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Simon 3 door

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« on: January 17, 2008, 22:03:12 PM »
Heard there was a couple of jet engines going cheap at Heathrow LMAO



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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2008, 07:45:29 AM »
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Heard there was a couple of jet engines going cheap at Heathrow LMAO


Believed to be in good running order, except for intermitant loss of power. Belive it to be nothing to serious. but collection in person only, As suspensions being removed! LOL

     

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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2008, 08:14:01 AM »
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Heard there was a couple of jet engines going cheap at Heathrow LMAO

i am already measuring the engine bay off my capri to see if the "new" engine will fit.  

but i have a bad feeling the "new" engine is a little bit to big for the capri's engine bay.

at least there where no people hurt in this accedent.

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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2008, 08:50:19 AM »
Didn't a guy strap one of these to his pick up in the US a while ago and test drove it on the highway - all they found were the jeep tracks leaving the road and nothing else - about half a mile away they found the remains of the jeep - not much left of the guy though  

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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2008, 11:11:55 AM »
yep.they could only identify the remains from fragments of his teeth in the steering wheel!

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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2008, 12:20:01 PM »
I think they were booster rockets used for take-off, hence you can't turn them off...!

 He made the "Darwin awards" & there is a clip of a reconstruction made for the film of the same name.

 Found this:-http://www.darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin1995-04.html]Jet Assisted Take-Off


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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2008, 13:39:54 PM »
the story i heard was that it was an old impala and they used JATO cannisters (jet assisted take off) which are small solid rocket boosters. anyway, it goes that they only could identify the car by the emblem on the steering wheel that was embedded in the side of the mountain he hit.

edit: just went back and read the article posted above, apparently my memory is better than i thought, lol.
« Last Edit: January 18, 2008, 13:42:46 PM by xr4man »

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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2008, 20:52:46 PM »
well i am now using the computers that control the engines at heathrow,, its really good coz it cant fail a................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... bang

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« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2008, 20:55:34 PM »
LOL Tony my laptop's a bit temperamental like that - wonder if PC World supplied BAA? LOL.

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« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2008, 23:14:22 PM »
hhmmmmmm
well i guess its good PR to get rolls royce looking at the engines, but in real terms,,there is no way both engines failed at the same time,, same applies to the fuel systems and the computers that run them,, they have redundanceys for that event,,,,,,,,,,

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« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2008, 14:59:45 PM »
maybe the plane just ran out off fuel?

it would not be the first time.

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« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2008, 16:13:33 PM »
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maybe the plane just ran out off fuel?

it would not be the first time.

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Paul

If it started in South Africa, and it ran out of fuel. They'd at least be able to say the fuel was stolen while taxing to the run way as that aint impossible over there. LOL

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« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2008, 17:59:18 PM »
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Paul

If it started in South Africa, and it ran out of fuel. They'd at least be able to say the fuel was stolen while taxing to the run way as that aint impossible over there. LOL

Zane

Guess you're OK if its after curfew?? LMFAO      

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« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2008, 18:40:57 PM »
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Guess you're OK if its after curfew?? LMFAO      

zane, your ok.

in my imagination, i can see a few people, while running after the plane, whit jerrycans and some hose, trying to suck the tanks dry, while the plane is taxing on the runway            

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