Model T airplane starter

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kevin/Kris Golden on Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 07:34 pm:

You don't see this setup every day!!model T airplane starter


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Lonnie Smith on Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 08:23 pm:

That is very cool looking.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Ida Fls on Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 08:27 pm:

That is a Proper Model T. ;0o


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jack Daron - Brownsburg IN on Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 08:59 pm:

I wonder if it is one of Uncle Mike's?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 09:31 pm:

It could be, Uncle Jack, if that picture was taken in New Zealand. A lot of the details are very similar.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert E. (Bob) Blackbourn, Gautier Ms. on Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 09:36 pm:

Here's one on YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9xS4tFhrTw


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Stroud on Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 10:54 pm:

Kevin/Chris, where have you guys been? I've been wondering about you. How's the TT going? If you get back up this way sometime, give me a shout. Dave


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Stokes on Monday, January 20, 2014 - 04:42 am:

EXCELLENT! It's arrived!

Chris, where did you find that photo!? This is "Uncle Mike's" (Mike Walker) Huck's Starter that has obviously now arrived at the Hood Aerodrome in Masterton, just north of Wellington, New Zealand.

I was there a few months ago and, when I enquired about it, everyone looked at me as though I was a bit loopy (but I'm used to that now!).

For the sake of historical accuracy, I don't believe they used the Hucks Starter for Bristol Fighters (the WW1 'plane shown) but we do have a Hawker Hind here and no doubt the two will one day "kiss"!.

Beautiful.

If you are wondering what Hood Aerodrome, The Vintage Aviator, The Old Stick and Rudder Company are all about, have a look at....

http://hoodaerodrome.org.nz/gallery

We are indeed blessed to have this in New Zealand and, for you English members, you are about to get a visit from this lot, as part of the WW1 centenary commemorations. You will love it.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Seth - Ohio on Monday, January 20, 2014 - 06:36 am:

Well Mike now you know it made it in one piece. Great looking starter truck.

I noticed another truck back by the hanger with a platform on it. Is that a control tower or observation deck that is moveable?

Great Photo thanks for posting it.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jem Bowkett on Monday, January 20, 2014 - 10:25 am:

Captain Hucks designed the starter in about 1916, it went into production 1918, formally adopted by the RAF about 1920 and were in service into WWII. Russia and Japan made their own versions. Captain Hucks died age 35 in the flu epidemic at the end of the Great War.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By A. J. "Art" Bell on Monday, January 20, 2014 - 11:14 am:

Here is the original “Hucks” USPTO patent . . .

Bentfield Charles Hucks
London, England
Assignor to The Aircraft Mfg. Co. Ltd.
Westminster, London, England
Means for Starting the Engines of Aeroplanes
Patent number: 1313693
Filing date: Sep 26, 1918
Issue date: Aug 19, 1919
http://tinyurl.com/apoz2zs

And the ‘improved’ USPTO patent . . .

George Shakespeare Wilkinson
London, England
Assignor to The Aircraft Mfg. Co. Ltd.
Westminster, London, England
Means for Starting the Engines of Aeroplanes
Patent number: 1331791
Filing date: Sep 9, 1919
Issue date: Feb 24, 1920
http://tinyurl.com/ag4z85x

Regards
Art


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Clayton Swanson on Monday, January 20, 2014 - 06:42 pm:

how is it driving the chain?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By A. J. "Art" Bell on Monday, January 20, 2014 - 07:09 pm:

Sheet 3 in the patent shows the double dog clutch that allows
the operator to choose driving the chain or the T drive shaft.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kevin/Kris Golden on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 09:28 am:

Hello David Stroud! Kevin here. I have been busy with work and working on other cars/motorcycles/airplanes and Kris has been busy with seasonal work and now that it is cold he has been working in the garage on the TT chassis. He is trying to get the chassis where it will roll around again. The project we took on was in pretty poor shape so it will take time. I think I have bought enough parts to make almost 2 TT trucks!
John Stokes. Not sure exactly where I got the photo of your car. I belong to several aviation clubs including EAA and it may have come from some spin-off site there. I know there was a large group of photos from the event in NZ! There were some nice pictures of the large truck in the background too that someone was asking about. I will dig back through to see if I can find the site and post it.


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