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  •  IMHO (5+ / 0-)

    The Rolls Royce RB211s are the best engines I've ever flown.

    I know that had some development troubles, but the ones on our 757s are wonderful.

    If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low... oh you oughta see it sometime. It's a sight. A big plane like a '52... varrrooom! Its jet exhaust... frying chickens in the barnyard!

    by Major Kong on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 10:33:08 AM PDT

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    •  Are they three spool engines like many RBs? (1+ / 0-)
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      Time makes more converts than reason. Thomas Paine, Common Sense

      by VTCC73 on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 02:48:40 PM PDT

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      •  Yes, they are. (0+ / 0-)

        Actually, they were the first three spool engines. Their development bankrupted RR, then the company went on to become the top league jet engine maker.

        I deal in facts. My friends are few but fast.

        by Farugia on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 01:23:46 PM PDT

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