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.
B-24 Liberator Flight Demo... Inside and Out !
Here's my compilation of video from my flights in the Collings Foundation B-24J Liberator. Those flights were soooo much fun you would hardly believe it ! You need to go for a ride on all their aircraft but as far as the bombers, the B-24 is definitely the most interesting from the historical standpoint as far as I am concerned (and also the loudest !). The aircraft is flown with the waist gunner panels wide open to the elements (unlike the waist gunner positions on the B-17 and B-25 which are enclosed with Plexiglass [historically correct}). There is also a WHOLE lot of wind blowing through that B-24 fuselage, quite unlike the B-17 and B-25. Enjoy the video ! For the ULTIMATE thrill, take a flight in the Collings Foundation P-51C dual-control Mustang where (depending on your experience and ability), you can actually take control of the aircraft for the majority of your flight. Simply unbelievable and a dream come true ! I've done it twice (see my other videos). Thanks !
Tiger Tank 131 " Hand Crank Engine Start Up "
The inertia starter " Schwungmasse " works by rotating a heavy mass at speed, once it reaches 60rpm a lever is pulled below the hand cranking arm, this pushes the drive pinion onto the fly wheel, making the engine rotate and start. These men starting the Tiger are very experienced tank mechanics, who volunteer to keep Tiger 131 working.
Merlin V12 part 1 start up
A Merlin engine built out of two wrecks. It originally powered a twin engine Mosquito. Just the thing to have in your shed!
Japanese Zero Startup - Genuine ORIGINAL Sakae Engine !!
This is an interesting and historical clip of an engine startup of the Planes of Fame Museum's (Chino, Calif. USA) Japanese A6M5 Zero fighter. This is the only Zero flying in the world today with the original Sakae 31 ("Prosperity") 14-cylinder engine. A very sharp, rare and unusual sound! This aircraft was captured on Saipan in 1944 and shipped to the US for flight tests at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Maryland. None other than Charles Lindbergh was one of the pilots that personally tested this particular aircraft. John Maloney is the pilot in the video. If you'd like, also check out my other warbird videos. Thanks! This replaces my previous video of the Zero startup with MUCH better sound quality.
B-29 "Fifi" Start-up
Commemorative Air Force Boeing B-29 "Fifi" ( N529B s/n: 44-62070 ) starting up at Meacham Field, Fort Worth, TX.
Headed to Long Beach, CA and the AOPA convention.
Thanks to Chris and Alan!
Boeing B-17 Start Up And Take Off
Created on June 17, 2010-Sentimental Journey,the 1944 Boeing B-17G flying fortress start up and take off outside Lexington Tn.... Sentimental Journey rolled off the Douglas assembly line in late 1944, and was accepted by the Army Air Corp on March 13, 1945. Manufactured too late to see service in the European war, the aircraft was assigned to the Pacific theater for the duration of the war. In 1947, the aircraft was removed from storage in Japan and assigned to Clark Field in Manila as a photo-mapping plane. For nearly three years she served in that capacity, flying to all corners of the Pacific in the configuration of a RB-17G.
F4U Corsair starts up
Corsair fires up on flight line at Davenport (Iowa) Air Show.
Turn it up loud!
Note: The brief noise at about 0:22 is a golf cart starting up near my position.
How to start a DC-3
Half the fun in flying any round engine airplane is in the starting. Here's how to start a DC-3. To read about our flight from NY to Seattle in April of 2007, go to www.dc3transcon.com
My other flying stuff is at www.kentwien.com
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.