“Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem.”
28 cylinders, 56 spark plugs and , if memory serves, 4 magnetoes. Just a routine engine inspection is an all day job…
try keeping one leak free long enough for delivery.......Evergreen Air museum in McMinville OR has a motorized cutaway like this, also the Air Museum in Tucson has one.
Jet engines were the best thing to happen to aviation.
Top pik, dead center, the safety wires preventing the castle nuts from reversing loose from vibration. My dad worked on these engines in Japan in the late 40's, in C119 flying boxcars, etc. He was a master mechanic and could fix anything.
No fault codes
I wonder what the ratio of running hours / servicing hours was.
Aggie, as a general rule, oil changes are every 100 hours for piston engines.
The R-3350 while of lower displacement, 3350 cubic inches, duh, in 18 cylinders produced 3700 horses for takeoff, that's performance!
Back when America could win a war....
Also wild, Bristol Centaurushttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bristol_Centaurus When it was unclear which valve design would bemore successful.
The " Corncob "!
Found in the A-1 Skyraiders used in Veetnam?
The Skyraider has an R - 3350 twin row.Still pretty dang big.
All those cylinders in a round engine - not very practical, but beautiful.