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Sony Alpha 700 hobbyist
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Actually all commercial airplane has been configured that allow them to fly with only one engine still running. They only have to compensate for the off balance load but it can still fly and land pretty stable.
But if you lose all the engines? heheh... Game Over.
Engin fall off? What did they use to fasten the engin to the wings? Masking tape?
Doesn't sound as bad as the headline says "engine falls off". Its more an intentional-eject as they said.
Actually losing an engine on takeoff is alot worse than losing one during flight as the power required for that initial boost up to speed in a short distance is significant
The amazing part is, the plane is a fly-by-wire which mean since it lost fuel, all the electrical generator stop when the final engine stopped thus all the hydraulic power component likethe flaps, brakes, and spoilers does not work. As the engine did not work, the only thing they have left was ram air turbine which was able to generate enough power to operate some of the flap and gears...etc. A ram air turbine is like a wind mill generator which pops out on the side of the plane. As the plane is moving thru the fast air, the propeller spins the generator to generate electricity. IT is not alot but it is enough to get some of the flight control to come back online. A fl-by-wire place is all electrical and not mechanical you. Newer planes are all like that (flying with a joy sitck) unlike say that 737 plane that lose the engine.
So it came down at an angle to keep the plane at a speed where it's flaps can still respond to air flow and not stall. Stalling would mean losing so much speed and lift that it will just fall like a rock to earth. The pilots line up the plane to the runway and control it's flight by. They have to trim off the excess air speed to be at landing speed. It landed with more thus bust a few tires but in the end managed to land the place at the end of the runway or maybe it shot past alittle. Something like that. A number of factors came into play to help that plane avoid a tragedy actually.
Willstallion is right...if this power lose or engine drop happen when it is just taking off..it would be game over.
Last edited by sammy888; 9th November 2007 at 09:24 PM.