Turbine Engine Explodes

Very expensive test to see what happens when a bird flies into a turbine!

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1. Voutelamberopipi 4 years ago

did the bird die?

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2. andrer999 4 years ago

Was that really necessary?
I thought cientists were smart people!

#(removed comment) any untrained bird could spot the irony in #1.

by the way: belo nick ó portuga! >:) >:)

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3. Voutelamberopipi 4 years ago

#2 ;P

#(removed comment) i don't know, that's why i asked

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4. Comment rated too low. Show this comment exxxed 4 years ago

#1 I guess the engine died.

I wonder what bird flies at 40.000 feet oO...

*** And now the smart people*** WHEN IT LANDS/TAKES OFF IDIOT! xD

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5. henrybrodie 4 years ago

#4 - you dont have to be smart to realise a plane lands/takes off - whats the difference between a bird flying at 40,000 feet through a turbine and 250 feet? nothing ( apart from the bird isnt breathing at 40,000 feet )

nevertheless, unless this bird was yellow and from sesame steet ( www.theage.com.au/ffximage/2004/12/22/big_bird_narrowweb__200x313.jpg - for those who dont get the reference joke ) then this is not an accurate video.

Im not calling 'FAKE!!!' but ive been in a plane when a bird goes through the turbine and its an irritating 'bump', either they were testing a different type of engine, a different speed, or something that does not simulate a bird.

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6. irishgek 4 years ago

None of ye can read ....test to see what happens ....they never mentioned a bird was actually fired in to theses blades ....read you tube comment and it makes sense "This is a video of an engine on a test stand when a turbine blade is failed by an explosive device attached to a blade. Usually they fire a bird at the engine. A 3lb. dead chicken. " you can plainly see they even marked the blade with the explosive

Here is a real clip of birds hitting and #5 least you have brains


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7. MiNo 4 years ago

how about an ostrich?

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8. benighted 4 years ago

This isn't a bird strike test... it's a blade-off test. You can see a rainbow-colored blade. It gets released while at full engine speed, and the engine box must withstand the ensuing chaos. that's all

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9. ringmaster 4 years ago

Why the * isn't the test in a sealed compartment or something?

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10. syapik 4 years ago

Actually, my fellow friends, if i'm not mistaken, this test has been made in the year 1970s by Rolls Royce company for their engines, to test if their engines will not exlopde and dangerously harms other aircraft body (with the cowl-engine's housing), or in other words, extremely exploding with flying debris that could smash other aircraft components. What did they want to find out is, if only one blade is damage, will it harms other components of the aircraft or other blades in the engines? the answer is no, because the results shows that only 4 blades besides the broken blade (coloured blade) is broken, and the damage hitted the compressor in the engine, but not reach the turbine n combustion chamber area..the results is 88% reach their target, but they could not do any better at that time.. that was their best. The engine type is CF-6 80C, which is the major type of engine being used worldwide at that time..Sorry if i'm false, please correct me..

I'm sorry, my english are not very good..

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11. kainim 4 years ago

#6 at the end a turkey sandwich comes out :D

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12. senate 4 years ago

i saw somtheing on the History Channel a year or so ago...they do test fire chicken or whatever into the engine...they also shoot thousands of gallons of water into the engine...among some of the tests...Im just going on what they said. Im no expert nor is anyone else here(lets face it if we were we wounldnt be here arguing back and forth like little kids).

if these tests are true I fell more comfortable about flying cause when your 30,000+ up in the sky I need some sense of security.

also for what they were saying each one of those blades cost about the same as a luxury vehicle

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13. Chrisofskjern 4 years ago

I have a hard time believing they actually shot a bird or a dummy-bird into the engine. I really don't think a bird could do that to an engine of that size. and whats with the countdown? 3, 2, 1 FIRE! Sounds more like they put some explosive charges into the engine

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14. martynbiker 4 years ago

Your English may not be great but your explanation was spot on!

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15. kainim 4 years ago

#14, my english is pretty good, but it's true that sentence is wrong :p

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16. sethg81 4 years ago


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17. syapik 4 years ago

#14 Thanks martynbiker..

#12 Yes..a blade which made from Titanium costs about USD3500 blade which is made from Inconel costs about USD2800.. I worked in a aircraft MRO company, maintenancing the aircraft blades from all over the world.

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18. Redline1234567 4 years ago

slow motion please :D

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19. yodakiller 4 years ago

Just to clarify something most engines these days are designed to take up to 4 bird hits. #5 if you did get a bird hit the plane would have to land for safety reasons, if it was just a little bump its probably turbulence or you hit an air pocket in a cloud, what you see is not accurate for new engines of today but none the less the plane would be landed. and one more thing YOU ARE ONLY GOING TO HIT A BIRD ON TAKE OFF AND LANDING, unless your in a low flying aircraft which DONT use turbine engines.

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20. Mitak 4 years ago

Those scientists are having so much fun!!! :D

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21. junala 4 years ago

in Die hard 2 John McLane threw a commando through a turbine. hmm...

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22. DJKovu 3 years ago

bird...? sure there wosen´t a mautain rock involted in that? o.o....