All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Jet Engine’

Can We Just Start Using LEGO To Build Everything?

Think about all the different components that goes into making an aircraft engine. The complexity and costs of each engine must be the reason why more people don’t build aircraft in their spare time. Rolls-Royce, maker of fine aircraft engines, has proven that all you need are LEGO. Rolls-Royce showed up at the Farnborough International Airshow yesterday with what they …

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NASA To Feed Jet Engine Crayons… For Science

Recently NASA engineers at the Dryden Flight Research Center, feed crayons and cereal to a jet engine. No, the engine tests aren’t to see how well the Pratt & Whitney F117 turbofan engines hold up against a toddler. The tests are actually to test new sensors to help with managing the health of the engines while in flight. “The point …

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