Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Dangers Of Hand-Swinging A Propeller..


Anyone who has been around Reciprocating Engine 
Aircraft will all be able to spot the error right away.





This photo is absolutely incredible! 
It should be a poster for what not to do.









But can you tell what's wrong with it?  
See the answer below the picture.





Yes, I imagine you spotted it, too.



Never, ever, try to prop-start an aircraft 
without chocking the wheels first!



I expect that caught your eye right away, as it did mine....

Thanks Dan!

22 comments:

joeh said...

Pulling the prop the wrong direction?

LL said...

Yes, she's also pulling the prop from the wrong direction. Somebody needs a spanking.

Sandee said...

I'm sure all you guys caught that error. Bwahahahahahahaha.

Have a fabulous day Odie. ☺

edutcher said...

Funny the things you miss when you're not a pilot.

Ron Russell said...

What Prop!!!

denis miller said...

the aircraft is the prop in this picture!

Euripides said...

Chock the wheels on what aircraft? I didn't see any aircraft.

Scooney Adrift said...

Hand me down my flying helmet!

skybill said...

The prop is being pulled in the proper direction for starting. Chocks would be a good idea, yes, also the ladys' left hand is in proper position on the propeller but the fingertips of her right hand catching the trailing edge of the prop are ""NOT!!" If you hook you finger tips on the trailing edge and the engine backfires when you pull it thru you are in for a very large wake up call!! Also it is customary to swing the inboard leg when pulling the prop down as this gets you going in the right direction, "Away!" from the prop so it won't catch the nipples of our ladys' bobbies!!! 'Hand propped a lot of planes, Cubs, Champs, T-Carts and the like. 'Had a dead battery on a Cessna 195(like the one in the photo) one time, we left the master switch on when we went to the Reno Air Races one year. Tryin to hand prop a "Shakey Jake" ain't happening. Ended up taking the battery over to a FBO and had it quick charged. That was in '86, pushin' 30 years ago now!!! Too much Fun!!!
Got Gunz??,
III%,
skybill-out

skybill said...

Also, the starter is provided by the "Armstrong Starter Company."
Got Gunz??,
III%,
skybill-out

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Joeh, Nope ... try again.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

LL, I tried that but spanking doesn't work because she likes it.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Sandee, error?

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

edutcher, yeah ain't it great.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Ron, It took me awhile too.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Denis, Oh ....

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Euripides, I had trouble with that too. but it's visible with very cold water.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Scooney, is that what it's called now ... and we wear helmets too?

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Skibill, Thanks for all the useful information. I really don't think we were ready for it. We wanted to see how the blonde did it.

I know the Reno Air Races well, as does LL.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Skibill, So she goes by the name Armstrong Starter Company now?

skybill said...

OK Odie,,,,'ya got a photo of a "Blonde" tryin' to hand prop a Cessna 195???? Better yet, get us a short vid.."Switch off?...Off!, Brakes?....Brakes!..Throttle closed?..Closed!...(pull thru 2X) CONTACT?? ...CONTACT!!!!" xxxxx(pop)wheeze,belch(smoke)(pop)rrrroooooaaaaarrr!!!!!!
Got Airplanes??,
Got Gunz??,
Got lotsa' Ammo??,
III%,
skybill-out
PS 'Will have ta' dig into my archives and see what I can find, meanwhile, back at the ranch, go over to U-Toob and dig up Norm Kent's "Freak Brother's Convention" sonewhere down the line is a shot of a "Lady Pilot" in the left seat of a DC-3, while not a "Blonde" no, she's MJ!!!! ''around the 10:31 mark "Sweet Sally" flies in and side docks (on "ME!") while waving at the cameraman!!!! BLUE SKIES, BUDDY!!!!

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

skybill, you had me with "Blonde", but I'm still translating the rest.