Manzoori From UK - England, joined Sep 2002, 1516 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3748 times:
Calm down and let's think about this.
You're showing a bare engine (V2500 if I'm not mistaken) with a workbench in front with various pipes on and the workshop in the background. What are you trying to show? i.e. what is the motivation behind the shot?
Is it the fact that it's a bare engine? Interesting enough to me (Engine designer) but probably not to most folks. I think the point is folks come here to see the whole package. If you'd had the engine still on the pylon with the aircraft visible then maybe the screeners might have accepted it.
Apart from that I think it might have gotten rejected for Badscan as well.
I hope this helps!
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Bronko From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 810 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3719 times:
The problem is no plane is visible at all, nor is it attached to a plane. I think that is a very clear line of acceptance that is in place, and a good one. Way too much of a slippery slope otherwise.
However, I have wondered if a new category such as "Technical Photos" would be useful. It would contain photos such as this perhaps, and other photos that detail various parts of the aircraft, up close.
Photopilot From Canada, joined Jul 2002, 3090 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (11 years 11 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3627 times:
Ok, it's the hot core of an engine with fan assembly and internal shroud attached. But beyond that, it doesn't give me any INFORMATION. Perhaps you should submit it to www.aircraftparts.com
But seriously, I think Bronko's suggestion of a Technical Photos category is quite a valid suggestion and bears serious consideration.
The problem I see however in a Technical Photos category is where do you draw the line. If it's the full engine as shown here, well ok, but what happens when I show a photo of a "black box" say like a FADEC box (Full Authority Digital Engine Controls) or say a flap retract proximity switch sensor? Where do we draw the line. When someone sends in a macro shot of a single cold set rivet? Bears thinking about.