purpleheepster
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Which Engine Is Which?

Mon Aug 08, 2005 6:40 am

A four engined aircraft has engines numbered one to four. Could someone tell me which engine is number one, number two etc as viewed from outside the aircraft.

I assume they are numbered left to right when facing the front, if you see what I mean, and hope someone can either confirm this or put me right.

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msp753nwa
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RE: Which Engine Is Which?

Mon Aug 08, 2005 7:37 am

Hi, They are from right to left when standing in front. So 4,3,2,1 from the front looking back at the plane.


Matt

[Edited 2005-08-08 00:37:59]
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futureuapilot
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RE: Which Engine Is Which?

Mon Aug 08, 2005 11:14 am

So like this?


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IanatSTN
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RE: Which Engine Is Which?

Mon Aug 08, 2005 5:20 pm

Quoting FutureUApilot (Reply 2):
So like this?

You got it, nice illustration....

Cheers,
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bully707
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RE: Which Engine Is Which?

Mon Aug 08, 2005 10:38 pm

BUT....!!!!

On three engined aircraft, the center one is no.3....!!!!
Or did I get it wrong again...????  Wink  Wink  Wink


Godspeed

Bernd
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RE: Which Engine Is Which?

Mon Aug 08, 2005 11:48 pm

Quoting Bully707 (Reply 4):
BUT....!!!!

On three engined aircraft, the center one is no.3....!!!!
Or did I get it wrong again...????

I always remembered that on a DC 10/ MD 11, the tail engine was #2.

Anyone? Anyone? Buhler?  rotfl  (sorry, couldn't resist!)

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PSAjet17
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RE: Which Engine Is Which?

Tue Aug 09, 2005 1:12 am

One of the guidelines used for aircraft is things must appear and operate in logical order and in the direction the equipment works in. From the captains seat items are numbered sequentially from left to right and from front to back. Gear handle goes up to raise gear, down to lower. Flap handle moves back to lower flaps and forward to raise them. Turn the control yoke to the left to make the plane go left, etc.
 
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bully707
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RE: Which Engine Is Which?

Tue Aug 09, 2005 3:46 am

Quoting 777DadandJr (Reply 5):
Anyone? Anyone? Buhler? (sorry, couldn't resist!)

Russ...you got me there!!!!!
I feel so stupid now....  Sad

But then again...NOT...!!!!  Wink  Wink  Wink

Godspeed and thanks for the heads-up!!!!


Bernd
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purpleheepster
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RE: Which Engine Is Which?

Tue Aug 09, 2005 6:43 am

Thanks for all the replies guys. You've confirmed what I thought I knew!

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