Re: Geared turbofans

Date:         11 Apr 98 02:16:41 
From:         "Low Rider" <shine-on@erols.com>
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Damon Rinard wrote in message ...
>[Re: PW8000 geared turbofan]
>
>>What worries me is the diameter of the fan --- surely it would be so
>>great as to preclude it from installation on, for instance, B737 ?
>
>I understand P&W are using re-cambered PW4000 fan blades to help develop the
>blades for the new engine. Don't know if they will make the hub the same
>diameter...

So far as I've hear, the GTF's Fan has not been finalized.  It may or may
not have hollow fan blades...  As an aside, how would one recamber a
shrouded blade?

Also:  I'll be willing to bet it WILL fit the 737...  it's too big a market
to pass up...  they couldn't make that mistake a THIRD time