The word "Scandinavian" is not matched in each part of the engine. Since the 737 engines are nor perfect circles, I don't think is just a matter on screw and unscrew the tip. So, How come the "Scan" part of the name was painted so wrongly?
in order: 721,146,732,763,722,343,733,320,772,319,752,321,88,83,744,332,100,738, 333, 318, 77W, 78, 773, 380 and 788
ATL2CDG From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 296 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 6 hours ago) and read 4064 times:
If one looks at the picture in the post directly above, on the number 1 engine, one can see looks to be a 'Scandinavian' at the 11 o'clock position (facing the engine from forward), as if to present it to passengers seated in the forward part of the aircraft.
Although the engine cowlings may not be 360° symmetrical, perhaps they are symmetrical along the y axis and as such, can be moved freely between the number 1 and number 2 engines. As such, 'Scandinavian' would be painted at the 3 o'clock position and 11 o'clock position for the number 1 engine (outer display and passenger display). However, if that front cowling is moved to the number 2 engine, the positions of the painted 'Scandinavian' (or part of it) would be misaligned with the remainder of the word on the main cowling of the number 2 engine (which would have been painted at the 9 o'clock and 1 o'clock positions, respectively).
Does this make any sense to you? I certainly tried. But, given that I know NOTHING about engines, I'm probably wrong. Perhaps an aircraft mechanic or design engineer could confirm or debunk my hypothesis.
Wilco From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 355 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (11 years 6 months 6 hours ago) and read 4006 times:
I think ATL2CDG has got it.... so what we are probably looking at in the original picture is a shroud that was originally painted for use on a #2 engine (whereas the SCAN would be facing the passengers).
Intersting one. SMCMAC- good pic you posted, it makes the answer easier to comprehend.
EDITED: I just realized that the 2nd pic posted has the same problem on its #2 engine.... This makes me wonder if there was simply a mixup at the paint shop that they haven't had time to fix.