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Good flight yesterday then big shock after landing


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Got my second flight of the year in yesterday. A good bit of nosing around the area and plenty of low level flying over the fields, some quite soggy looking.

The motor did seem a little noisier but I put that down to wearing a balaclava under the ear defenders. The seal around the ears isn't quite as good as without.

All was good on preflight check but in hindsight the climb rate was maybe a little less than expected during flight.

After I'd landed and took the motor off it was a case of "oh bo****ks"

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After removal it looked like this:

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I've made a new end plate and clamp tube so off to the welders early in the week,

c'est la vie,

Alan

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No other damage, motors running fine. Nothing fell off or went through the prop fortunately. Will be back to normal once the new end plate has been welded on. There is an excellent welder in one of the larger towns about 15 miles away who specialises in aluminium welding for the aeronautical industry.

Cheers,

Alan

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Don't have any worries about kit failure from this incident :?

The motor has been through a few dings with the silencer taking the brunt a couple of times.

It's an old Fresh Breeze Solo 210, this model is the 'Airboss', with about 200 hours on it.

The mechanical arrangement of the motor and prop support isn't the best once the cage has been 'reshaped' but apart from the dings it's been a reliable motor.

Cheers,

Alan

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Looks more like a braised joint on the pipe rather than a weld. Agreed, there's no apparent penetration.

A decent spot of weld should see it right.

Is this a 2 stroke or 4 stroke? I'd expect a 2 stroke to lose a fair amount of power due to the lack of the exhaust rebound with a hole like that in the pipe.

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