From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Tim Russell) Organization: Altopia Corp. - Affordable Usenet Access - http://www.alt.net Date: 11 Aug 96 00:03:59 References: 1
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On 05 Aug 96 23:32:58 , Steve Lacker <email@example.com> wrote: >Recently, we discussed the turbo-compound radials of the '50s as used in > >On the other hand, almost every time I've talked to 'Yellow Rose' crew members, >there is a sad story of trying to find yet another rebuildable Wright R-2600, >or having a freshly rebuilt engine on the wing but not performing well at all >(freauently, the nacelle is open and tinkerings are occurring at the show >itself). In practice, were the R-2600's that much more trouble prone, or is it >just that there are fewer Wright's left around today? Flipping through Janes, >it looks like the 2800 was a far more common choice for airliners than was the >2600, so 2800 parts are probably more common. Can someone point me in the direction of where I can find some information on how the cartrage starting systems worked on radial engines. I also would like to know about compressed air starters used on some radials.