Mr Spaceman From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 2787 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2106 times:
Hi Crjmech. Would this hole be behind the hot section of the engine, where the turbine blades are?
If so, it's "amazing" how FOD can make it that far through the engine, before being SHOT right out the side of the tail pipe! I guess some times though, FOD doesn't make it pass the front Compressor Fan blades, and ends up being "spun" out the back of the By-Pass section.
JT-8D From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 423 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2023 times:
Good point Preben--lol. I have never seen a turbine blade go through the case before, but that sure is what it looks like to me. Maybe they overtemped it, or maybe it was just tired. But the pictures show a turbine cooked to about medium/well..JT