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Old Jun 04, 2012, 08:52 PM
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Originally Posted by cmulder View Post
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makes me wonder with today's more powerful engines how the performance would be,
Not.... I t would tear itself apart! Clutch and bevel gears would not stand up to more power.
My first Sport 500 Collective (bought 1989 I think) tore away the engine mount approx every 3 to 5 hours of flight, with first the not really powerful HB 40, and later with the only slightly more powerful but very smooth running OS 40 "longstroke".
Flew it quite intense for approx 2 years, and was quite happy with it, actually.

my second one, more than 10 years later, had a .45 Bluebird (some poor OS copy) and that one lasted for maybe 4 flights after which the crack-fest started again. That time it was just misplaced nostalgia, so I quickly got rid of it....

Brgds, Bert
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