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Old May 04, 2013, 10:18 AM
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HOLY CRAP!! What happened there? The airplane isn't destroyed so it doesn't look like crash damage. Well the wing does look a bit twisted but that is heavy engine damage for so little airframe damage.
No the airframe is not damaged, luckily I did a good deadstick landing despite the tail heaviness. Basically, in flight the whole front end just exploded off, and everyone on the field heard it for sure. Upon landing, some people suggested that the bearings failed (which I got from ebay punchbuggies69 for $10) and made the shaft and the housing fail. But no one has that before. I couldnt find the front end with my nice spinner and everything because if the high grass at my field.
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Old May 04, 2013, 10:21 AM
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I am guessing a bearing failure.
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Old May 04, 2013, 10:32 AM
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I am guessing a bearing failure.
Yeah it surprising how one bearing can do so much damage!
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Old May 04, 2013, 01:00 PM
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Yeah it surprising how one bearing can do so much damage!
Agreed. I have NEVER seen a catastrophic failure like that EVER in over 25 years of flying. I thought you punched it into an asphalt runway to do that kind of damage.
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Old May 04, 2013, 09:24 PM
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Agreed. I have NEVER seen a catastrophic failure like that EVER in over 25 years of flying. I thought you punched it into an asphalt runway to do that kind of damage.
I think that wouldn't be even enough! lol
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Old May 04, 2013, 09:46 PM
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It would be cool to see the before and after photo ... Then a slow motion video of the anomaly in progress.
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Old May 05, 2013, 02:43 PM
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It would be cool to see the before and after photo ... Then a slow motion video of the anomaly in progress.
You know, I do a comparison picture. I might post that later
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