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Whats Happening To This Engine? A380  
User currently offlineLHStarAlliance From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 8 months 2 days ago) and read 3476 times:

http://www.flightglobal.com/assets/getasset.aspx?ItemID=20914

For me it looks like an engine fire , but I've never heard of an fire on an 380 ...

Constantin

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User currently onlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30862 posts, RR: 86
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 2 days ago) and read 3383 times:
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Smoke generator to assist in the wake vortex testing I would guess.

User currently offlineLH526 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 2356 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3332 times:
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Where's the fuel dump exhast on the A380?


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User currently onlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30862 posts, RR: 86
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3316 times:
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Quoting LH526 (Reply 2):
Where's the fuel dump exhast on the A380?

I would imagine the wingtips. I would hope it would not be right behind the engine...  covereyes 


User currently offlineHAMAD From United Arab Emirates, joined Apr 2000, 1159 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3281 times:

i also noticed during airshows that the reverse thrust doors on the engines of the A380 are only open on #2 and #3, is that just during the show or is it that the airplane is designed to do that?


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User currently offlineOldAeroGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3499 posts, RR: 66
Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3281 times:



Quoting Stitch (Reply 1):
Smoke generator to assist in the wake vortex testing I would guess.

Correct. They injected fluid into the engine exhaust to make the smoke so the wake vortex would be visible.



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User currently offlineScrubbsYWG From Canada, joined Mar 2007, 1495 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3269 times:



Quoting HAMAD (Reply 4):
i also noticed during airshows that the reverse thrust doors on the engines of the A380 are only open on #2 and #3, is that just during the show or is it that the airplane is designed to do that?

you are right, there are only TR on engines 2 and 3.


User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12134 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3195 times:



Quoting LHStarAlliance (Thread starter):
http://www.flightglobal.com/assets/getasset.aspx?ItemID=20914

For me it looks like an engine fire , but I've never heard of an fire on an 380 ...

The smoke looks like it is very high on the engine, not in the tail pipe. It could be a smoke generator attached to the engine strut, as the rudder doesn't look deflected, which it would be with an engine shut down.

The A-380 would have gone through several engine failure tests, in flight, and on take-off continued. For 4 engine airplanes, failing the outboards usually tells you a lot of how the airplane will handle, but they also do failures of the inboards.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (6 years 8 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3022 times:



Quoting HAMAD (Reply 4):
i also noticed during airshows that the reverse thrust doors on the engines of the A380 are only open on #2 and #3, is that just during the show or is it that the airplane is designed to do that?

The A380 only has T/Rs on the Inboard Powerplants.

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 7):
It could be a smoke generator attached to the engine strut, as the rudder doesn't look deflected, which it would be with an engine shut down.

Any details on this test & its sequence.

regds
MEL



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User currently offlinePilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (6 years 8 months 13 hours ago) and read 2775 times:



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 8):
The A380 only has T/Rs on the Inboard Powerplants.

It's been discussed before, in other threads...but the reason behind this is that on most regular, and all small, runways, the #1 and #4 engines will actually be over the grass areas on the sides, and it's not the best idea to run a reverser over grass and all that.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (6 years 8 months 9 hours ago) and read 2708 times:



Quoting Pilotboi (Reply 9):
It's been discussed before, in other threads...but the reason behind this is that on most regular, and all small, runways, the #1 and #4 engines will actually be over the grass areas on the sides, and it's not the best idea to run a reverser over grass and all that.

Apart from Extending outside the Runway Area, & the FOD during reverse Thrust.Braking is primarily still adequate.

Anyone aware of the details on the Test on hand in the Pic.

regds
MEL



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User currently offlineJetMech From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 2687 posts, RR: 53
Reply 11, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2457 times:



Quoting Pilotboi (Reply 9):
but the reason behind this is that on most regular, and all small, runways, the #1 and #4 engines will actually be over the grass areas on the sides, and it's not the best idea to run a reverser over grass and all that.

I'd say the main reason for not having outboard reversers on th A-380 was weight.

Regards, JetMech



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2411 times:



Quoting JetMech (Reply 11):
I'd say the main reason for not having outboard reversers on th A-380 was weight.

How much would a TR of an A380 weigh.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineTdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 13, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2399 times:



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 12):
How much would a TR of an A380 weigh.

Ballpark, I would expect 1000-2000 lbs per half.

Tom.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2350 times:



Quoting Tdscanuck (Reply 13):
Ballpark, I would expect 1000-2000 lbs per half.


ie approx 500-1000Kgs addition per side.Max 2000kgs on the Aircraft.Would that trouble A380.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineWirelock From Spain, joined Sep 2007, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2338 times:



Quoting JetMech (Reply 11):
I'd say the main reason for not having outboard reversers on th A-380 was weight.

Regards, JetMech

heard that was the reason from an airbus engineer while on a visit to TLS


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 16, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2311 times:



Quoting Wirelock (Reply 15):
heard that was the reason from an airbus engineer while on a visit to TLS

Interesting.So Simon [Jetmech] was right after all.

Was just thinking what about Interiors could not that have contributed some more savings in weight & left the T/R s on.

regds
MEL



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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17015 posts, RR: 67
Reply 17, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2300 times:



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 14):

ie approx 500-1000Kgs addition per side.Max 2000kgs on the Aircraft.Would that trouble A380.

Every little counts. 1-2 tons is nothing to sneer at even on an aircraft that size. The same weight in payload or fuel makes quite a difference.



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User currently offlinePihero From France, joined Jan 2005, 4402 posts, RR: 76
Reply 18, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2297 times:



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 10):
Anyone aware of the details on the Test on hand in the Pic.

Here is the article on FlightGlobal related to the picture :
A380 wake testing
Note that the aircraft is in approach or landing configuration
Regards



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 19, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2249 times:



Quoting Pihero (Reply 18):

Thats a fantastic link.Thanks a lot.

regds
MEL



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User currently offlineJetMech From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 2687 posts, RR: 53
Reply 20, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2240 times:



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 16):
Was just thinking what about Interiors could not that have contributed some more savings in weight & left the T/R s on.

I'm sure the interiors on Airbus's can lose more weight! I remember pulling out the switch that was used to turn on the light located on the main door of an A330. The switch is just the tip of the iceberg. Behind the switch is a module that is about the size of a brick, which probably weighed a good two or three kilos! All that size and mass just to turn on one light!

Regards, JetMech



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User currently offline3MilesToWRO From Poland, joined Mar 2006, 280 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2133 times:



Quoting Stitch (Reply 3):


Quoting LH526 (Reply 2):
Where's the fuel dump exhast on the A380?

I would imagine the wingtips. I would hope it would not be right behind the engine...

Why not? F-111 has it there and it looks great  Wink


User currently offlineWingedMigrator From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 2212 posts, RR: 56
Reply 22, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2119 times:



Quoting LH526 (Reply 2):
Where's the fuel dump exhast on the A380?

I think it's the red thingy in this picture:
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Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 14):
Max 2000kgs on the Aircraft.Would that trouble A380.

2000 kg will cost an A380 about 100 nm of range (1.2% penalty)


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