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    Gladiator II - Fuel cock / start-up

    Heya 8~)

    Decided it was time to learn the Gladiator, but having issues with start-up.

    If I set the fuel cock to 'Gravity' (per manual), I get nothin' - set to 'Main' & she fires pretty much first time.

    Tried to find a copy of pilot's notes online - failed, but did find this :

    Gloster Aircraft since 1917

    Am I doin' it wrong? Correction needed?

    TIA
    What did you do in the war, daddy? How did you help us to win?

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    Re: Gladiator II - Fuel cock / start-up

    You must take more than 79% fuel or you will not have enough in the gravity tank to start the engine. Less than that you can start on main tank as you have discovered.

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    Re: Gladiator II - Fuel cock / start-up

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonditaria View Post
    You must take more than 79% fuel or you will not have enough in the gravity tank to start the engine.
    Thank you!
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    Re: Gladiator II - Fuel cock / start-up

    Teehee - first circuit completed.. sorta

    One of the rare occasions where landing was far less frightening than take-off

    8~0
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    Re: Gladiator II - Fuel cock / start-up

    Quote Originally Posted by emmett_grogan View Post
    Teehee - first circuit completed.. sorta

    One of the rare occasions where landing was far less frightening than take-off

    8~0
    Good! If you have Desert Wings you might enjoy the RAAF campaign "Operta Aperta, 1940-1941" flying the Gladiator in the desert...

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    Re: Gladiator II - Fuel cock / start-up

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonditaria View Post
    .. the RAAF campaign "Operta Aperta, 1940-1941"
    Definitely on my list 8~)

    Just.. maybe a little less gung-ho on the throttle @ t/o, next time..

    cheers!
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    Circuits 'n' bumps 'n' turns, laddie, and how to come out of a spin..

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