Re: Compressor Stall at Takeoff?

Date:         10 Dec 97 04:05:02 
From:         gfoley@freenet.columbus.oh.us (Gerard Foley)
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John Vincent Lombardi (uniphone@pacbell.net) wrote:
: The early turbojets and turbofans (JT3D, JT8D, etc.) were very
: susceptible to compressor stalls, but damage rarely resulted. It isn't at
: all uncommon to get a stall during engine acceleration, reduce throttle
: to clear and then continue the takeoff as the engine spun back up
: normally.

  Way off the point:
When I first rode in a TWA707 from O'Hare to Philadelphia, probably around
1957, I thought the takeoff run was the longest I had ever experienced.

   Later on 707's seemed to get off the ground fairly easily.  Were they
re-engined or something to improved the initial acceleration?

Gerry

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Gerry