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Watch This Start-up Procedure

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:53 am
by chuchoteur
www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmE742Y9dEE

A nice parallel between the start-up procedure for a Lockheed Electra and an A380  
Which would be your favorite?

RE: Watch This Start-up Procedure

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:46 pm
by 113312
Not a Lockheed! Beech 18/C-45

RE: Watch This Start-up Procedure

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:58 pm
by boeingfixer
Quoting chuchoteur (Thread starter):
Lockheed Electra

Actually it's an ex RCAF Beechcraft Expiditor 3NM.

Interesting advertising though.

Cheers,

John

RE: Watch This Start-up Procedure

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:23 pm
by chuchoteur
Quoting boeingfixer (Reply 2):

Actually it's an ex RCAF Beechcraft Expiditor 3NM.

I stand corrected!  

RE: Watch This Start-up Procedure

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:47 pm
by redflyer
I'll take piston power any day of the week, and twice on Sundays.

Interesting commercial, though.

RE: Watch This Start-up Procedure

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:57 pm
by Jetlagged
That Beech 18 cockpit looks stunning. The Airbus flightdeck is a beautfiul piece of design too, but for the skill and technique required to bring it alive, the Beech wins for me.

RE: Watch This Start-up Procedure

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:46 am
by DashTrash
I flew the Beech 18 for a little while. The one I flew SURE didn't look that nice....

Starting a turbine is a straight forward operation for the most part. Spin the engine, introduce fuel, monitor for a hot start.

Waking up a radial is a little different. Prime, hit the starter - count 9 blades, mags on, prime a little more if it doesn't catch. When one or two finally does catch, manipulate the throttle to keep it running. All 9 will be firing sometime between now and next Tuesday.

I'm glad I got the chance to fly the Beech, but you guys can have the radial stuff. Too much like work.

RE: Watch This Start-up Procedure

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:00 pm
by aviatorcraig
Amazing advert, thanks for sharing,

As for which is my favourite... I'm an aviation nut - I love 'em both!

RE: Watch This Start-up Procedure

Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2015 4:18 am
by L-188
Quoting DashTrash (Reply 6):
Waking up a radial is a little different. Prime, hit the starter - count 9 blades, mags on, prime a little more if it doesn't catch. When one or two finally does catch, manipulate the throttle to keep it running. All 9 will be firing sometime between now and next Tuesday.

You forgot pulling the prop through at least nine times to prevent oil lock before you do anything.

RE: Watch This Start-up Procedure

Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2015 7:43 am
by Scooter01
Same engine, different aircraft:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkcX0KGIBwk

Scooter01

RE: Watch This Start-up Procedure

Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2015 5:02 pm
by musapapaya
Who is wearing the jacket to fly a plane???

Good advertisement though!

RE: Watch This Start-up Procedure

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 4:48 am
by LAX772LR
Loved this! Thanks for sharing.

RE: Watch This Start-up Procedure

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:14 pm
by sccutler
Quoting Jetlagged (Reply 5):
That Beech 18 cockpit looks stunning.

It is pretty nice, isn't it?

Quoting DashTrash (Reply 6):

I flew the Beech 18 for a little while. The one I flew SURE didn't look that nice....

I have quite a bit of time working on a time-worn Beech 18 during its restoration (it won best in show at Oshkosh a couple of years ago). It had been in extended service as a freight-caller to maquiladora plants in Mexico, and was pretty beat down.

Now, it is a stunning showpiece, a testament to the dedication and commitment of its owner, who for many years as a younger man flew freight across the Midwest in similar planes. It will be bad form to say that the one I worked on is nicer than the one in the video-but it can hold its own real well!

I know a little bit about a lot of things, but I know a lot about the fuel-level indicating system on the Beech 18!