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.
Junkers L5 aircraft engine, start-up
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The only working Junkers L5 aircraft engine at start-up. As seen at AERO 2011.
P-38 Engine Startup
Chino's Planes of Fame P-38 "23 Skidoo" on engine startup.
Note. Audio should not be used as a sample of what the P-38 sounds like. My camera's small mic was being blown out by the noise of the engine and props.
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!!
Lockheed EC-121 Super Constellation Take-off from Camarillo 1/14/12
Lockheed EC-121T Warning Star Super Constellation (Connie) , AF Serial No. 53-0548
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.
C-121C Super Constellation
Super Constellation Flyers, Lockheed C-121C Super Connie (Star of Switzerland) N73544 fires up her engines at Bern airport (Swiss). I was onboard this flight, called bern La- Montanara, flying across the snow capped Swiss Alps. (Date: 23 September 2006)
Super Constellation Takeoff - Albury&Bundy
There was to be an airshow at Albury many years ago and HARS brought Southern Preservation over for the show. But it was cold and wet and the show got cancelled. Here's a start-up and takeoff. No FADEC on those engines for sure. The annoying squeaking is from a Bren Gun Carrier being driven around behind me. You might enjoy turning the sound right up for the take-off. Oh, the audio overlay on take-off is actually from a recording on MiniDisk at an airshow at Bundaberg, Queensland.
"CONNIE" - Super Constellation "Wings over Illawarra"
"Connie" at Wings over Illawarra 2009.
HARS (Historic Aircraft Restoration Society) restored USAF military version (C-121C), serial number 54-0157, c/n 4176, at Illawarra airfield near Wollongong in NSW , Australia.
Bob Hoover -- Engine-out Aerobatics!
Robert A. "Bob" Hoover performs aerobatic maneuvers in the twin engine Aero Commander Shrike business aircraft. Included are loops, rolls and landings with one and both engines shut down. Mr. Hoover is recognized as one of the greatest airshow pilots of all time and is probably best remembered for his incredible exhibitions in the Aero Commander -- a passanger aircraft never intended for use as seen here. But, as demonstrated here, Bob Hoover could do it!