Originally Posted by plowboy1966
Who was running that Syssa? Was that Outlaw? How did it hold up?
Also, someone was running one of those super cheap HK engines, who was that? Wayne? How did the experiment go?
Yes Plow that was me with the Syssa. Engine held up great, the the Tw@#t 1.50 not so much lol. Course it was my fault and not the planes. After several gallons the firewall was loose. Repaired it but during the process a little CA made a nice undetected plug in the end of the vent line. Thought it needed a little tweak on the needles and flew some more then could only get idle speed. Seems a small balsa block came loose some where in the plane and found it's way into carb throat. Lack of throttle on a crosswind landing, it beat itself to death.
Engine now sits on the nose of a Slipstream Sbach 342 that is awaiting me to get off my arse and finish it. Bought a second syssa engine and it is going on a DP Extra 330L.
Kerwin50 really sorry to read what has happened to your family. Prayers sent.