duke
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What's In This Caravelle's Engine?

Sun Dec 18, 2005 5:44 am

Look at this picture of a Caravelle at CDG in 1996:
http://www.zap16.com/civ%20fact/civ%20caravelle.htm

It has some kind of red cover or plug inside its engine. What is it? Is this something that was normal to put into the engine? I remember seeing red inside the nacelle of the only Caravelle I ever spotted, likely of Air Provence also, at the same airport four years before.
 
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sammyk
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RE: What's In This Caravelle's Engine?

Sun Dec 18, 2005 5:53 am

Looks like the covers they use to prevent anything from getting in there during storage or downtime.
 
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RE: What's In This Caravelle's Engine?

Sun Dec 18, 2005 6:18 am

Quoting Sammyk (Reply 1):
Looks like the covers they use to prevent anything from getting in there during storage or downtime.

That's it. Same on this pic :

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This Caravelle is a SE-212, (Caravelle XII), F-GCVM.
Msn 270. Only 12 a/c of this type were built. This one was initially operated by Sterling Airways, in July 1983. Later sold to Air Inter.
Air Inter sold it to Air Provence in March 1991.
 
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RE: What's In This Caravelle's Engine?

Sun Dec 18, 2005 6:23 am

The placing of such covers is SOP for many Soviet-made airliners.. All the IL-96s, Tu-154s, Tu134s at SVO always have them on when parked on the apron.
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RE: What's In This Caravelle's Engine?

Sun Dec 18, 2005 6:50 am

It's an engine cover, something that is used on any A/C from a cessna to a 744 that is going to be sitting outside for any long period of time, nothing special.
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malmoaviation
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RE: What's In This Caravelle's Engine?

Sun Dec 18, 2005 6:55 am

SK use them on the MD 80, but they are yellow. Funny to see a startup with the covers inside the engines..  stirthepot 

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