Warbird Information Exchange

DISCLAIMER: The views expressed on this site are the responsibility of the poster and do not reflect the views of the management.
It is currently Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:24 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Classic Wings Magazine WWII Naval Aviation Research Pacific Warbird Digest
Final Cut-The Post War B-17 Flying Fortress and Survivors - 5th Edition


Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:58 pm 
Offline
Sergeant

Joined: Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:48 pm
Posts: 71
Location: USA, Washington State
Are you kidding me?


https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=40 ... =2&theater


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:30 pm 
Offline
Wing Commander
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 29, 2007 2:42 pm
Posts: 287
Location: Ball Ground, GA
There is a procedure in the B-17 maintenance manual for rope starting that uses a section of rope with canvas pockets that go over the prop blade tips. Tie the other end to a jeep and go!
I've seen pictures of people rope starting a DC-3 by wrapping the rope around the prop dome and driving off.
I guess whatever works!

_________________
Rod Schneider
Ball Ground, Ga
Liberty Foundation


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:01 pm 
Offline
Wing Commander

Joined: Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:50 am
Posts: 260
Location: Perth Western Australia
I have also seen a DC-3 started that way too.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:59 am 
Offline
Been here a long time
Been here a long time

Joined: Sun May 02, 2004 1:16 am
Posts: 10185
I doubt that spinner is designed for that kind of load.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:33 pm 
Offline
Wing Commander

Joined: Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:50 am
Posts: 260
Location: Perth Western Australia
What load are you talking about being exerted on the spinner?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:16 am 
Offline
Lance Corporal
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 04, 2006 2:55 am
Posts: 45
Location: bulli, australia
Brenden S wrote:
I have also seen a DC-3 started that way too.


Me too.

Image
Image
Image

It definitely worked, we got home OK. The gentleman wrapping the rope around the spinner told that during WWII the RAAF had a drastic shortage of batteries, although they probably used a Jeep instead of a Falcon Ute.
Cheers Simmo


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:52 am 
Offline
Wing Commander

Joined: Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:50 am
Posts: 260
Location: Perth Western Australia
Good ol Captain Jack


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group