Originally Posted by Mendo
Broke the motor box and firewall today doing a rather vigerous lomcevak...Shortened my flying day a fair bit. Tonight I will dig into it and see what the extent of damage is and fix it up for flying in the morning. One of my absolute favorites that almost always makes it in the truck...Might be time to buy a spare, I have been pretty hard on the airframe doing aerobatics and its starting to remind me that it just wants to shoot touch and goes......
Further back in this thread that's been discussed. Pretty common. One of the few "mods" I would do before flying this plane is to flow CA over the joints between the motor box and firewall. But even after doing that I've still had it pop off. Once it's off and you can get glue down in the joint it is easier to re-glue it. Hopefully you don't have too much cowl damage.