Lockheed C-121C Super Constellation engine start up
This is the Lockheed C-121C Super Constellation "Connie" VH-EAG operated by the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (http://www.hars.org.au/2009/05/the-connie/) firing up engine number 1 at the 2011 Australian Air Show. This was the closing night, Sunday March 6.
Eastern Air Lines N836D, Douglas DC-7B.
Built in 1958, and delivered to Eastern Air Lines, during January 1958. In
service for only 5 years, before it was sold to the Nomads Flying Club. It
was their first airplane. After only 5 years, it was re-sold. Mostly parked
for 32 years, before being ferried from dowtown Minneapolis airport in
September, of 2004. After a lengthy and thorough restoration, it is almost
ready to return to the skies.
Spectacular Lockheed Super Constellation visual Approach - Paris Air Show 2013 ( HD )
The Lockheed Super Constellation was built between 1943 and 1958. 856
aircrafts were produced during these 15 years. I have tried to catch the
Super Constellation with the well known nick name "Super Conni" since many
years but it was never flying to an airport near my home airport. This time
we decided to drive 500 km (320 miles) to Paris with one goal: Getting a
good video and a good picture of this old lady. I am very content with the
result because this visual approach was very impressive in my opinion.
Thanks to " Breitling Super Constellation" for keeping this beauty in the
air. Last year they had to cancel all flights due to technical problems.
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Lockheed EC-121 Super Constellation Take-off from Camarillo 1/14/12
Lockheed EC-121T Warning Star Super Constellation (Connie) , AF Serial No.
After 15+ years on the ground and a 7 year restoration Effort this Cold
War Era United States Air Force airborne early warning radar surveillance
(AWACS) aircraft has been cleared by the FAA for a Ferry flight to The
Yanks Air Museum Chino, California.
Junkers L5 aircraft engine, start-up
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The only working Junkers L5 aircraft engine at start-up. As seen at AERO
Pure Jet Engine Afterburner Sound "Without Music".
The high pitch whine and hiss you here is caused by the Avpin starter,
which is on the front of each engine, this produces a rush of gases, into a
primary turbine which winds the engine up to 34% within 9 seconds. By that
time fuel is being pumped to the engine and its dragging its own air, a
very simple way of starting jet engines in the days before electric
starters.The two wheeled trolley under the starboard wing is known as a
trolley Ack,it uses 2 12v lorry batteries, this gives us 24V which is the
minimum voltage required to run all the pumps, etc prior and during the
start of each engine. (28v is the 'peak' voltage)
The wire (a 'bigun') runs from the trolley ack to the 'power in' point in
the starboard wheel well
In the old days walnuts were used to clean the old smokers (jets) - just
toss them in with engine on.Explosive devices could also be detonated to
get the jet turbine spinning if no AGE equipment was available (eg
emergency) This method was sometimes used on older United States jet
engines,if anyone has got video of this please put it on YouTube, it sounds
like a great thing to see.
The only way to describe what it sounded like,well stick a air hose in your
ear and pull the trigger,yeah it was awesome and kinda painful,a incredible
white noise when near the engine,it was only when I got further away that
the jet engine roar was audible.
If a merlin engine sounds like Beethoven
a jet afterburner sounds like Motorhead LOL!!
B 17 Engine Starting Procedures
Geek alert! If you're not a total warplane nerd, this is boring. However,
if you are, this is James Kelly, an expert in the B-17 and its powerplants,
explaining the standard starting procedure for the B-17.
Flying With Arthur Godfrey (1953)
This is the full length movie and I did my best to fix the sound sync. An
Eastern Air Lines promo piece with the Lockheed Super Constellation.
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