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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 (8 years 10 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3090 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, 273 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3070 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, 1619 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3005 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.

http://www.geae.com/education/engines101/index.html

M

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

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2763 times:

Saw that too.Fantastic Video.
regds
MEL



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