing with them on options I finally put together a deal to clean up some of the problems and handle the legacy assets. I'm now the managing member of a new LLC called Aircraft Technologies, and this is our first confirmed new asset. 


 

There is one more that's actually in a lot better shape that will be official next week. 

Too bad I'm too poor to actually use them (they burn about $1,000 an hour in fuel, and have another $1,500 an hour in costs and maintenance reserves). But they go 400 MPH!



  
can you land it on your ship?

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Posted: Oct 19, 2017 - 2:04pm

 islander wrote:
So the air ambulance guy I was helping fell apart and left a lot of debt and angry people behind. While dealing with them on options I finally put together a deal to clean up some of the problems and handle the legacy assets. I'm now the managing member of a new LLC called Aircraft Technologies, and this is our first confirmed new asset. 


 

There is one more that's actually in a lot better shape that will be official next week. 

Too bad I'm too poor to actually use them (they burn about $1,000 an hour in fuel, and have another $1,500 an hour in costs and maintenance reserves). But they go 400 MPH!

 
Yeah, but when you really need to get to the Mayo Clinic...
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Posted: Oct 19, 2017 - 1:21pm

 islander wrote:

It's a pretty cool piece of kit.  The other one is in better shape and had a TON of money thrown at it in ~2006. They are pretty sleek for 40-50 year old planes (this one is a 1970 model). 

 
It is extremely cool looking.
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Posted: Oct 19, 2017 - 1:14pm

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Sweeeeeeeeeet.

 
It's a pretty cool piece of kit.  The other one is in better shape and had a TON of money thrown at it in ~2006. They are pretty sleek for 40-50 year old planes (this one is a 1970 model). 
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Posted: Oct 19, 2017 - 1:11pm

 islander wrote:

What do you think I was doing before taking the picture?

 
Sweeeeeeeeeet.
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Posted: Oct 19, 2017 - 1:08pm

 ptooey wrote:

Can you at least sit in the cockpit and make airplane noises?

 
What do you think I was doing before taking the picture?
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Posted: Oct 19, 2017 - 1:05pm

 ptooey wrote:

Can you at least sit in the cockpit and make airplane noises?

 

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Posted: Oct 19, 2017 - 1:00pm

 islander wrote:
So the air ambulance guy I was helping fell apart and left a lot of debt and angry people behind. While dealing with them on options I finally put together a deal to clean up some of the problems and handle the legacy assets. I'm now the managing member of a new LLC called Aircraft Technologies, and this is our first confirmed new asset. 


 

There is one more that's actually in a lot better shape that will be official next week. 

Too bad I'm too poor to actually use them (they burn about $1,000 an hour in fuel, and have another $1,500 an hour in costs and maintenance reserves). But they go 400 MPH!

 
Can you at least sit in the cockpit and make airplane noises?
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