Engine Run Videos

Member for

16 years 3 months

Posts: 3,539

Seeing if one or two of you guys could give me a little help here. As part of my Physics A-Level I'm doing a presentation on Titanium. An interesting point I want to focus on is it's use in engine fan blades etc, and I can remember seeing videos in the past of things such as frozen chickens being launched into the spinning jet engines. It'd be something interesting/entertaining to add to the presentation. Does anyone have any ideas where I can find videos such as these, or provide any links? Many thanks in advance.
Original post

Member for

14 years

Posts: 1,064

Well, the DC-10 crash I described was a direct result of a failing titanium fan-blade. It had a 13mm crack that caused the blade to be unable to take the forces of engine rotation and gave out, thus ripping all hydraulic cables

Member for

14 years 11 months

Posts: 997

The DC-10 crash at Soiux City was caused by a failure of the fan disc not a fan blade. The aircraft would have survived a single bade failure as the fan case is designed to contain a blade seperation. In that particular accident the whole disc burst and ALL the fan blades came out! Not nice. Rgds Cking

Member for

14 years

Posts: 1,064

Sorry Cking, i Know this is the reason but I was just focusing on BBC Londons coverage on the new LHR terminal when I typed, ive got a poor memory

Member for

14 years 11 months

Posts: 997

No worries mate Cking
Profile picture for user Moggy C

Member for

19 years 9 months

Posts: 16,831

I can remember seeing videos in the past of things such as frozen chickens being launched into the spinning jet engines.
Just a small factual point here. The chickens would not have been frozen at the point they were launched at the engine. This is the basis of an amusing (and possibly true) story, about a windscreen company desperately building ever stronger windshields to try and pass the chicken test for certification, until finally being told that the standard required a chicken, not a frozen solid chicken. Moggy
Profile picture for user airband1

Member for

15 years 3 months

Posts: 441

I don't know if this is what you want Wannabe-Pilot as you need to register and i've not registered for it http://tinyurl.com/dzfha Hope it helps you out

Member for

16 years 3 months

Posts: 3,539

Airband1, many thanks for that link. Although it appears that you have to be a news journalist to access the videos, so it may not work :(

Member for

15 years 5 months

Posts: 313

A380 Engine testing Dan, A few months ago on C4 there was a programme about the A380. It was called 'World's Biggest Airliner - Building the A380' (Saturday, 28 May 2005, 7pm) [URL=http://www.channel4.com/science/microsites/B/buildingthebest/prog.htm]U…] They had quite a lot about the engine testing, I expect most people on here remember it if they saw it. The website has no info. on the production company that made it - but I expect with some research you could get hold of them and ask if they could give you some more info. or perhaps some video clips or something you could use in your presentation. It depends of course on how much you need it! I'm doubtful but everything's worth a try. I hope that helps you in some way :) Joe