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    Re: Rebuild of a Skymaster A-10

    The 1st start up was rather rough and LONG, like really long. It took a long while for the fuel to get thought the lines. I think because those turbines/pumps/valves haven’t run in several years it took a long while to get fuel moving. Also a ALOT of flames, belching, and smoke during the start. The right engine seemed to start quicker then the left. Even once started there was a lot of puffing smoke and erratic idle RPM. So I let them idle for a few min before giving it throttle. After a few full power runs they got smoother, more stable and less smoke. I think it was just due to old oil/fuel being pushed through everything. Subsequent starts were better, but the left engine still lagged WAY behind the right. I will give the batteries a cycle and try again.

    What a monster though!!!



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    Re: Rebuild of a Skymaster A-10

    Hello guys just a little update, Iíve had a great summer with the A-10. Over 50 flights on this beast this summer! Still makes my hands sweat though when flying it. Very nice plane to fly, sheís a gas guzzler though! I can easily go through 20-30ltrs on a good day! So looks like it will be staying in the hangar!

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    Re: Rebuild of a Skymaster A-10

    Thatís really cool Louis...Glad youíre enjoying the A-10 👍

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