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Old 17th May 2016, 02:40
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Wunwing
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Australia
Posts: 451
I was told when I started on museum aircraft that there was a problem with the Wright powered aircraft, where if a relay stuck on, with GPU applied the starter would turn and as a result the prop would turn.

One day I powered up our Neptune and as the plug went in, the starter engaged. Fortunately on the L/H side where the GPU plug is,so it was obvious immediately.

The other Wright aircraft in our fleet needed power to be selected on the F/Es panel but it was possible with that as well. It took me quite a bit of arguing to convince the others on site that this was a real threat.

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