Starting Up The Ilyushin Il-14T

Starting Up The Ilyushin Il-14T

In Tushino, after a one-year repair work, they started up the right engine of the Ilyushin Il-14T which hadn’t been started up for over 15 years!

Starting Up The Ilyushin Il-14T

They did a great job to restore the systems of the aircraft!

Starting Up The Ilyushin Il-14T

First of all, they had to warm up the engine because it was -15C in the street and it is not recommended to start the engine cold. To do that, they used an engine heater, a fan with a kerosene heater inside.

Starting Up The Ilyushin Il-14T

Starting Up The Ilyushin Il-14T

They have to pour about 40 liters of oil (which has been standing in a heated room for several days) into the oil box. As for the fuel, they need 200 litres of gasoline.

Starting Up The Ilyushin Il-14T

Discharging the old oil.

Starting Up The Ilyushin Il-14T

The left engine is waiting for being repaired too.

Starting Up The Ilyushin Il-14T

Starting Up The Ilyushin Il-14T

Warming up the rotor head.

Starting Up The Ilyushin Il-14T

Photographers.

Starting Up The Ilyushin Il-14T

Nikolay Motovilov has worked as a mechanic for the Ilyushin Il-14 all his life and he enjoys being able to help with starting the engine of this aircraft.

Starting Up The Ilyushin Il-14T

This cylinder contains carbonic acid (in case the engine catches fire).

Starting Up The Ilyushin Il-14T

In the cockpit.

Starting Up The Ilyushin Il-14T

There is a lot to be done here as well.

Starting Up The Ilyushin Il-14T

They are about to begin!

Starting Up The Ilyushin Il-14T

Pulling the heater away…

Starting Up The Ilyushin Il-14T

However, once they started the fuel pump, the fine filter began to leak. They quickly fixed it and put it back where it belonged.

Starting Up The Ilyushin Il-14T

Just in case, they decided to check the oil pressure indicator (it didn’t work either) and douche system (the same!).

Starting Up The Ilyushin Il-14T

It turned out the the douche system was Ok, it just got frozen…

They somehow managed to fix the oil pressure indicator by turning the propeller…

Starting Up The Ilyushin Il-14T

They had to bring the engine heater back.

Starting Up The Ilyushin Il-14T

Starting Up The Ilyushin Il-14T

Hurray! It’s working!

Starting Up The Ilyushin Il-14T

The smoke is white because the engine is not warm enough yet.

Starting Up The Ilyushin Il-14T

While the aircraft was standing still, birds built a couple of nests on it.

Starting Up The Ilyushin Il-14T

Starting Up The Ilyushin Il-14T

Starting Up The Ilyushin Il-14T

Oil temperature and pressure monitors.

Starting Up The Ilyushin Il-14T

The upper monitors show the number of revolutions per minute and temperature of one of the cylinders. The lower ones – supercharge and fuel pressure (it is broken).

Starting Up The Ilyushin Il-14T

This man has a really clever pair of hands!

Starting Up The Ilyushin Il-14T

Starting Up The Ilyushin Il-14T

Some time later, they stopped the enigine to check if everything was Ok. They inspected the cylinders and checked if anything was leaking.

Starting Up The Ilyushin Il-14T

After a short break, they started it over again.

Starting Up The Ilyushin Il-14T

On the whole, the engine is fine but there is still a lot of work to do.

Starting Up The Ilyushin Il-14T

Starting Up The Ilyushin Il-14T

Let’s wish these guys good luck!

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Starting up the right engine of the Ilyushin Il-14T.

Location: Moscow

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12 thoughts on “Starting Up The Ilyushin Il-14T”

  1. If can be made airworthy,could fly. In Northern Canada 70 year old c-46s and c-47s still in commercial use. Good luck to those good people.

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