F-16 starting up sequence

Operating an F-16 on the ground or in the air - from the engine start sequence, over replacing a wing, to aerial refueling procedures
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Unread post19 Sep 2018, 03:23

Does anybody knows if the F-16 requires the battery in order to perform an engine start? If yes, can we make sure of external GPU instead to provide the power source instead?


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Unread post19 Sep 2018, 15:21

Not sure if I understand you questions. The F-16 only need battery power for normal start. The switch in the cockpit is place to main power but you won't get main power until the standby generator come online around 58% engine RPM on C/D models, for A/B you have to wait for main generator to come online AFAIK. You can also start it with ground power, but this is not normal operations and outside of maintenance not very common unless there is a problem.

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