flyps
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Glass Coffee Table Based On Engine

Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:57 pm

Hello all.

I'm new to this forum and to be honest I'm new to airplanes, too. So first 'hello to everyone'.  
Now the reason why I am here. Recently I found this table based on a part of an engine in a friends appartment that he hasn't used for a long time. It has about 80cm (+/-) in diameter I think. Now I am very interested in more details about it. Can anyone of you tell me which part of an engine it is and perhaps to which engine it belongs? Or perhaps where to find more information about it. If nessecary I can provide you with more pictures.

Thanks in advance and best regards!


 
Ps76
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RE: Glass Coffee Table Based On Engine

Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:20 pm

Hi!

Sorry I can't help you but just wanted to say welcome sir. That table sure looks different and of course interesting for an airliner enthusiast. Hope someone answers your question.

Many thanks,

Pierre
 
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RE: Glass Coffee Table Based On Engine

Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:14 am

flyps heya there! Welcome to the forums and good to have ya here.

That table is very interesting. In my opinion you would have much better luck in the Tech/Ops forum getting a detailed answer. The level of intrinsic knowledge that a lot of posters have there is truly impressive... and I think your post is relevant there. In any case I'm as interested as you now in finding out the answer!

Good luck.
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Mir
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RE: Glass Coffee Table Based On Engine

Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:34 am

I couldn't say what specific engine it's from, but it looks like part of a combustion chamber from a turbine engine.

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flyps
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RE: Glass Coffee Table Based On Engine

Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:15 pm

Thank you for your answers and your welcome messages.
I had a look at Wikipedia but could not find much more information than it seems to be a part for the injection of fuel in the combustion chamber like Mir said before. So my search will go on.  

But what I am also interested in: is it easy to get/buy such parts or did I find a rare thing? I know this table requires a special taste but I haven´t seen anything similiar before. Is it because it's hard to find such parts or perhaps is it really just scrap metal?  

Best regards... flyps

P.S. Is it possible to move this thread to the Tech-Forum on my own or do I have to contact support? Thanks!
 
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RE: Glass Coffee Table Based On Engine

Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:07 pm

I think that Aviation Hobby is the right place for it, personally.

Very interesting piece... I'm not an engine expert but an image search suggests that it's the combustion chamber from a centrifugal, axial-flow turbine which, unfortunately doesn't narrow it down much LOL

From the scale in the pictures (given by the brown shoe) I'd guess something about the size of a CFM-56, but older?
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soon7x7
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RE: Glass Coffee Table Based On Engine

Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:31 am

It is a annular burner can ring...that is the section of the engine where the Jet fuel is atomized (misted with the air) to maximize combustion. Like a carburetor so to speak. Jet fuel will not burn like gasoline, it must be atomized first..g.
 
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RE: Glass Coffee Table Based On Engine

Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:26 am

Quoting BAe146QT (Reply 5):
From the scale in the pictures (given by the brown shoe) I'd guess something about the size of a CFM-56, but older?

My guess is a CFM-56 too. Maybe not even a too-old version, because if you stow the parts in a 'contaminated' area, I'm sure even a modern jet engine can look like this table after a couple of years.

I read an article not too long ago about people who run an enterprise by selling used galley trolleys which they get from the airlines via connections. They said they're also starting to aquire aircraft wings (!) to make conference tables out of them, which seems to be a big market. I guess the same people can buy up engine parts and turn them into the table you've seen.
Maybe a simple Google search could reveal hidden mysteries  
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flyps
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RE: Glass Coffee Table Based On Engine

Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:14 pm

Thanks a lot for your hints. Today I checked the size again. It has about 92cm in diameter not 80. This means, it doesn´t fit into my car and makes relocation quite difficult.  Of course I did a Google search before but it must have been the wrong phrases. Today I was successful searching for "tables from wings aviation" and "möbel flugzeug teile".
Best results are:
http://www.motoart.com/
http://www.privatewing.com/

These guys really seem to know how to change dirty old parts to real furniture. I think first of all I should buy some sand paper and polish these little burners so I can show you some new pictures in about 5 years.  

Also many thanks for mentioning the CFM-56. As far as I know this table has an history at Airbus so this could fit. I found a product video that also shows the part:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPaiH19j3UI
The engine shown in the video seems to be little different from my table but now I know how it works.

Last question for today: Do you know what kind of steel these parts normally are made of?

Best regards!

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