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Aircraft With The Most Intense Engine Start Up

Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:46 pm

Greetings everyone! I would like to hear your opinion on the loudest, most intense engine start ups on any aircraft you flown. I only have flown on the Boeing 737-700 and -800 variants on Southwest in person and it gets pretty loud when those CFM56-7Bs come to life. But in my personal opinion, the 777s equipped with the GE90 engines are absolutely insane!
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Re: Aircraft With The Most Intense Engine Start Up

Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:51 pm

What about the CSeries? Or is the howl just during taxi?
 
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Re: Aircraft With The Most Intense Engine Start Up

Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:00 pm

The most intense one that I’ve experienced is indeed the 777’s GE90. However I also quite like the GE equipped 787s. GE seems to be good on that :D While it’s not intense, it just has this deep sound which I like. It’s not so much on the RR equipped ones IMO.
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Re: Aircraft With The Most Intense Engine Start Up

Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:24 pm

CarbonFibre wrote:
What about the CSeries? Or is the howl just during taxi?


I haven't heard the A220 start up on the inside yet, but its real interesting how the PW1500G starts up.
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Re: Aircraft With The Most Intense Engine Start Up

Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:56 pm

77W have a unique startup. the whole plane shakes at start-up.....but you cant beat the take off though! the sound of the GE90-115 engines are music to my ears!
 
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Re: Aircraft With The Most Intense Engine Start Up

Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:46 am

L-1011. When those RB-211's start, you feel it.
 
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Re: Aircraft With The Most Intense Engine Start Up

Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:30 am

Nothing beats the ghostly "whoosh" of the DC-8: https://youtu.be/P_USqwNZvoI?t=98

(It actually happens at around the 2:12 mark, but I started at the beginning of the spoolup.)
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Re: Aircraft With The Most Intense Engine Start Up

Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:41 pm

Radial engines tend to be a lot more interesting on start up.
 
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Re: Aircraft With The Most Intense Engine Start Up

Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:58 am

Sitting in the back of an MD-80 during start is a pretty neat experience; the starter engages and the sound progresses from a low rumble and increases in pitch several octaves until it reaches a steady howl that sounds characteristically low bypass and (IMO) exceptionally more interesting then most types today.
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Re: Aircraft With The Most Intense Engine Start Up

Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:25 am

I'm with Bohica on the RB211 but my perspective is more from the ramp-side, not from on-board. They also seemed to smell 'richer' than other engines as there was always a strong smell of jetfuel whenever these started up.
 
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Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:16 am

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Re: Aircraft With The Most Intense Engine Start Up

Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:22 pm

The An-148 with its Progress D-436 engine is surely in the top-5:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5OHBsinP9I

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Re: Aircraft With The Most Intense Engine Start Up

Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:08 am

paullam wrote:
The most intense one that I’ve experienced is indeed the 777’s GE90. However I also quite like the GE equipped 787s. GE seems to be good on that :D While it’s not intense, it just has this deep sound which I like. It’s not so much on the RR equipped ones IMO.


Deep sound as in this? Because it sure does have a really intense growl and rumble to it. I can imagine how much the cabin is shaking from those GEnx engines coming to life! Looks like the GE90 and GEnx are closely matched!
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Re: Aircraft With The Most Intense Engine Start Up

Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:09 am

spacecadet wrote:
Nothing beats the ghostly "whoosh" of the DC-8: https://youtu.be/P_USqwNZvoI?t=98

(It actually happens at around the 2:12 mark, but I started at the beginning of the spoolup.)


Beautiful sound!
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Re: Aircraft With The Most Intense Engine Start Up

Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:11 am

ExpatVet wrote:
https://youtu.be/CiXxCgjyKeI

Canberra :)


Looks pretty cool! Never seen cartridge start engines on a plane before!
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Re: Aircraft With The Most Intense Engine Start Up

Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:14 am

bohica wrote:
L-1011. When those RB-211's start, you feel it.


I wish I got a chance to fly on one, but that will never happen. I heard those engines are intense though!
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Re: Aircraft With The Most Intense Engine Start Up

Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:18 am

UA735WL wrote:
Sitting in the back of an MD-80 during start is a pretty neat experience; the starter engages and the sound progresses from a low rumble and increases in pitch several octaves until it reaches a steady howl that sounds characteristically low bypass and (IMO) exceptionally more interesting then most types today.


I seen a couple of videos where I heard the JT8D engines start. Sounds amazing!
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Re: Aircraft With The Most Intense Engine Start Up

Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:24 am

Loran wrote:
The An-148 with its Progress D-436 engine is surely in the top-5:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5OHBsinP9I

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Has a nice rumble to it! I love the high pitched whine that is faintly present in the cabin.
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Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:23 pm

It seems the ATR 42/72 is also pretty intense. No personal experience, I've never flown an ATR. However for such a small plane they make a lot of noise, more than an average jet.
 
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Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:06 pm

The F-16 had a rather intense start-up, only got to sit in the back seat during an engine test (never as a passenger in flight *tears*).
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Re: Aircraft With The Most Intense Engine Start Up

Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:04 am

I do enjoy the startup sound of the PW4000 engines
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CHSeESjxHDs

Also the sound of the PW4000s spooling up during takeoff
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Re: Aircraft With The Most Intense Engine Start Up

Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:08 pm

paullam wrote:
The most intense one that I’ve experienced is indeed the 777’s GE90. However I also quite like the GE equipped 787s. GE seems to be good on that :D While it’s not intense, it just has this deep sound which I like. It’s not so much on the RR equipped ones IMO.

The GE90 engine start can and Has been modified with the new fuel nozzle scheduling. It's not near as bad as the RR used to be. The first time I saw that thing start?
It scared to fool out of me and that was modified to start more smoothly as well. It .was all fuel scheduling..
 
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Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:12 am

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