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    Hola, I was just curious what exactly a flame out is? I was reading an article somebody wrote about an electrical failure in a 737-200 and he said he had to get the plane to a different altitude to prevent a flame out.
    You've got to try to find what's right before your eyes-Finger Eleven



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    Alec, a 'flame out' is when combustion ceases in the hot section of an engine, which can occur for a variety of reasons. As a result the engine has an instantaneous loss of power.

    Flame out protection is provided by a few systems, including continuous ignition for low thrust settings, heavy precipitation and turbulence, variable guide vanes to ensure adequate airflow to the combustion chamber and of course a continuous flow of fuel!

    Cheers.

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    • #3
      Thanks AJ Why will an engine run below a certain altitude, and not above when there is an electrical failure?
      You've got to try to find what's right before your eyes-Finger Eleven


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      • #4
        Alex, did you read this article in Airways? The one that had the title or snippit about fuses popping?
        -Kevin

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ACman
          Alex, did you read this article in Airways? The one that had the title or snippit about fuses popping?
          I did. I take it you read it also?
          You've got to try to find what's right before your eyes-Finger Eleven


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          • #6
            I'm not 737 endorsed but maybe they lose their continuous ignition system with the failure he had.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by AJ
              I'm not 737 endorsed but maybe they lose their continuous ignition system with the failure he had.
              Ah, I see. Thanks.
              You've got to try to find what's right before your eyes-Finger Eleven


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