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Re: 747-300 advanced tanker aircraft
« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2010, 10:47:47 am »
Erm, JMN mode on here.........  -_-

That must be the world's weirdest #2 engine 'cos the fan and compressor stage seem to be at the top, as you can see the fan inside the intake, and the hot end is at the bottom.

Does that mean the engine's shaft has a chain drive to change levels or does it use the world's biggest flexi-drive?  :lol: ;D

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Re: 747-300 advanced tanker aircraft
« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2010, 10:52:30 am »
its a fixed fan that is used to increase the preasure in the tunnel, due to the smaller frontal area, to provide the boost the normal trent fan makes, and thats my story and i am sticking to it lol
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Re: 747-300 advanced tanker aircraft
« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2010, 11:23:35 am »
Lenny,

That works for me!  ;D

You should get on the phone to Nightingale Rd. and tell the blokes at R-R, they may not have cottoned onto that idea yet.....  -_-
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Re: 747-300 advanced tanker aircraft
« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2010, 11:28:41 am »
after watching that fantastic program on bbc2 last night about those works i don't think they need any ideas from me the trent 1300 look like a monster wonder what Airbus are going to do with it all the TV said it was for a new " Airbus jumbo"
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Re: 747-300 advanced tanker aircraft
« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2010, 11:40:12 am »
I think it should have a sports bar on board too, and a hatch at the back, for a golf driving range ;D
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Re: 747-300 advanced tanker aircraft
« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2010, 01:52:58 am »
after watching that fantastic program on bbc2 last night about those works i don't think they need any ideas from me the trent 1300 look like a monster wonder what Airbus are going to do with it all the TV said it was for a new " Airbus jumbo"

Saw that last night as well Lenny. It was the metalurgy bits in particular that grabbed me, especially growing the turbine blades  :blink:

Looking forward to seeing this when finished.
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Re: 747-300 advanced tanker aircraft
« Reply #21 on: July 06, 2010, 03:38:43 am »
I think it should have a sports bar on board too, and a hatch at the back, for a golf driving range ;D

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Re: 747-300 advanced tanker aircraft
« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2010, 04:05:55 am »
Nice one Lenny - think big!  ;D :thumbsup:


after watching that fantastic program on bbc2 last night about those works i don't think they need any ideas from me the trent 1300 look like a monster wonder what Airbus are going to do with it all the TV said it was for a new " Airbus jumbo"

Saw that last night as well Lenny. It was the metalurgy bits in particular that grabbed me, especially growing the turbine blades  :blink:

Looking forward to seeing this when finished.

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Re: 747-300 advanced tanker aircraft
« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2010, 04:54:49 am »
Gorgeous  :thumbsup:. And you've gone L1011 style not DC10, class all the way.
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Re: 747-300 advanced tanker aircraft
« Reply #24 on: July 06, 2010, 06:29:29 am »

Saw that last night as well Lenny. It was the metalurgy bits in particular that grabbed me, especially growing the turbine blades  :blink:


I always like telling nervous flyers that the turbine blades are running at 300 deg over the melting point of the metal they're made of while having 18 tons of force trying to pull them apart..... :wacko:

That bit made my brain boggle a bit I must admit  :banghead: I had 30 odd years in the steel industry but even in the labs we wern't getting that adventurous  ;D
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Re: 747-300 advanced tanker aircraft
« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2010, 04:50:18 pm »
When I was working I installed two machines at Rolls-Royce that welded the blades onto the Typhoon engine compessors, and the fans of the JSF, by rubbing the pre-cast blades onto the hubs, called blisks. They rubbed them so hard they got hot and welded themselves in place..... all in a fraction of second!  :o

The Typhoon engine machine was about as big as an Escort van and the JSF fan machine was bigger than my HOUSE!
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Re: 747-300 advanced tanker aircraft
« Reply #26 on: July 07, 2010, 12:43:51 am »
Ah good old friction welding - cool isn't it.

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Re: 747-300 advanced tanker aircraft
« Reply #27 on: July 07, 2010, 05:37:20 am »
This is a great idea! :thumbsup: :wub:
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Re: 747-300 advanced tanker aircraft
« Reply #28 on: July 07, 2010, 05:58:00 am »
remember this is only 1/3 of the overall spectacular so please be kind
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