Pre-flight planning accomplished.
Pre-start procedure, done.
Open the door... CLEAR! Secure the door.
Turn the key to start. Three hundred sixty cubic inches of engine rumbles to life.
Immediately engage the clutch. Alternator on and warning light out. Check the engine oil pressure... rising.
Maintain RPM below 60% until the clutch light goes out.
Headsets on. Radios on.
Clutch light out...
RPM to 75% until engine oil temp., cylinder head temp. in normal operating range.
All engine instruments "In the green"...
Carburetor heat, check.
Throttle increase... Governor takes control of engine at 80% and increases RPM to mid-green range.
Low RPM warning system, check.
Throttle sharply to "flight idle"... check freewheeling clutch by insuring engine and rotor tach. needles "split".
Avionics set as desired.
Cyclic and collective frictions, off.
Throttle increase, RPM in normal operating range.
All caution/warning lights out.
Lift collective. Cyclic and anti-torque pedals... as necessary.