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  • wl745
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Aug 2007
    • 567

    Paloust starters

    Anyone have a description of a paloust starter pack as used by the Royal navy?I remember when at Khormaksar we (RAF)would handle various navy types passing by and they would carry a paloust on a wing pylon which would be lowered on wheels and then a hose appeared which was connected somewhere and it would be started and provide compressed air to start the engine(s)it would then be packed up and winched up onto the pylon and of it would go!!Any photos out there or even a cutaway?
  • Stacey24b
    XJ494 Restoration Group
    • Feb 2008
    • 912

    #2
    We have the manual somewhere at bruntys, fly navy heritage have at least two for use with the sea Vixen and the gnat team also have one at North weald

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    • Danwheeler65
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Mar 2016
      • 12

      #3
      If you Google Blackburn Palouste Airborne Air Start Pod, the first result takes you to some pictures on the Britmodeller website. They look like what you are looking for. Hope it helps.Its the link posted in #5.
      Last edited by Danwheeler65; 19th February 2019, 18:54.

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      • scotavia
        scotavia
        • Nov 2005
        • 2818

        #4
        and they powered a small French heli...http://www.aviastar.org/helicopters_eng/snias_jinn.php I recall watching them crop spraying land at the East end of Blackpool airport, very noisy.

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        • Flanker_man
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Jan 2000
          • 3680

          #5
          There's a long thread over on Britmodeller about it... some interesting stuff..

          https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/...omment-2978471

          HTH

          Ken
          Flanker Freak & Russian Aviation Enthusiast.
          Flankers (& others) website at :-
          http://flankers.co.uk/

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          • ZRX61
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • May 2005
            • 4769

            #6
            Years ago some bloke used one to build a jet powered bicycle.
            If anybody ever tells you anything about an aeroplane which is so bloody complicated you can't understand it, take it from me: It's all balls. RJM.

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            • wl745
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Aug 2007
              • 567

              #7
              Thanks all,as I saw them in use a lot thought I would take an interest in how they worked etc.

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