|remember my instructor,|
|full of it, full of it.||THROTTLE FULL, MIXTURE FULL|
|Adding fuel to the fire||FUEL PUMP ON|
|show’s he's master. What a git!||MASTER SWITCH ON|
|Once he gets a reaction,||WHEN FUEL GAUGE JUMPS|
|then he can turn it off,||TURN FUEL PUMP OFF|
|are something he’s fond of.)|
|It’s just idle conversation.||MIXTURE IDLE|
|You could throttle him halfway,||THROTTLE 1/2"|
|but go ahead and turn on||TURN KEY|
|the ignition anyway.|
|As soon as the engine purrs,||WHEN ENGINE STARTS|
|then we’re rich, mixture rich.||MIXTURE FULL RICH|
|A thousand bucks would get us||ADJUST THROTTLE TO 1000 RPM|
|to the moon without a glitch.|
|But big money comes from oil,||CHECK OIL TEMPERATURE|
|from pressure on the green,||CHECK OIL PRESSURE|
|so the ending to this story|
|is yet to be seen.|
The first section of this drivel is fondly reminiscent of the instructor who checked me out in 16T. He can be annoying. I think he considers it an art. The last section heads off into one of his favorite subjects--the fossil fuel issue.
Anyway, the ditty is more memorable than that list was, but for what it's worth, the procedure isn't daunting anymore.
I think what this procedure accomplishes is first to prime the engine, and then to start it from an engine-flooded configuration. When I asked whether this was cold-weather startup, he said it should be used all the time. Was he jerking my chain? Who knows?
He flies a mean plane.