787 Engine Swirl Markings

Well in game the 787 is shown having Rolls-Royce engines and most of the planes I’ve been on with RR engines have the swirl. So the 787 should.

Actually he means the spiral marks in the engines.

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Look here is the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 on a Dreamliner, notice it has swirls;

Gordon, all of the images on google for RR engines on the 787 most
certainly do show the swirl.


when you throttle Up does it show the swirl? (IRL)

Rolls-Royce brochure (PDF) quoted the following (identified by user
BowlOfRed in comment below):

Our aerospace engines have swirls painted onto their spinners in order to
indicate when the engine is rotating while on the ground. In flight these
swirls flicker as the engine rotates at high speed, scaring birds and
allowing them to fly clear of the engine.

Yes, it does. It actually has this kind of slow motion effect when it speeds up.

Should this topic be moved to Features? @Swang007.

As per forum rules only community members (TL2 and above) can post in #features. If you read a bit more and reply and contribute to topics you’ll become a forum member in no time and you’ll be able to post in the #features category.

You can either wait until you’re TL2 or you can get a member to make the feature request on your behalf. The purpose of this is to ensure clean well thought out dialogue within the forum, as well as protecting the privileges associated with each trust level.


Roger that Damian, was wondering why I was unable to open a topic in Features. Thanks for the info. I tagged swang007. He is a mod, right?

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Yes sir, he is. And no problem!

He’s not a mod now, you didn’t need to tag him. @Damian

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Okay, thanks @CopaAirlines. How about @Carson.

Don’t tag the mods please.

What do you want me to do?

I think this topic was already discussed. Since in the link I copied, discusses about the spiral marks, if you read it.

I was just wondering if my topic should be moved to Features. I’m not able to post there yet.

I did search for this issue before I posted it. There was one other, but last reply was 17 days ago, and there was no definitive answer or indication that the issue was seen by the devs.

They might saw that, the fact one of them didn’t answered in the topic, doesn’t mean they didn’t take a look to it.

Okay, I understand. But from reading the thread, it didn’t seem that there was agreement on what was being asked. The last post was from the topic originator, saying that yes, he was talking about the “swirl.”

If my topic is redundant, then perhaps it should be closed.

It does seem there are other posts on this issue.