Czbbflier From Canada, joined Jul 2006, 932 posts, RR: 2 Posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3393 times:
The Beriev Be-200 has got to be one of the most unique aircraft flying today. However, when I see pictures like these I often wonder whether water corrosion is a major concern. It seems to me that it sits really low in the water. Also, that's a lot of water that's going through the engines on a regular basis.
SashA From Russia, joined May 1999, 858 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3115 times:
I am not a tech expert, but can throw in an assumption that there won't be that many special provision for or concern regarding corrosion on the Be-200. Regular planes are subject to just as much moisture in the sky and on the ground in the areas where it gets drenchy.
As for the water getting into the jet engine... there was a topic recently on this forum about engine noise changing when passing through a cloud. There were posts explaining how sound changes due to water etc, but also that jet engines actually benefit thrust wise, if anything, from some water injestion.
Wingscrubber From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 834 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3004 times:
I know of at least one aircraft which I can't mention which 'burped' during water ingestion cert testing... too much water has an adverse effect, just a little can help cool the air which makes it denser which gives you higher pressure which gives you more thrust!
SashA From Russia, joined May 1999, 858 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2940 times:
Today in the news saw footage of Be-200 at a HydroAirShow 2008 and they revealed a measure against corrosion - sprinkling the plane with fresh water at the airport to wash out any salt water it came in contact with.