Eclipse Inertia Starter

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Tailspin45
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Re: Eclipse Inertia Starter

Post by Tailspin45 » 07 Jul 2018, 23:27

But don't forget it wasn't long before a solenoid did all the work. One switch to energize, one to mesh. Or one double-pole switch. No effort involved, just hold the switches in position against spring until it spins fast enough and then on other switch hold against spring until it starts.
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Re: Eclipse Inertia Starter

Post by Jarek » 07 Jul 2018, 23:30

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.

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Re: Eclipse Inertia Starter

Post by Tailspin45 » 07 Jul 2018, 23:45

You're right. Early ones were mechanical, you had to pull a knob to make it mesh. Easily seen if you can find someone starting with an external crank.

Crank and crank and then pull the knob. Cough, sputter, cough, roar!
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Re: Eclipse Inertia Starter

Post by Vitus » 07 Jul 2018, 23:50

I just leave this here... :mrgreen:
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Re: Eclipse Inertia Starter

Post by Tailspin45 » 08 Jul 2018, 02:47

Jarek wrote:
07 Jul 2018, 23:05
it's 4 letters, first is M. So it must be MESH.
Sorry, totally agree. I was talking about the other label

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