Fly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5005 times:
I bet it's much more easier than on the ground. You have air flowing through the propeller to help get it going.
Heck, I'm actually surprised the prop is fully stopped. Then again it is a light wooden prop, they have much less momentum than their metal counterparts. Either way I'm sure it fired up right away.
In very cold mornings I hand prop our planes before starting the engine to get some oil flowing (as minimal as it may be). I sometimes need to ask my students to help me do it. (then again the IO-360 is much larger than what a Cub has)
KELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6702 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4798 times:
Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 4): Quoting Max Q (Reply 2):
Ok, that has my vote for the most stupid thing i've seen a Pilot do..
Oh trust me I've seen worse.
Just remembering the scene in "Never Cry Wolf" where the pilot steps out on the float in a DeHavilland Beaver and fixes the engine in flight after suffering an in-flight engine failure And to top it off, he has a non-pilot passenger hold the controls while he did it
Celebrating the birth of KELPkidJR on August 5, 2009 :-)
glen From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 251 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4587 times:
Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 1): Heck, I'm actually surprised the prop is fully stopped.
It won't happen in a "normal" engine failure case. But here I'm sure they did it by intention to get this picture. Just slow down the plane close to stall speed (33 kts on the cub!) after closing the mixture and the prop will stop.
But once the prop is fully stopped, you need quite some speed (and therefore altitude) to bring it again into the windmilling state - or the helpful hand of your pax like in the picture
[Edited 2012-02-17 09:14:53]
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