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Published on Feb 14, 2012
Wright 3350-93B Turbo Compound Radial Engine Start. This historically significant engine is from a Howard Hughes owned Lockheed Constellation. It was removed from the plane in the 1960's and stored at a museum. The test stand and control panel were built specifically for this engine. This video captures the first start of this 3500HP engine after more than 50 years.
Completed in 2007 by Aero Telemetry this engine, a rare dash 93B version of one of the most powerful radial engines ever produced, represents one of the last running survivors from a bygone era of piston engine commercial airplanes. This particular engine is one of the rarest R-3350 engine ever built...The dash 93B.
This is the first video of the "Engine Run Series" by Aero Telemetry and features several start-ups of this engine and other 3350 engines. A propeller pitch failure caused the first run of the famous engine to be cut short.