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    Founding Member - See my blog entries for help using the forums VinceG's Avatar
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    Thanks for sharing Rick. White knuckles and brown shorts
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    I lost a prop but it wasnt deadstick, I test flew a old Windlass in Camperdown near the coast for a mate of mine, flew perfectly. He shipped it to Ladysmith by trailer, I took it for a test flight, no problem on very short finals the motor revved excessively but no thrust, looked behind lots of rpm and prop attached. On landing the prop just stopped spinning. Tried to taxi, all the bolts sheared, prop fell off ! helluva push back to the parking area ! The coast is humid and inland isn't, expansion and contraction, wood prop I imagine...bolts didnt like it. We incidentally get the Cane Cutters club badge, it comes with a Bar and Silver, Gold ratings and is worn on the right chest ! Engine out you land in the cane it makes a evil mess especially if the cane is high. I will scan one and post the emblem a small cane rat. I dont have one.


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    Founding Member - See my blog entries for help using the forums VinceG's Avatar
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    Interesting zulu1, your call, if you think you deserve it then it's yours.

    As I said in the first post, it's entirely down to trust.

    As for me, I can't claim it myself. Which I'm grateful for
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    No i dont deserve it as I landed under power, taxi driving doesnt count !


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    don't fancy that landing in the cane bit !
    disclaimer....as per 2010 European libel act....these are my thoughts only and may not represent the thoughts or actions of any person /company/group/manufacturer named in this article/Internet posting


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    I've had three up to now...two in my first aircraft G-MNAC a Flash and one in march on base leg at 300ft in a Jabiru...which wasn't very fun.

    Did yours actually stop Frank?
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    Have had 9 in G-MYVY all fuel related due to small glass filter clogging up until I changed it for the larger glass filter one of those were on a fly out with 6 other flexies before we set off it was agreed if one goes down we all go down The farmer cutting his field loved it as we surrounded him after just taking off from Netherthorpe. another was just after finishing a lesson with instructor the blade started to cough at 1500 ft crossing Spurn Point with a strong headwind we turned back as we coasted in with no engine lined up for a field only to see at last minute powerlines on the aproach instructor helped by pushing bar to jump cables and said your in control lucky 3 bounces in long grass and down in one piece. I think if it was his aircraft he would have had total control from engine off.

    Not had any failures in Gay Bob G-MZCD BUT Barry Has LOL ( sorry Barry ) good experience mate.

    The worst for me was the plastic radiator expanded and blew open the top header section in 2004 in my Quik G-MAXS whilst over Spurn point with engine stopped to save it damage and thinking this is going in the drink but just managed to coast in to North Coates JIM at P&M just threw me the new Ally Rad when he saw it never had any more trouble after that except the broken engine frame BUT THAT DESERVES another medal.


    So Vince does this qualify ?
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    They just clouds man with differant attitudes .


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    Award given to Max912S.

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    one in a fairly new jabiru calypso, end result wasn't good...
    G-HAMS a pretty quick Quik


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Morton View Post
    one in a fairly new jabiru calypso, end result wasn't good...
    can i ask what happened?


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