ATM's ON GTC MODELS ALWAYS DROPPED OFF LINE ON ENGINE STARTS.
Brakedust. Your blanket claim that the ATM would always drop off line during engine start on all GTC/ATM equipped C130's is simply incorrect. I don't know how many starts Brakedust has conducted on such C130's. What I do know is that Brakedust is mistaken. In my ten years on two GTC/ATM equipped models (A & E) I can say that the ATM did occasionally drop off line during engine start, it WAS NOT a regular occurrence on those RAAF aircraft which I operated. In fact, the RAAF C130 had a "Battery Engine Start Button" which could be used to shut off the ATM air supply during engine start in "Hot/High" conditions. The start could be converted from a normal start to a "Battery Engine Start" if engine acceleration was slow or it could be conducted from initiation. It would be helpful if Brakedust were to give us all some insight into his experience on the C130, maybe on his personal profile.
Last edited by Old Fella; 25th Jun 2009 at 12:38.
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