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Sponge!
Dec 22, 2004

SPORK!


Petekill posted:

In this sort of situation, do they even try to fix the damage to the engine, or is it a "trash it and get a new one" kinda thing?

Replace with known good unit. Then sell the old one for refurb. Everything behind the piece that shouted FREEDOM! and leapt out should be salvageable...

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peepsalot
Apr 24, 2007

        PEEP THIS...
           BITCH!



Petekill posted:

In this sort of situation, do they even try to fix the damage to the engine, or is it a "trash it and get a new one" kinda thing?
It'll probably buff right out.

SHAQ4PREZ
Dec 20, 2004

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Economy Car

I work on smaller turboprop engines, but from what I've seen an engine like that is typically "reduced to spares".

There are still some valuable parts that may have survived.

grover
Jan 23, 2002

PEW PEW PEW







Here's a spectacular video of an F4 Phantom crashing into a concrete wall at 500mph:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--_R...player_embedded

-Spiffy- posted:

Hahhaha everything about that video is retarded.
I love the retards drag racing those "10-second" alcohol ATVs at night on an unlit public road without so much as a helmet. Regular Darwin-award nominees right there. poo poo, everything about every single person in this video screamed Darwin-quality. How can people be so cavalier with their lives? At least the cameramen recognized some of the risks.

grover fucked around with this message at 15:43 on Nov 11, 2009

LOO
Mar 5, 2004



747 Engine fell off in flight:


C-130 with propeller trouble:


A-10 with some Battle Damage:

User Error
Aug 31, 2006


LOO posted:

A-10 with some Battle Damage:


A-10s are so loving I bet the pilot kept killing tanks and poo poo for a while before returning to base.

ab0z
Jun 28, 2008

by angerbotSD


LOO posted:

A-10 with some Battle Damage:


Michigan!

Dave Inc.
Nov 26, 2007
Let's have a drink!

chem42 posted:

A-10s are so loving I bet the pilot kept killing tanks and poo poo for a while before returning to base.

Oh god I never want to be close to the target of one of these things.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AU32...feature=related

From awesome to terror in 30 seconds.

Fermunky
May 30, 2003

The monkey is NOT impressed...

Not really catastrophic in mechanical terms, but this did cost me over 4 grand to replace all the valves and associated hardware for my 2001 BMW 330i motor after the "money shift". So financially it was catastrophic to me...

This is with the cams removed.


Click here for the full 2016x1344 image.



Click here for the full 2016x1344 image.

Fermunky fucked around with this message at 18:23 on Nov 11, 2009

punkr0csux
May 1, 2008


LOO posted:


C-130 with propeller trouble:




C-130 With Wing Trouble:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bDNCac2N1o

JoshGuitar
Oct 25, 2005


It's from a small engine, and not as exciting as some of the others posted here, but this is what happens when you run a single-cylinder Kohler with no oil:

Click here for the full 1600x1200 image.

cakesmith handyman
Jul 22, 2007

Pip-Pip old chap! Last one in is a rotten egg what what.



With regards the blades running for freedom, I understand the term used is "Material recovery" at that point.

Blocko
Jul 12, 2008

Spoiler alert: Blood Ravens are actually Hiigarans who got sucked into the warp, were sent back in time to fight in WWII against the Panzer Elite, then stole a nazi time machine to go into the future and save mankind from an army of Lobster-Elephants and other impossible creatures.

Rated R.


Dave Inc. posted:

Oh god I never want to be close to the target of one of these things.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AU32...feature=related

From awesome to terror in 30 seconds.

Jesus christ it'd be like fighting a dragon. Explosions and then a loud roar.

INCHI DICKARI
Aug 23, 2006

by FactsAreUseless


Dave Inc. posted:

Oh god I never want to be close to the target of one of these things.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AU32...feature=related

From awesome to terror in 30 seconds.

The GAU-8 Avenger gives me such a chub.



Edit: Photo does not belong in this thread as neither are anywhere close to a horrible mechanical failure.

INCHI DICKARI fucked around with this message at 21:30 on Nov 11, 2009

Dave Inc.
Nov 26, 2007
Let's have a drink!

Psylocibe posted:

The GAU-8 Avenger gives me such a chub.



Edit: Photo does not belong in this thread as neither are anywhere close to a horrible mechanical failure.

Yes but one of them liberally dispenses mechanical failure, so it counts.

Sterndotstern
Nov 16, 2002

by Y Kant Ozma Post


Dave Inc. posted:

Yes but one of them liberally dispenses mechanical failure, so it counts.

In addition, the bedskirt around the munitions cart displays a staggering failure of taste.

That loving video made me jump... remind me never EVER to end up on the wrong side of an A-10.

Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

Does a bear split in the woods near Zheleznogorsk?


Psylocibe posted:

The GAU-8 Avenger gives me such a chub.



Edit: Photo does not belong in this thread as neither are anywhere close to a horrible mechanical failure.

That photo should be in EVERY thread.

Kerosene19
May 7, 2007




LOO posted:

Uncontained Turbine Failure:




It is worth noting that the turbine disc you see here came from the #1 engine, passed through the pack bay and ended up stuck on the outboard side of #2.

Kip
May 7, 2007


Dave Inc. posted:

Yes but one of them liberally dispenses mechanical failure, so it counts.

I'm pretty sure both of them do that.

a real chump
Jul 30, 2003

noice

Nap Ghost

Fist of Freud posted:

It is worth noting that the turbine disc you see here came from the #1 engine, passed through the pack bay and ended up stuck on the outboard side of #2.

That makes it even more awesome.

Previa_fun
Nov 10, 2004

Aww, so I had my slant on. Lay off me!


I always liked this picture as an example of how powerful turbine engines can be:



Anyone know what those cargo containers weigh?

Vanagoon
Jan 20, 2008


Best Dead Gay Forums
on the whole Internet!

^ from working at FedEx I know that type of container is called an LD3, if that helps any. Stacking them with freight is a bitch unless you're three feet tall.

The over-arching term for the air freight containers is "ULD - Unit Load Device". I prefer the AMJ's myself. Nice big box.

Vanagoon fucked around with this message at 01:22 on Nov 12, 2009

BIG HORNY COW
Apr 11, 2003


Vanagoon posted:

^ from working at FedEx I know that type of container is called an LD3, if that helps any. Stacking them with freight is a bitch unless you're three feet tall.

The over-arching term for the air freight containers is "ULD - Unit Load Device". I prefer the AMJ's myself. Nice big box.

LD3s are't too heavy like mabye 3-400lbs. I think the tare weight on a J is like 6-700lbs and a fully loaded one can weigh over 2 tons

edit: oh hello fellow hub slave

Previa_fun
Nov 10, 2004

Aww, so I had my slant on. Lay off me!


Vanagoon posted:

^ from working at FedEx I know that type of container is called an LD3, if that helps any. Stacking them with freight is a bitch unless you're three feet tall.

The over-arching term for the air freight containers is "ULD - Unit Load Device". I prefer the AMJ's myself. Nice big box.

Thanks, from a quick Google search it seems the empty weight of an LD3 container is 85 kg or about 187 pounds. After seeing some pretty gory pictures of a mechanic who was unfortunately a lot smaller than the engine intake, I can see how something like that could get lifted into the air.

Edit: beaten, with conflicting information. My source: http://rj-cargo.com/RJCargoFleetULD...17/Default.aspx

LOO
Mar 5, 2004



Fist of Freud posted:

It is worth noting that the turbine disc you see here came from the #1 engine, passed through the pack bay and ended up stuck on the outboard side of #2.

Thank you, I forget to mention that.

Modena AL
Jul 20, 2002


BIG HORNY COW posted:

LD3s are't too heavy like mabye 3-400lbs. I think the tare weight on a J is like 6-700lbs and a fully loaded one can weigh over 2 tons

edit: oh hello fellow hub slave

I always hated it when a driver would leave his pins down and dump a fully loaded AMJ into the street across from my input line. Also, pulling a full string of AMJ's through the snow never works.

BIG HORNY COW
Apr 11, 2003


Modena AL posted:

I always hated it when a driver would leave his pins down and dump a fully loaded AMJ into the street across from my input line. Also, pulling a full string of AMJ's through the snow never works.

One night a driver took a turn a little too close when coming inside, hit a bollard with the corner of the first pallet and ripped the hitch out of the tug.

Our boss came out like "BOY YOU BETTER RUN AWAY BEFORE THEY FIRE YOUR rear end FOR ALMOST DROPPING A CAN". Tug driver booked it out of there and we stole the cans for our flight haha.

Apparently in the good ol' days, the tugs had absolutely no governers on them and the drivers would get them up to like 80-90mph

Vanagoon
Jan 20, 2008


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Modena AL posted:

I always hated it when a driver would leave his pins down and dump a fully loaded AMJ into the street across from my input line. Also, pulling a full string of AMJ's through the snow never works.

This is called dropping a can. You don't want to drop a can. I have seen someone kind of almost lose one, but still have one end up on the dolly, and all the ramp agents all come running from everywhere, 10 guys, and push it back up on the dolly and move along like nothing happened. They would say to me "You didn't see that!!" and I'd be like "blink blink see what? what the gently caress are you talking about, I didn't see anything!". You're supposed to empty out a dropped can and load the stuff into a new one, but that makes everyone late. Push that big bitch back up there and go!


I am an ex-hub-wage-slave BTW.

I will agree that the Tugs are strong as gently caress. Think of this, it's the famous for being unbreakable Ford 300cid I6 in a solid steel body with a big fuckoff sheild on the front and a big rail down one side. It's basically made of distilled badass and angry. They are awesome.

here;
https://www.aerospecialties.com/pro...rs/tugincMA.php

You can basically just run into poo poo so hard that you stall it, but you can just start it back up and keep going. Tugs are made of the strong. Gotta love the Jason-mask grille too. You could push my car and your car and a bus and every drat thing else out of the way with a Tug. gently caress Yeah.

Late in my experience at FedEx they were rolling out these slow rear end diesel tugs. Love the way they sounded, but boy were they dog rear end slowww.

Dilbert.
Feb 20, 2006
two thumbs uuughhlp

Kip posted:

I'm pretty sure both of them do that.

Beat me to it.


That BMW curb mishap reminded me of this incident:
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=a28_1246390274

Modena AL
Jul 20, 2002


Vanagoon posted:

This is called dropping a can. You don't want to drop a can. I have seen someone kind of almost lose one, but still have one end up on the dolly, and all the ramp agents all come running from everywhere, 10 guys, and push it back up on the dolly and move along like nothing happened. They would say to me "You didn't see that!!" and I'd be like "blink blink see what? what the gently caress are you talking about, I didn't see anything!". You're supposed to empty out a dropped can and load the stuff into a new one, but that makes everyone late. Push that big bitch back up there and go!


Ah, yes, I remember it was called dropping a can now. Been quite a while. I dropped a few in my days. I always remembered them telling me that you were pretty much escorted out if you dropped one but never saw anything happen to anyone.

I did see a guy drop one off of the loaders by the plane. From the second deck of a DC10. He climbed down, threw his badge at his manager, and started walking home.

Rev. Dr. Moses P. Lester
Oct 3, 2000


Prelude Gundam posted:

Beat me to it.


That BMW curb mishap reminded me of this incident:
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=a28_1246390274
"you've got to hand it to the germans, they make great cars!"

BIG HORNY COW
Apr 11, 2003


Modena AL posted:

Ah, yes, I remember it was called dropping a can now. Been quite a while. I dropped a few in my days. I always remembered them telling me that you were pretty much escorted out if you dropped one but never saw anything happen to anyone.

I did see a guy drop one off of the loaders by the plane. From the second deck of a DC10. He climbed down, threw his badge at his manager, and started walking home.

My roommate saw a guy make the tiniest little aircraft strike with a belt loader. Everything had to come off the plane. ugh.

Pretty crazy considering those things fuselages are basically held together by speedtape.

The list of instantly fire-able offences at the hub are:
1.Stepping across the red line
2.Aircraft Strikes
3.Dropping a can
4.Fistfights
5.Theft

Petekill
May 14, 2005

Where's Hammond?
Well I'll call him!


Prelude Gundam posted:

Beat me to it.


That BMW curb mishap reminded me of this incident:
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=a28_1246390274

Why bother fleeing the scene? The police could easily just follow the giant gouge in the road

darknrgy
Jul 26, 2003

...wait come back

Speaking of tugs, TUGBOATS have an excellent failure mode
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEfUblSDzww

This guy doesn't crash but I'm sure he poo poo his pants for a couple minutes straight.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ignxHHhtA4I

Bigger boat takes poo poo on smaller boat.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3WveEZykJ8

And just for fun, riding a bike on a tug boat doing donuts!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEIK_IpwV58

Ok, so not so much mechanical failure as just failure, hope that is ok

BIG HORNY COW
Apr 11, 2003


darknrgy posted:

Speaking of tugs, TUGBOATS have an excellent failure mode
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEfUblSDzww

"Bro, we should get our kayaks."

no, you should call the coast guard or for gently caress sake at least the harbormaster

KozmoNaut
Apr 23, 2008

Happiness is a warm
Turbo Plasma Rifle


Grimey Drawer

BIG HORNY COW posted:

"Bro, we should get our kayaks."

no, you should call the coast guard or for gently caress sake at least the harbormaster

Hey bro, they're Team Demshitz, bro. I think they know what they're doing, bro





Bro.

Vanagoon
Jan 20, 2008


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BIG HORNY COW posted:

My roommate saw a guy make the tiniest little aircraft strike with a belt loader. Everything had to come off the plane. ugh.

Pretty crazy considering those things fuselages are basically held together by speedtape.

The list of instantly fire-able offences at the hub are:
1.Stepping across the red line
2.Aircraft Strikes
3.Dropping a can
4.Fistfights
5.Theft

Speaking of people getting fired: Is anyone here who saw them set a 727 down on it's rear end end some years ago? I dont remember exactly what date, or even year, it was. This was at the MEM hub. The story I heard was the maintenance tards took the tailstand/aft stairs up/away with some cans still in the back of the plane (??) and down she went. I have no idea how to google for this but I saw it with my own eyes, a 727 squatting it's back end down against the ground with the nose up in the air. This happened mid 2000's.

I was working in the old hub and the plane in question was parked up close to the "auto hub" on the other side of the ramp - Didn't get a thing done that night, too busy gawking. Did they keep it out of the news completely?

GWBBQ
Jan 2, 2005




When you turn the wheel and it makes a funny noise, don't ignore it for two months.


This is before I started disassembling it.

Dave Inc. posted:

Oh god I never want to be close to the target of one of these things.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AU32...feature=related

From awesome to terror in 30 seconds.
I really want to hear an A-10 firing in person. It's like the tripods from the remake of War of the Worlds.

BIG HORNY COW
Apr 11, 2003


Vanagoon posted:

Speaking of people getting fired: Is anyone here who saw them set a 727 down on it's rear end end some years ago? I dont remember exactly what date, or even year, it was. This was at the MEM hub. The story I heard was the maintenance tards took the tailstand/aft stairs up/away with some cans still in the back of the plane (??) and down she went. I have no idea how to google for this but I saw it with my own eyes, a 727 squatting it's back end down against the ground with the nose up in the air. This happened mid 2000's.

I was working in the old hub and the plane in question was parked up close to the "auto hub" on the other side of the ramp - Didn't get a thing done that night, too busy gawking. Did they keep it out of the news completely?
I don't remember hearing anything about this, but its really not surprising.

Here are some videos of horrible mechanical failures:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHZqcKj7jNM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZWy_fASSiQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOFIt9iw1Fs

lol china

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Das Volk
Nov 19, 2002



BIG HORNY COW posted:

I don't remember hearing anything about this, but its really not surprising.

Here are some videos of horrible mechanical failures:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHZqcKj7jNM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZWy_fASSiQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOFIt9iw1Fs

lol china

The best part is the oonce-oonce music going in the background of the last one.

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