What stops the engine/propeller from being cranked by the starter before the pylon is fully raised?
A limit switch detects when the pylon is in the fully raised position and only when this happens will the starter work. This eliminates the possibility of accidentally cranking the engine and having the propeller impact the engine bay doors or fuselage. The ignition/fuel-injection system can be turned on prior to raising the pylon (i.e. fuel can circulate before pylon is fully raised).
- How many kilometers does a car have to go after the consecutive start so that the starter battery can be fully charged?
- What stops the engine/propeller from being cranked by the starter before the pylon is fully raised?
- Can the engine be started before pylon is fully raised, causing damage to the glider?