A aviation & planes forum. AviationBanter

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Go Back   Home » AviationBanter forum » rec.aviation newsgroups » Piloting
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

SR-71 61-7974, engine start - "61-7974 engine start, Jan 16, 1984, Ramstein AB, Scott R Wilson.jpg" 176.9 KBytes



 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old November 2nd 07, 11:08 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting,alt.binaries.pictures.aviation
[email protected]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 130
Default SR-71 61-7974, engine start - "61-7974 engine start, Jan 16, 1984, Ramstein AB, Scott R Wilson.jpg" 176.9 KBytes

I think I remembered incorrectly, looking at my photo it appears there were
only four "Dash 60s" (AM32A-60) used, all on the left side of the aircraft.
I'm thinking that the four "Dash 60" bleed air hoses were coupled onto a
manifold, and one larger hose went from the manifold to the pneumatic
starter attached to the underside of the engine. It's been a long time and
my memories are very hazy, but I think after the #2 engine was started, they
uncoupled the larger air hose and coupled it to a started on #1. Damned if I
can be sure though. I went through my photos and couldn't find any in which
the pneumatic starter wasn't blocked from view by a Dash 60. I'm a little
disappointed. Too bad we can't go back in time, so I could try to re-shoot
my photos or take notes or something...
Scott Wilson
Ads
  #3  
Old November 3rd 07, 01:05 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting,alt.binaries.pictures.aviation
J.F.
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 883
Default SR-71 61-7974, engine start - "61-7974 engine start, Jan 16, 1984, Ramstein AB, Scott R Wilson.jpg" 176.9 KBytes

Didn't they use some sort of start cart with "Buick Wildcat" engines. I was
stationed at Beale AFB for a couple of years and remember something like
this.


  #4  
Old November 3rd 07, 01:08 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting,alt.binaries.pictures.aviation
J.F.
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 883
Default SR-71 61-7974, engine start - "61-7974 engine start, Jan 16, 1984, Ramstein AB, Scott R Wilson.jpg" 176.9 KBytes

Here's a link for SR71 Start Carts. I was right about the Wildcat engines.

http://www.wvi.com/~sr71webmaster/ag330_sr.htm


  #5  
Old November 3rd 07, 01:14 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting,alt.binaries.pictures.aviation
J.F.
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 883
Default SR-71 61-7974, engine start - "61-7974 engine start, Jan 16, 1984, Ramstein AB, Scott R Wilson.jpg" 176.9 KBytes

Another link:
http://www.hill.af.mil/library/facts...et.asp?id=5758


 




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
SR-71 61-7974, Ramstein AB, January 16, 1984 - "61-7974, Ramstein AB, Jan 16, 1984, Scott R Wilson.jpg" 149.4 KBytes [email protected] Aviation Photos 1 November 6th 07 02:10 AM
SR-71 61-7974, engine start - "61-7974 engine start, Jan 16, 1984, Ramstein AB, Scott R Wilson.jpg" 176.9 KBytes [email protected] Aviation Photos 7 November 3rd 07 01:14 PM
SR-71 61-7974 - "61-7974, Ramstein AB, January 16, 1984, Scott R Wilson.jpg" 140.6 KBytes [email protected] Aviation Photos 0 November 2nd 07 12:11 AM
Torrejon F-16A at Ramstein - "81-0758, October 4, 1983, Ramstein, Scott R Wilson.jpg" 196.5 KBytes [email protected] Aviation Photos 4 October 19th 07 10:53 PM
Alaskan A-10 - "81-0993, Aug 1, 1989, McChord AFB, Scott R Wilson .jpg" 208.1 KBytes [email protected] Aviation Photos 3 July 9th 07 04:35 AM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 03:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2019 AviationBanter.
The comments are property of their posters.