View Full Version : A question about start up procedures...

05-30-2006, 11:05 AM
Hello all,

Does anybody know where I can gain access to the start up procedure of a Mk1 Hurricane. I know the basics to engine starts, but I need to know the specifics of the Hurricane for a small piece of fiction I'm writing. Or if someone could just post the procedure, that would be most helpful. I'm not looking for a volume here, just a small list of the basic list a Hurricane pilot would follow to get his machine in the air.


05-30-2006, 02:36 PM
This is from 'Hurricane at War' by Chaz Boyer, page 39/40, where Graham Leggett describes his first flight in a Hurricane, on Sept 5Th, 1940 :

"(...) into the familiar cockpit. Familiar because although I am about to fly a Hurricane for the first time, as a student at Hawker Aircraft I helped assemble the first production machines (...)"

"(...) Cockpit check - thumbs up - switches on - press the starter button. A few turns of the two-bladed airscrew, blue-grey smoke puffs from the exhausts and the Merlin roars into life. Jinking to improve forward vision on differential brakes proves tricky and I suspect the pilot of an approaching Blenheim expressed an opinion before I gave him a spot on which to land.
At take-off power the Hurricane needs a fair bit of right rudder, then, almost unexpectedly, she leaps eagerly off the grass and flies. Unconsciously moving the stick when reaching for the undercarriage leaver, I immediately have to pick up the nose and port wing - God! these controls are sensitive! (...)
Levelling out at 10,000 feet, I check position and fuel and apply aileron. Easing back the stick the nose follows the horzion effortlessly - in fact, she almost flies herself and the rudder seems superfluous. More bank, now rudder to steady the nose, back with the stick, and she's tearing round vertically in the opposite direction.(...)

So, looks like there's nothing special about it! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Have Fun!

05-30-2006, 05:37 PM
From the pilot's manual for the Mk II. Look from 'Preliminaries' onwards:



05-30-2006, 07:00 PM
good stuff

not that things like priming pumps are modelled in game but interesting regardless

the best climb speeds at different altitudes are also interesting

05-31-2006, 08:33 PM
very good stuff..thanks ya'll!