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Round engine question

Posted by Rob Mears on Tue Mar 02, 2004 07:57:48 PM

I often wonder about the various warbirds that have been acquired by museums in airworthy condition, but that over time have become static displays. You rarely if ever see the museum staff pushing the props through on these planes wich makes me wonder what precautions are prescibed for engine care when it comes to static planes.

Is there no ill effect that comes as a result of simply letting engines sit idle for a decade or more at a time? Planes like the F4U-4 at the War Eagles Air Museum in Texas, or the Bf-109 with Evergreen come to mind. What's the sitch with engines that sit?

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