Keep in kind that if they can’t get the engine started, they’re doomed — the food runs out, the water runs out, and they bake to death in the searing desert sun.
And, they only have seven chances to get the engine started.
Lube formulas of every conceivable type have been developed over the years with relatively good results.
In fact, finding that magic combination of components to create the perfect lube that will be unaffected by heat or humidity and will work with any caliber and alloy combination has become the “Holy Grail” for many BPCR shooters.
Stranded hundreds of miles from civilization with no radio communication and with a limited food and water supply, the group (led by one of the passengers who everyone believes is a real-life aeronautical engineer), set about dismantling and re-building what remains of the crashed aircraft and turning it into a smaller single engine, single boom monoplane.As it does, both the men in the movie and the viewing audience become more nervous as the tension mounts. Then, with the fifth cartridge in hand, Stewart does the unimaginable — in a gutsy move based upon his many years of dealing with balky engines, he fires a cartridge with the ignition off to “clear the cylinders”.Needless to say, the engineer responsible for the re-building of the plane nearly goes berserk.Little does anyone know that the so-called “engineer” actually designs model airplanes — not real ones.Well, with the plane finally finished and ready to fly, Jimmy Stewart (the pilot of the ill-fated flight) must get the engine started and fly everyone to safety.