That’s why I just stay on my rock
@Bird on a Rock, that one time that your username allows you to get an easy top comment
It takes more than one to break the engine
@PandaPoots, true but there are situations where one can can possibly cause a problem.
@PandaPoots, best I can do is one and a half
@PandaPoots, Definitely depends on the size of the bird. A sparrow or similar size bird wouldn’t do much to a typical jet engine (737 for example, CFM56-7) even if it went through the core section. But a crow size and up would be enough for a total engine failure and absolute engine change. Bird strike happen a lot, see them all the time and I would say most often times it’s little or no damage. You can smell it though when a plane had a bird ingestion...does not smell like cooked chicken at all
@WeekendsRoverrated, had to clean up the particle separator after a bird decided to fly into a Cobras #1 engine. That was such a pain. I decided at that point the Huey has a better designed particle separator.
@that crazy Marine, I couldn’t even think about cleaning out a smaller helicopter engine. The only thing I have to worry about is if the bird hit something other than the engine. The fan blades easily and effectively obliterate anything that goes their way. I hate when it hits the radome. Have to open it and do that damn coin tap test on every inch (if it didn’t penetrate) and since it’s on the flight line in full view of passengers, I know I’m on YouTube or someone’s instagram using a quarter to tap on an open radome looking like a massive idiot.
You mean one ex flappy boy
@megamanx181x, was gonna say I’m pretty sure the flappy boy loses more.
If its between southwest and a seagull its an obvious win for the $hithawk. It not only $hits on everything aswell, but can be found at least in flyover states.
Technically, best case scenario for the bird is a draw. It can't really win this.
Remember when people bought iphones from ebay just to get flappy bird app? Good times, good times.
It is flappy boi
It won't destroy the engine but it'll be a bitch to clean and maintain.
Captain Chelsea C.B. "Sully" Sullenberger
The engine, for sure. They should have said a flock of flappy bois
Looks like a Rolls Royce RB11 engine or possibly a Trent 700 series. One of the stress tests Rolls Royce puts their production engines on is catapulting a bunch of frozen chickens into the engine while under normal operating speed. Worse that happens is you get cooked ground chicken on the other end of the engine.
An 11 dollar million dollar...
Jet engine manufacturers actually test engines for this exact scenario. Look up a slow-mo video of it happening, it's crazy to see how the blades deflect and return to normal at such high speeds
"Eleven dollar million dollar"...
11 million dollar dollar??