hand cranking

hand cranking

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A direct mechanical connection between the crank handle and a reciprocating or small gas turbine engine for starting. The mechanical interconnection is usually through a system of gears and a flywheel.
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Keep an eye on the Axis A oil nozzle when hand cranking the engine to identify symptoms and corrective actions during troubleshooting or when replacing the engine starter.