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posted on Mar, 19 2005 @ 11:13 PM
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Heyas

Yesterday I went to the avalon airshow and it was awsome,
When the C-17 just landed, there was white smoke that kinda looked
like condensation coming out of the thrust reverser on No.2engine,
then there was a bright flash of reddish light that came from the engine.
After that the engine was still running and the pilot didnt turn it off.
Weird, Does anyone kno what happened????????

ta!




posted on Mar, 19 2005 @ 11:54 PM
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When a jet engine gets hot, it tends to over-ventilate. The extra oxygen at higher temperatures explodes and the underpressure created by this explosion draws in more fuel. The fuel then burns off.



posted on Mar, 20 2005 @ 01:06 AM
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ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh,
ta

Ta!



posted on Mar, 20 2005 @ 02:58 AM
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is there a name for that???



posted on Mar, 20 2005 @ 03:00 AM
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Originally posted by JimmyCarterIsSmarter
is there a name for that???




Not sure, but after it had landed did you see the really high piece of technology they used to stop the compressor blades from turnin in the wind? Yep a good old 2X4. Simple is often the best way to go.



posted on Mar, 20 2005 @ 03:05 AM
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Nope , i didnt see that

and btw, WOW you have alotta points!

[edit on 20/3/05 by JimmyCarterIsSmarter]



posted on Mar, 20 2005 @ 03:12 AM
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Originally posted by JimmyCarterIsSmarter
Nope , i didnt see that
and btw, WOW you have alotta points!
[edit on 20/3/05 by JimmyCarterIsSmarter]


Maybe I can seel them on eBay


Unless somebody is good flying, you would be amazed at the detail about the plane that you can pick up from watching the ground crews.

If you want to get really up close to some B-52's or the Boeing plane that lost to the C-17 (One of the ugliest planes you may ever see hands down with its upper wing surface blowing engines) , just go to the Pina Air museum, you can literaly walk rright up and see into the landing gear and bays etc. You learns tons, but it is strictly for the hardcore with a tolerant wife



posted on Mar, 20 2005 @ 03:18 AM
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cool, where is this mueseaum (LMAO at my spelling)???



posted on Mar, 20 2005 @ 03:22 AM
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Originally posted by JimmyCarterIsSmarter
cool, where is this mueseaum (LMAO at my spelling)???


www.pimaair.org...

Its in Tucson Arizona. They even have an SR-71 that if you are tall enough you can touch its wings.



posted on Mar, 20 2005 @ 03:28 AM
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Originally posted by FredT

Originally posted by JimmyCarterIsSmarter
cool, where is this mueseaum (LMAO at my spelling)???


www.pimaair.org...

Its in Tucson Arizona. They even have an SR-71 that if you are tall enough you can touch its wings.


OK , I GOTTA GO THERE!



posted on Mar, 20 2005 @ 03:33 AM
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[edit on 20/3/05 by JimmyCarterIsSmarter]



posted on Mar, 20 2005 @ 04:57 AM
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Could something have been sucked in the fan? Maybe a small bird or something. I know if something goes through an engine it usually spits out fire/flames in back.



Originally posted by FredT
Maybe I can seel them on eBay



[Off-Topic]

Hey Fred, you gonna be the first memeber to a million points or what?


[edit on 20-3-2005 by Event Horizon]



posted on Mar, 20 2005 @ 11:06 PM
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Originally posted by Event Horizon


Could something have been sucked in the fan? Maybe a small bird or something. I know if something goes through an engine it usually spits out fire/flames in back.



Originally posted by FredT
Maybe I can seel them on eBay



[Off-Topic]

Hey Fred, you gonna be the first memeber to a million points or what?


[edit on 20-3-2005 by Event Horizon]

Nope never saw anything get sucked into the fan,
could it of just of been a Compressor Stall or Compressor Surge???

[edit on 20/3/05 by JimmyCarterIsSmarter]



posted on Mar, 21 2005 @ 12:43 AM
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Originally posted by Event Horizon
Hey Fred, you gonna be the first memeber to a million points or what?


Not if my wife can help it


But back on topic the C-17 is really an amazing bird and considering that it was alsmost shut down and terminated ala Comanche, etcetc its even that much more.

If you go to PIMA the loser in the competion against the C-17 is there from Boeing. man its an ugly mother
. It used a blown flaps concept with the engines mounted on top and over the wings. The flaps had to made of titanium cause of the heat.



posted on Mar, 21 2005 @ 01:02 AM
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IMO the C-17 is the most attractive cargo plane ever conceived.

I also love the cockpit and the fighter style stick instead of a yoke...



Look at that, isn't that beautiful? I think so



posted on Mar, 21 2005 @ 01:04 AM
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I have to agree with your there. I am a sucker for winglets and the dihedral of the wing makes them really stand out.



posted on Mar, 21 2005 @ 01:08 AM
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ok this is a idiot question,
but what is dihedral???

[edit on 21/3/05 by JimmyCarterIsSmarter]



posted on Mar, 21 2005 @ 01:17 AM
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Originally posted by JimmyCarterIsSmarter
ok this is a dumbass question,
but what is dihedral???


Watch the language


I actaully mispoke is really Anhedral and not dihedral is the downward angle on the wings, notice that they are not straight or drooping, but rather angle from the wingbox down.


Here is a good reference
www.aerospaceweb.org...



posted on Mar, 21 2005 @ 01:26 AM
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ok thanks,

pardon my french



posted on Jun, 18 2005 @ 05:47 PM
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I know this is an old post, but I'm new here and been reading up. The plane you are talking about with the overwing engines are the YC-14, and the one with the double slotted flaps was the YC-15. They were built in the 60s during a competiition for a C-130 replacement. They were built in 1963, and I think two of each were built but never bought.




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