GE F136

All about the Pratt & Whitney F135 and the (cancelled) General Electric/Rolls-Royce F136
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Unread post26 Nov 2009, 03:46

This aircraft just becomes more impressive by the day............ :notworthy:
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Unread post26 Nov 2009, 06:24

Holy crap. Looks like in the future of aviation the technician will be bringing a laptop instead of a tool board.
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Unread post26 Nov 2009, 06:47

pushoksti wrote:Holy crap. Looks like in the future of aviation the technician will be bringing a laptop instead of a tool board.


It's already that way! :doh:

Jet Engine Intermediate Maintenance and Depot Maintenance already use all electronic technical data. Organizational Maintenance (Flight Line) will be using electronic technical data soon.

(Both of which are considered "eTools")

Computers are used to download flight data and diagnostic data from the engines, and the engine starter controllers. Engine data is further refined through a ground based computer system to 'trend' data indicating faults before the occur.

Even the anti-skid breaking system in the Viper uses computer diagnostics.

This is all above/beyond what the avionics guys use to program/maintain the electronics of the Viper.

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Unread post22 Dec 2009, 18:40

Apologies if already posted (I don't recall seeing this video before and have searched forum but...):

http://www.fighterengineteam.com/f136_explore.html (17Mb .FLV video)

"Take a quick tour of the F136, and discover the innovative, high-technology features the GE Rolls-Royce Fighter Engine Team is bringing to the Joint Strike Fighter program."
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Unread post01 Jun 2010, 23:46

Hello! I'm working at a school project and I want to know how is the F119 engine mounted on the F22 Raptor. Are they using turnbuckles? A picture would be of great help!
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Unread post02 Jun 2010, 00:05

Putting aside the political issues, can anyone highlight the key technical deifferences/strengths/weaknesses of the F135 vs the F136 based on the limited amount of info available.. something a layman can appreciate? Thanks.
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Unread post02 Jun 2010, 18:04

capnjacksparrow wrote:Hello! I'm working at a school project and I want to know how is the F119 engine mounted on the F22 Raptor. Are they using turnbuckles? A picture would be of great help!


Turnbuckles - No. Pictures - None that I've ever seen.

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Unread post02 Jun 2010, 18:05

See this thread, bottom of page; http://www.f-16.net/f-16_forum_viewtopic-t-14070.html

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Unread post02 Jun 2010, 21:46

That_Engine_Guy wrote:
capnjacksparrow wrote:Hello! I'm working at a school project and I want to know how is the F119 engine mounted on the F22 Raptor. Are they using turnbuckles? A picture would be of great help!


Turnbuckles - No. Pictures - None that I've ever seen.

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In this case I wolud like to know what are turnbuckles used for on the newer planes. I know they were used to tension comand cables on earlier planes, but today?
I red an article about turnbuckle safteying and a company was very proud that "The adjustable engine mounts on the F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft are secured with Click-Locs™". Can somebody explain me what turnbuckles is this about?
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Unread post03 Jun 2010, 05:01

There may be links in the 'mounting system' but the main mounts on most fighter engines (I believe the Raptor included) are large thrust pins. The pins are the main points that the engine transfers thrust to the airframe.

The F-16 does have a side-link that keeps the engine from swaying, but it is rigid. The Raptor (according to the company's technical specs) appears to have some sort of 'adjustable' linkage in it's mounting arrangement, but were I don't know?

I've never seen a photograph of the Raptor's engine bay(s) without the F119 installed.

Turnbuckles are used in many systems. Many components that need to be 'centered' or 'aligned' with other components have adjustable links. Feed-back cables and mechanical linkages (IE - Viper throttles) have adjustable linkages in them. (Like a turnbuckle)

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Unread post12 Oct 2015, 17:59

F136 engine video

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Unread post04 Dec 2015, 04:21

tritonprime wrote:F136 engine video


Only 5 years old, and WAY old news :doh:

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Unread post04 Dec 2015, 04:40

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ :devil: 'TEG' where ya' bin? Fixing dem F135s in da trenches? :mrgreen: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Unread post04 Dec 2015, 17:05

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Unread post13 Dec 2015, 17:11

Rolls Royce is already involved in F-135 Project, why on earth they tried to create a rival engine with GE ?
Why Pratt & Whitney didn't raise any objection to that ? I am a little hazy about the whole story .
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