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Re: f-18 loud noise upon startup

  •  11-15-2010, 4:13 PM

    Re: f-18 loud noise upon startup

    The APU has a signature moan when we fire that up, and of course there are some associated noises when the R and L motors are fired up. Neither of these noises would sound like the noise you described, so I would guess that this could have been the wingfold mechanism. If it had been on display for a while, then of course everything was probably pretty cold relatively speaking (lubrication oils, etc). I've not heard such a noise before, but that doesn't mean that it couldn't happen. Shouldn't have been the VEN's opening up.

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