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Old 08-09-2018, 09:51 PM   #203
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Default Re: tell a Model A related story


Cylinder number one is the 12 o'clock fellow. They are numbered in an anti clockwise rotation as that is the way the engine turns. English engines rotate in the opposite direction and thus those aeroplanes require left pedal (rudder) on take-off to counter the torque. (opposite to American aeroplanes)
My model A engine rotates the same way as English engines as does every engine I have ever hand cranked.
Why are American aero engines contrary to all other engines. I don't know but maybe someone might respond with a logical reason.
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