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Fred Robel
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FOD damage to the 7th stage of the HPC in a CFM56-3 this morning. That’s about 3x as much damage as is allowed. No repair. Remove and replace the blade.

"Tears, nicks, dents, and missing material on the leading and trailing edge of stages 1 thru 9 compressor blades found in the lower 25% of the airfoil (but not in the root radius).

1) Tears are not permitted.

2) No maximum number of nicks, dents and missing material if the damage is less than 0.03 inch (0.76 mm) in depth."


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My wife has decided that she wants a 1955 or 1956 Packard Clipper for a classic cruise car.

She loves the little "Ship's Wheel" emblems that are on the car. "It's nautical!", she exclaimed.

I'm down with it to be honest. You don't see Packards every day; those 55-56 models have that right '50's car "look" to them; having one would feed my made-in-Michigan ego; and they are fairly reasonable in price for a driving example.

Cheers for marital agreement.

#packard
#classic
#automobile
#cars
#fifties

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I seriously miss working on the old Boeing 720's at Pratt & Whitney. Though those planes are not operating anymore, I always have my memories.

JT3D's, singing turbocompressors, cutting my head open on a belly drain tube.... lol.

B720-023B cockpit, in the main hangar at Plattsburgh: Pratt & Whitney Flight Test Ops.
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Borescope inspecting a CFM56-3 turbine engine, from a B737 aircraft.

Here, we are shooting video of the STG 2 LPC blades.

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One of our “for parts” B767-300 Aircraft. Ex-JAL passenger bird, helping to keep our 767 freighters flying.

I especially like the wooden skids the main landing Gear is sitting on. Makes it look like it is on skis.

KOSC

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Junkers are cool. Remind me of the Stout Metal Aircraft/Ford airplanes.
This Day in Aviation History
October 13th, 1930
First flight of the Junkers Ju 52/1m.
 
In its original configuration, designated the Ju 52/1m, the Ju 52 was a single-engined aircraft, powered by either a BMW or Junkers liquid-cooled engine. However, the single-engine model was underpowered, and after seven prototypes had been completed, all subsequent Ju 52s were built with three radial engines as the Ju 52/3m (drei motoren — "three engines"). Originally powered by three Pratt & Whitney R-1690 Hornet radial engines, later production models mainly received 574 kW (770 hp) BMW 132 engines, a licence-built refinement of the Pratt & Whitney design. Export models were also built with 447 kW (600 hp) Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp and 578 kW (775 hp) Bristol Pegasus VI engines. The two wing-mounted radial engines of the Ju 52/3m had half-chord cowlings and in planform view (from above/below) appeared to be splayed outwards, being mounted at an almost perpendicular angle to the tapered wing's sweptback leading edge. The central engine had a cowling like a Townend ring as the fuselage behind it was increasing in diameter, though some later aircraft had deeper cowlings. Production Ju 52/3m aircraft flown by Luft Hansa before World War II, as well as Luftwaffe-flown Ju 52s flown during the war, usually used an air-start system to turn over their trio of radial engines, using a common compressed air supply that also operated the main wheels' brakes....
 
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Wikipedia, Junkers Ju 52: http://gstv.us/1MtL6eZ
 
YouTube, Junkers JU52-1M History Information: http://gstv.us/1MtLfik
 
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#avgeek #Junkers #Ju52 #German #airliner #military #aviation #history #fb
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How to: get into an aircraft fuel tank, method #17.

God I hate fuel tank work.

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Beriev A-50 - First flew 1978, around 40 built. 25 still in service in Russia. 4 in India.
-photo by Kirill Mushak
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Good morning from KOSC!

A B747-400 freighter awaits the sun, next to Hangar 9.

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