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Modern Marvels On History Channel Last Night  
User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 16
Posted (9 years 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3174 times:

Anybody else see this episode on large planes? They were discussing the GE engines on the 777 and showed video of the engine tests where they shot 4 tons of water into the engine in one minute....and the engine continued to run. Then they shot a ton and a half of ice (hail) in 30 seconds...again the engine continued to run. Really incredible. Even more incredible was the static test of the engines, which blew up 4 ton slabs of rock like they were paper.

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User currently offline727Tiger From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 280 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3154 times:

I saw that, too. Those things are monsters. It was interesting seeing the test engine on the 747 test bed. It dwarfed the standard engines.

User currently offlineChiGB1973 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1622 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3089 times:

It was an awesome video! I think I have it on VHS, but only have a DVD player now. When it went out, I didn't replace it. Might have to take it to a friend's.

I just found it, awesome little web site by GE. Look at the bottom right side and click the "safety" and you can see a few tests. The rest of the page is neat too.



[Edited 2006-01-25 21:08:32]

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31713 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2847 times:

Saw that too.Fantastic Video.

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