Steve Posted March 7, 2014 Share Posted March 7, 2014 Had a fabulous time tonight, flew until sunset in calm cold air with a mate, it was almost perfect. Then there was a bang, a multitude of pings as shrapnel hit my cage, the wing jolted as something(s) hit the lines and then an almighty screeching of a ratchet going against its will at high speed. I landed and found the Flash Starter handle and line missing, presumed somewhere over Gelli Gaer Common in kit form. So with the best (and only until now) flying weather approaching I can't start the motor. Was a 'kin good evening though. I did check the starter during preflight, it was secure and recoiled perfectly. The engine started fine on my back but I guess that must be when the spring failed and line started spewing out. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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