1965-02-01

The Self-Sufficient Airplane 650324

Various methods of starting the turbo-prop engines of the De Havilland Buffalo are discussed. As a result of the evaluation, the system adopted results in an airplane which is self-sufficient, i.e., needing no ground power for its continuing operation anywhere in the world. It is shown that this is achieved with a weight saving over other types of start systems. Advantages, economic and otherwise are discussed, and the suggestion is made that self-sufficiency is a desirable end in itself and may be applied to airline type of operations.

SAE MOBILUS

Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »

Access SAE MOBILUS »

Members save up to 43% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: With TechSelect, you decide what SAE Technical Papers you need, when you need them, and how much you want to pay.
X