Sovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2342 posts, RR: 14 Posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2421 times:
If the plane is taxiing/landing/taking off why are the fan blades not spinning at all? The Il-76 and Il-62 have the same engines and I noticed both plane's engines fan blades don't spin although it's kinda hard to see in some of the pictures. Jusk look closely at the engines in the pics. Just wonderin why there are fan blades at all if they dont spin.
Staffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2394 times:
Jokes aside, the fan is probably spinning but it just doesn't look like it because a fast shutterspeed was used when taking the photo. Another option is that the enines have inlet vanes that give the airflow the best angle when it hits the first compressor stage.
Ben From Switzerland, joined Aug 1999, 1391 posts, RR: 51 Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2372 times:
I'm not 100% sure about the D-30 engines of the Tu-154M, Il-62M or Il-76, but on the Tu-134, they do have guide vanes/stators at the front. This was very strange for me to see when I was less aviation-literate on my first Tu-134 flight. I thought "why the hell arent the engines turning yet" as we went screaming down the runway on takeoff.
Ben From Switzerland, joined Aug 1999, 1391 posts, RR: 51 Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2370 times:
Also from the same site (the manufacturer), you can see they specifically offer:
For engines in operation, we can offer reconditioning depending on the kind of a defect:
- Foreign object ingestion (Stage 1 compressor blades);
Inlet guide vanes reconditioning or replacement in case of their failure;
Expratt From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 311 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2152 times:
The stationary airfoils in the engine inlets are the inlet guide vanes. On first and second generation jet engines, they were standard equipment to support the No. 1 bearing and thus the front of the compressor rotor as well as to direct the flow of air into the compressor. The IGVs also contributed to jet noise as the fan and compressor blades sliced though the wakes behind each vane, similar to the way the old sirens worked. The JT8D-200s and hushkitted basic JT8Ds had a spacer case installed between the IGV and compressor case to move the wakes from the vanes away from the compressor and fan blades. Later generation jet engines like the JT9Ds, CFM56s, CF6s, and RB211 eliminated the IGVs completed and have the fan cantilevered in front of the forward bearing.