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9th Jan 2016, 23:58
Replies: 58
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Posted By kkiwi

You shouldn't rotate a Rotax 912 backwards...

You shouldn't rotate a Rotax 912 backwards though, and they are of course more difficult to hand start because of the gearbox.
Forum: Tech Log
13th Sep 2015, 08:09
Replies: 54
Views: 26,520
Posted By kkiwi

The Allison engines in the P38 were turbocharged,...

The Allison engines in the P38 were turbocharged, the Merlin and Griffon were supercharged

Of course supercharging can be mechanical or via a turbo (turbocharged) ;)
15th Jan 2009, 04:33
Replies: 23
Views: 2,203
Posted By kkiwi

Just to clarify - I'm not CPL just long expired...

Just to clarify - I'm not CPL just long expired PPL and I wasn't sure about it being a crack, I just wanted to point out a possible crack. I know I did wrong calling him an idiot in front of other...
14th Jan 2009, 01:57
Replies: 23
Views: 2,203
Posted By kkiwi

The "crack" was on the starboard lower part of of...

The "crack" was on the starboard lower part of of nosecone. It started about halfway back and continued to the outside edge in a zig-zag pattern. Since we arrived safely at LHR I was obviously wrong...
13th Jan 2009, 03:43
Replies: 23
Views: 2,203
Posted By kkiwi

Run-in at LAX

I was an ordinary passenger, with my family at LAX waiting to re-board our Air New Zealand flight. I could see our aircraft through the terminal windows and noticed what appeared to be a crack in the...
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