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by Jarek
09 Jul 2018, 19:07
Forum: Lockheed Vega 5 Information
Topic: Very impressed
Replies: 5
Views: 939

Re: Very impressed

Hi Maximilian, Welcome! Here are 2 comments from my side. The power on stall feels very believable whereas there is virtually no tilting reaction with the power off stall. This is very old airplane, and they usually were aerodynamically perfect in some sense, as the engines were not so powerful. Wit...
by Jarek
09 Jul 2018, 00:49
Forum: Lockheed Vega 5 Information
Topic: Vintage Vega Images
Replies: 28
Views: 3329

Re: Vintage Vega Images

Two interesting instrument panel pictures. Photo has been damaged over time, but some interesting details could be spotted: 1. Special compass arrangement (view from the top) 2. General Electric Engine Temperature Selector Switch - with numbers from 1 to 9 (on the left) 3. Landing Lights switch + Na...
by Jarek
07 Jul 2018, 23:30
Forum: Lockheed Vega 5 Information
Topic: Eclipse Inertia Starter
Replies: 34
Views: 3252

Re: Eclipse Inertia Starter

Ah, so pure electric function there. In this Fokker case it looks like mechanical coupling.

This starter switch is on all planes in the same place - Amelia's, Winnie and Ford Museum Vega.
by Jarek
07 Jul 2018, 23:15
Forum: Lockheed Vega 5 Information
Topic: Eclipse Inertia Starter
Replies: 34
Views: 3252

Re: Eclipse Inertia Starter

If you watch Fokker movie from the "1340 details" thread, https://youtu.be/GmkhNoHoziw?t=233, quite a lot of force was required to pull this thing. The contact between jaws must be solid. As Tom mentioned, in AT6 you engaged this by pedal, so perhaps it was easier this way.
by Jarek
07 Jul 2018, 23:05
Forum: Lockheed Vega 5 Information
Topic: Eclipse Inertia Starter
Replies: 34
Views: 3252

Re: Eclipse Inertia Starter

it's 4 letters, first is M. So it must be MESH. I immediately recalled meshing solenoid from your book Tom :)
by Jarek
07 Jul 2018, 22:32
Forum: Lockheed Vega 5 Information
Topic: Eclipse Inertia Starter
Replies: 34
Views: 3252

Re: Eclipse Inertia Starter

Yes! exactly, I couldn't find a word we used yesterday ;-)
by Jarek
07 Jul 2018, 22:09
Forum: Lockheed Vega 5 Information
Topic: Eclipse Inertia Starter
Replies: 34
Views: 3252

Re: Eclipse Inertia Starter

Looks like fuel drain for me. It appears to be on the every Lockheed plane of that era. Water in the fuel caused some interesting issues. I remember that from few books with memories of test pilot from my local R.W.D. factory. I need to translate but long story short was: someone climbed and engine ...
by Jarek
07 Jul 2018, 17:17
Forum: Lockheed Vega 5 Information
Topic: Eclipse Inertia Starter
Replies: 34
Views: 3252

Re: Eclipse Inertia Starter

Life really gets easier if you know the name of the company which supplies these things. In case of primer this is Lunkenheimer.
And voilla - mysterious element is here:
lunkenheimer.jpeg
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More pictures:
http://www.triple-mregister.org/forums/ ... C_ID=13303
by Jarek
07 Jul 2018, 16:12
Forum: Lockheed Vega 5 Information
Topic: Eclipse Inertia Starter
Replies: 34
Views: 3252

Re: Eclipse Inertia Starter

If you check how it was done in Lindbergh's plane here: https://airandspace.si.edu/multimedia-gallery/11295pjpg . Primer is on the right bottom with 2 fuel lines attached - supply is bigger in diameter. If you follow this line, you will fond a valve at the pilot's right hand side. This sirius doesn'...
by Jarek
07 Jul 2018, 13:10
Forum: Lockheed Vega 5 Information
Topic: Eclipse Inertia Starter
Replies: 34
Views: 3252

Re: Eclipse Inertia Starter

this could be a selection switch where you can select one of two cylinders that you want to prime According to the manual, R-1340 has fixed setup, primer line goes to distributor and then to 5 top cylinders: 8-9-1-2-3. So no selection here, but this is something that needs to be secured after use. ...