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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: Wet Sump vs Dry Sump


Thread: Wet Sump vs Dry Sump

Message: Re : Wet Sump vs Dry Sump

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From: Salvadori Luca <lsalvadori at>

Date: Mon, 20 Jan 1997 13:50:14 UTC



Wet sump means that oil tank is the engine itself, while dry sump means that 
there is a separate tank.
Christen system is used on "wet" engines to allow oil supply in any flight 
Such a device is not necessary in "dry" engines (provided you have a proper 
Examples of "wet" engines: all Lycoming and Continental (only the first are 
used for aerobatics).
Examples of "dry" engines: Vedeneyev M14P radials and derivatives (used on 
YAK and Sukhoi).
Hope this helps.

     Luca Salvadori
     Italian Aerobatic Team
     Milan - Italy


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