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Would you have a WTF moment

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posted on Jan, 7 2016 @ 11:31 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Ha I've seen pics of that. It looks so out of place next to the cf6.




posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 02:40 AM
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a reply to: howmuch4another

They landed after one flight, and as they rolled past the tower, they heard, "Uh, did you guys know your engine is on fire?"



posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 05:18 AM
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a reply to: hutch622

is the " saving " in cargo hold volume really worth the drag , balance issues , fuel consumption , risk of damage etc etc etc

further - for stability and COG - would it not be better to carry an extra engine on each wing ??? - heck if the hardpoints // oylon mountings are there - just run fuel pipes and engine management looms in there too

one " brand new " engine - 6.25 hours only



posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 10:58 AM
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a reply to: ignorant_ape

This is a very rare situation, and yes, it really does save that much. The only other option, unless they want the plane grounded for several weeks, would be to charter a C-130, or larger aircraft depending on availability. Even with the extra fuel stop, and loss of cargo, they're saving a lot of money.



posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 12:01 PM
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Here's a neat page that talks about how they do it.

www.flightradar24.com...



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