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707 Engine Pylons

Sat Jan 22, 2005 7:41 am

I've always wondered this but was too dumb to ask. Why is the engine pylon for the #1 engine different than the rest. It's missing the distinctive hump toward the front of the engine. Anyone know the purpose? (enlarge the first pic, you can see what I mean better)

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RE: 707 Engine Pylons

Sat Jan 22, 2005 7:53 am

Didn't it have something to do with RAM-AIR or BLEED-AIR or some AIR thing in order to start the engines. 4-3-2-1... In either way, 1 was the last to be started at any given time.

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RE: 707 Engine Pylons

Sat Jan 22, 2005 7:55 am

The foward part of the engine pylons for #2, 3 & 4 have the turbo compressors needed for the aircraft cabin pressurization system, Engine #1 did not have the compressor.

In the early jet airplane days, the FAA did not allow engine bleed air to be used for cabin pressurization, they had to use outside air. The turbo compressors used engine bleed air to drive a pump the compressed the outside air and pumped it into the cabin.

Nowadays engine bleed air is now used for direct cabin pressurization.
 
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RE: 707 Engine Pylons

Sat Jan 22, 2005 7:57 am

Ah yes, the weekly what is that thing on top of the 707 pylon thread.

It's a turbocompressor. Essential for aircraft pressurization.

If you look at the entire Boeing/KC135 series you'll see a variety of diffent configurations. Some have 3 turbocompressors, some 2, others 1, etc.

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RE: 707 Engine Pylons

Sat Jan 22, 2005 10:22 am

And the TF33 powered AWACS have none....  Big grin

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RE: 707 Engine Pylons

Sat Jan 22, 2005 8:29 pm

Ah yes, the weekly what is that thing on top of the 707 pylon thread.

First time I've seen it, the poster learned something and so did I. That's what the forum is for.

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RE: 707 Engine Pylons

Sat Jan 22, 2005 11:13 pm

"And the TF33 powered AWACS have none....

Bully"


Are you an AWACS driver?

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