The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre hangar is the only non-military air hangar to have a test cell on site.
Come inside and check out this marvel of modern technology! Or, view it through the Control Room's window among all the still-operational control panel!
The engines would run for seven hours straight to test the engine's capability and strength. Its purpose was to test the engines to make sure that they were running to the manufacturer’s specifications. The engines were tested to make sure that at each RPM stage or power setting, the engines were burning the right amount of oil and fuel. For example, at 2300 RPMs it is supposed to give off 450 horsepower and 32 inches of boost.
The Engine Test Cell is run only for special events, by trained professionals. When running, a new LCD monitor shows the public the power of this amazing machine - from a safe distance, of course!