Did a testflight to see what will happen when you're running low on oil.
These tests are fun to do.. I have run the Cub, and P-47 out of oil (not on purpose).. Those times were not fun. On the Cub I almost had 400 hours on that motor, and thought I had enough oil to make it to the next airport. Started to watch the oil pressure gauge fluctuate.. Went to myself "Hmm that is weird" and kept flying. Then eventually it just seized up.
An even better experiment is to purposely overheat it, and watch it become a stanley steamer till the engine bursts into flames. I did that in the Spitfire on accident. At first it started out as a low hiss, and me wondering what in the world the noise was. Case in point watch the temp gauge.. The P-40 and P-51 have similar relief valves as well.
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