First Engine Start

  • April 2015 and Mabel’s engine is started for the first time.

    The video shows the actual first time the engine has been started in 72 years since its full restoration. There had been no warm ups or practice runs. As you will see she started on the first go. The engine required quite vigorous primer pumping for a minute or two until the Avgas was flowing fully and then she purred like a kitten!




    April 12th, 2015 | Chris Fairfax | No Comments |

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