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Summer temperature on start

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Summer temperature on start

Postby Adrenaline7 » Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:53 pm

Greetings all from Gatineau Canada.

I fly a C208B for a skydive centre and we noticed this year a raise on start temperatures which makes us wonder if we should update to maybe the 300A starter generator.

The current Gen we have is a 200SGL119Q-2

On a 28 degrees Celsius day at 200asl we are getting
Battery start:760-780 degrees on start and the battery is 2 weeks old
GPU start:725 740 and it is a 28 volts startpack.
We used to get last year averaging temps of 660-680 on a hot day.

Any inputs? Would a new generator help? I have a friend that suggested the 300 A as it is a stronger motor but would it help for a colder start?

Any info is greatly appreciated.

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Re: Summer temperature on start

Postby cameljockeybob » Thu Jul 10, 2014 6:03 pm

Have you fitted a new engine since last summer ?
Refer to PWC SB 1510, this may help you.
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