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Operation & Maintenance

OpsCartoon While many aircraft engines of great historical significance are hidden safely away in museums, others are routinely operated in aircraft that are truly national treasures. In order to preserve these treasures for future generations, the AEHS encourages the exchange of information about engine operation and maintenance.

KC-97 Refuels A-7

(Wikipedia)

P&W R-4360 Production

(National Archives)

Operating the Pratt & Whitney R-4360-59B

by Gerard L. Blake

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The Making of a Flight Engineer

by Floyd J. Stelly

RAF Burtonwood

DC-3 Crew Chief Notes (508k PDF)

 


 

Randy Sohn's Warbird Notes

Randy Sohn (see bio) has authored a number of papers that promote a philosophy of correct engine operation. Several from his collection are presented here, courtesy of Randy.

#1 HYDRAULIC LOCK ON ROUND ENGINES

#2 DECELERATING APPROACH

#3 RECIPROCATING LOAD  (MP Vs RPM)

#4 MIXTURE MISCUES & MIX UPS

#5 FEATHER BUTTONS & PROPELLERS

#6 GAUGE INDICATIONS ON A FAILED ENGINE

#7 PRE-IGNITION / DETONATION

#8 FIELD BAROMETRIC POWER CHECK

#9 HYDRAULIC LOCK - - - REVISITED

#10 PRE-OILING WITH THE FEATHER PUMP

#11 FULL RATED POWER FOR TAKEOFF

#14 CHECKING MAGNETOS ON RUN-UP

#15 PROP FEATHERING SEQUENCE