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Would A Safire S-26 Need A GPU  
User currently offlinePmk From United States of America, joined May 1999, 664 posts, RR: 2
Posted (13 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1166 times:

Just a quick question:

Rather than me calling Safire and asking, does anybody here think a Safire S-26 would require a GPU to start the engines? I can't see an A/C that small having an APU, so how do the engines start? If you need reference please look at http://www.safireaircraft.com.

Thanks
Peter

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User currently offlineCrjmech From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 260 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1126 times:

My guess would be that electric starters would be fitted, perhaps even starter/generators. An APU adds alot of weight and complexity, something that the designers seem to want to avoid. A GPU could be used to provide electrical power to start the engines or, providing they have enough juice, the aircraft's own batteries.


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User currently offlineYaki1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1115 times:

You'll probably start the engines with battery power but I think you would want the GPU for electrical power for preflight etc. Turbine engines are expensive and I doubt you would want to burn time just for electrics.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29792 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1114 times:

Probably would be a starter/generaltor combination using a 24VDC ground plug in.


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