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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2171 times:


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What material are these Inlet plugs of & How are they attached.
regds
MEL


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User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2165 times:

Considering that the aircraft is a static display, my guess is that the covers are permanent/semi-permanently attached to the engine. I have seen these covers on museum-housed aircraft before, but I am not sure of their composition.

Some sort of plastic/polycarbonate?


User currently offlineBAe146QT From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2006, 996 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2158 times:

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Note the clear coverings to protect the engine internals and fans.

Definitely polycarbonate or some sort of acrylic.



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2158 times:

Quoting N231YE (Reply 1):
my guess is that the covers are permanent/semi-permanently attached to the engine

The brackets on the ends seem fixed to the Engine Inlet inside.
So these are Permanent/Long term storage plugs.

regds
MEL



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User currently offlineBAe146QT From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2006, 996 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2152 times:

Quoting HAWK21M:
So these are Permanent/Long term storage plugs.

I'd say so. Have a look at this picture;

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0956489/M/

I'd say that bird isn't ever going anywhere again. It's the Qantas Founder's Museum, apparently.



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User currently offlineTroubleshooter From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 423 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2121 times:

You´ll find this type of "cover" very often when there is actually no engine installed! I would guess this could be the case here. Note the painted "fan blades" on the cover...


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User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2111 times:

Quoting Troubleshooter (Reply 5):
You´ll find this type of "cover" very often when there is actually no engine installed! I would guess this could be the case here. Note the painted "fan blades" on the cover...

That is true, however...


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Close up of VH-EBQ's number 3 engine apparently still in working order.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2065 times:

Any Instance of usage of Transparent Plugs for normal Layover FOD protection.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineSkydrolBoy From Canada, joined Sep 2003, 341 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2028 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 7):
Any Instance of usage of Transparent Plugs for normal Layover FOD protection.

I doubt it, all plugs I have seen used for FOD protection on serviceable a/c are painted bright red or orange. Somehow I think that if they were transparent we would be reading a story about someone forgetting to remove them.


User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2004 times:

Quoting SkydrolBoy (Reply 8):
I doubt it, all plugs I have seen used for FOD protection on serviceable a/c are painted bright red or orange. Somehow I think that if they were transparent we would be reading a story about someone forgetting to remove them.

Good point, I never thought of that...


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1980 times:

Quoting SkydrolBoy (Reply 8):
Somehow I think that if they were transparent we would be reading a story about someone forgetting to remove them.

True.
Out here We use the Bright Yellow Cap type plugs for the B737s Inlet & Exhaust & The Tarpaulin type for the B757 Inlets.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29836 posts, RR: 58
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1942 times:

Quoting Troubleshooter (Reply 5):
You´ll find this type of "cover" very often when there is actually no engine installed! I would guess this could be the case here. Note the painted "fan blades" on the cover...

I think you are correct.

Engines are worth money, no point in giving them to a museum.



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User currently offlineFredT From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 2185 posts, RR: 26
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1917 times:

Quoting Troubleshooter (Reply 5):
You´ll find this type of "cover" very often when there is actually no engine installed! I would guess this could be the case here. Note the painted "fan blades" on the cover...

To get that out of the discussion once for all: Those are transparent covers. No painted fan blades, and actual fan blades behind the covers.

Shouldn't be too difficult finding engines of that type which are at the end of their service life.

Rgds,
/Fred



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