Pull starting a 206

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Pull starting a 206

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I've used this procedure to start one engine of a DC-3.

As you correctly said - you do what you have to do.
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Incredible, I would have had a tough time believing that without the video. How do you ensure the line does not continue with the prop and wrap itself around the hub?
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I have hand prop started lycoming O320 engines many times. I am comfortable and competent with it. I know 206 has a stronger and faster engine and prop, but not by much. I know this truck pulling method makes perfect sense ( only in NWT :) for a DC3 as Eric Jansen mentioned.

For the exact same reason CL-SKADOO mentioned, Is it not less risky to hand prop start in this situation?
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Just make sure the starter is disengaged secure and not going to damage the engine before any non standard procedures . A tap with a rubber mallet on the starter , check connections , faulty switch , vacuum the brushes , tap starter with a hammer a couple of times blow it through with compressed air . Might just be dried oil on the bushes , one of the reasons to be careful filling the engines with oil , that and a dirty engine compartment is a fire hazard of the preventable kind.
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I'm absolutely delighted to see this being done to an "OO" registration. Never thought that would happen nowadays. I'm sure it helps it happened in Africa, but still... Neat!
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