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glider90
09-19-2015, 06:18 PM
Pictures floating all over FB of some rather overheated exhaust shrouds after heat 3A on Strega. Anyone on site have further details?
https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/t31.0-8/12030280_10153551519594564_9007953985419463935_o.j pg

SkyvanDelta
09-19-2015, 07:36 PM
Is the torn chrome piece a fairing for exhaust? Is it a cosmetic piece to help decrease drag over the exhaust pipes?

What would cause the tearing of the metal? A small crack that gets enlarged by a 475mph wind speed and engine vibration?

Idaho_cowpony
09-19-2015, 07:43 PM
Looks like a broken weld on one of the pipes..leading to excessive heat on the shroud itself.

SkyvanDelta
09-19-2015, 07:53 PM
Looks like a broken weld on one of the pipes..leading to excessive heat on the shroud itself.

I assume the pilot has no idea that this is going on outside?

SkyvanDelta
09-19-2015, 08:03 PM
Is that a factory stock piece or is that a custom made piece?

N22252
09-19-2015, 09:01 PM
Pictures floating all over FB of some rather overheated exhaust shrouds after heat 3A on Strega. Anyone on site have further details?
https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/t31.0-8/12030280_10153551519594564_9007953985419463935_o.j pg

Hoot is accustomed to aerodynamic heating upon reentry :thumbsup:

Race 29
09-19-2015, 09:54 PM
Hoot is accustomed to aerodynamic heating upon reentry :thumbsup:

Where's the "Like" button on this!!

Race 29