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What's In This Caravelle's Engine?  
User currently offlineDuke From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 1155 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2360 times:

Look at this picture of a Caravelle at CDG in 1996:
http://www.zap16.com/civ%20fact/civ%20caravelle.htm

It has some kind of red cover or plug inside its engine. What is it? Is this something that was normal to put into the engine? I remember seeing red inside the nacelle of the only Caravelle I ever spotted, likely of Air Provence also, at the same airport four years before.

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User currently offlineSammyk From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1690 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2342 times:
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Looks like the covers they use to prevent anything from getting in there during storage or downtime.

User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7402 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2278 times:

Quoting Sammyk (Reply 1):
Looks like the covers they use to prevent anything from getting in there during storage or downtime.

That's it. Same on this pic :

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Photo © Rui Sousa - Madeira Spotters



This Caravelle is a SE-212, (Caravelle XII), F-GCVM.
Msn 270. Only 12 a/c of this type were built. This one was initially operated by Sterling Airways, in July 1983. Later sold to Air Inter.
Air Inter sold it to Air Provence in March 1991.


User currently offlineEHHO From Bulgaria, joined Dec 2005, 815 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2263 times:

The placing of such covers is SOP for many Soviet-made airliners.. All the IL-96s, Tu-154s, Tu134s at SVO always have them on when parked on the apron.


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User currently offlineAPFPilot1985 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2204 times:

It's an engine cover, something that is used on any A/C from a cessna to a 744 that is going to be sitting outside for any long period of time, nothing special.

User currently offlineMalmoaviation From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 385 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2182 times:

SK use them on the MD 80, but they are yellow. Funny to see a startup with the covers inside the engines..  stirthepot 

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