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JT8D On Takeoff

Wed Feb 18, 2004 10:53 am

Question on the JT8D during takeoff.

What is that common popping noise one hears during take off of any aircraft powered by JT8Ds. I notice it on 727s 737 Classics and DC9s.
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RE: JT8D On Takeoff

Wed Feb 18, 2004 11:15 am

That's the rubber bands between the squirrel wheel and turbine snapping under the stress.

Sorry, I couldn't resist.

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RE: JT8D On Takeoff

Wed Feb 18, 2004 11:20 am

gotta love early technology.
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RE: JT8D On Takeoff

Wed Feb 18, 2004 12:49 pm

Pressure differential between the high pressure air surrounding the exhaust and the low pressure high speed air on exit. During high end thrust, the boundary disturbance becomes so high you hear anomolies like popping or snapping sometimes. With higher bypass powerplants, the bypass/exhaust air mixture is more pronounced causing less disturbance.
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RE: JT8D On Takeoff

Thu Feb 19, 2004 7:55 am

Not just JT-8s. Listen to a Tu-134 with the D-30SeriesII engines takeoff.

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