Talk:Nacelle

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This page is still showing the vfd message. Its been nine days since this page was listed for deletion, but the votes are no longer on the votes for deletion page. What happened? Is the page going to be deleted or is it going to stay? ShutterBugTrekker 18:24, 14 Feb 2004 (UTC)

It was kept, but the vfd message wasn't removed as it should've been. Done now. Pete/Pcb21 (talk)

Wind turbines:[edit]

I believe that nacelle also refers to the part on a wind turbine that houses the generator. This is not included in this article or the wind turbine article. I would add it, but I wanted to make sure that this is real first. (Is this the right place to do this?) I've only seen this part of the wind turbine refered to as the nacelle in one place, but it seems to fit the description of the rest of the article. (My reference)

Here's another web site that refers to the nacelle as part of the wind turbine: (Second reference)

I saw this usage on a TV documentary. It seems to have been added to the article now. Open4D (talk) 22:36, 9 December 2008 (UTC)


You are right -- I was just introduced to the term "nacelle" because of a project my firm is working on: http://www.vestas.com/files//Filer/EN/Press_releases/Local/2008/AM-080815-LPMUK-05-US_facilities.pdf —Preceding unsigned comment added by CarenRox (talkcontribs) 23:29, 19 April 2010 (UTC) --CarenRox (talk) 23:35, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

List?[edit]

It'd be nice if we could get a list of planes that have nacelles. I know only of the P38 and SR71 Leoroc 03:51, 29 September 2006 (UTC)

That would be a ridiculously long list. The vast majority of aircraft have nacelles - nearly all jet airliners, executive jets, large military aircraft, multi-engine prop planes. Modern jet fighters are about the only category of plane I can think of where it's more common to have internal engines. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Kaleja (talkcontribs) 02:23, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

original meaning[edit]

In the first paragraph, the original meaning in french is said to be a small boat (operating from a ship, it seems), but later it says the original meaning of the french is the basket of a hot-air balloon. I'd change this but I can think of various legit. things the author might have been trying to say, and just was careless in grammar.Ealthodores 20:53, 17 November 2006

Both ? If flying over water, I'd rather have a boat hung under my balloon than a basket. NB also gondolas under airships --195.137.93.171 (talk) 07:56, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

agreed, both. I'm french and we say nacelle (or use to) for a small boat, hot-air balloon, and in various fields, it is a specific word for a floating platform, elephant riding cabin... can be translated as the english gondola, but for the venetian gondola we say gondole. Never mind — Preceding unsigned comment added by 78.225.126.178 (talk) 10:35, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

A Town named Naselle[edit]

So there's a town with the same/similar name...If we were to add totally irrelevant things to articles because they are spelled similar, Wikipedia would soon bog down. Seriously people, a nacelle is an engineering/aviation term, so what if a town has a similar name? Peter1968 10:01, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

Agreed. This seems to have gone now. Open4D (talk) 22:36, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

Reverting[edit]

Since the 23 October 2008 version, a sentence about nacelles in (notable) fiction has been removed without explanation, and some material about a seemingly non-notable band has been added. So I am reverting to it. Open4D (talk) 22:36, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

Balloon Car[edit]

Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page without content in them (see the help page). nacelle definitions (2) http://www.babylon.com/definition/nacelle/English nacelle http://dictionary.babylon.com/nacelle/

I think it would contribute to the article greatly to add the definition of its use as a "car under dirigibles and/or hot air balloons holding passengers etc".  I didn't get the impression when I read the article that definition was being inferred and thought it missing.  May need rewording if it was.  I think it would be good to add it.  It is all aviation.  Am1can2 (talk) 21:37, 6 January 2011 (UTC)