Starting large piston engines

Date:         09 May 97 03:29:02 
From:         "Carl Peters, M.D." <cpeters@i1.net>
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How were large radial pistons (eg. on a Connie, DC-4,6) started? The
starter would be electrical, but what was the source - the onboard
batteries vs. an external generator cart?

Thanks,
Carl Peters