Re: UL: Re: 618 Cl;ean Up
- don ford wrote: Subject: UL: 618 Cl;ean Up
>Sorry, I mentioned this engine several days ago when the subject of FnAA
> I get the impression that your remarks are the middle of a story. Is this
> your own engine, or is it one you are working on for someone else? It sounds
> like the engine suffered a catastrophic failure. Please give us a little
> backround. Thanks very much.
oversite of ultralight operations came up.
It is my contention that the FnAA and their designees, the DARs, have
little or no knowledge of the two stroke engine, and the construction
methods and materials used in ultralights.
The Genisis that this engine was installed on was inspected since it was
N numbered and the crash was blamed on fuel starvation.
I bought the engine from the owner.
The FnAA inspected the fuel pump only and decided it was fuel
After the complete teardown, I found a dozen things that could
comtribute or create an engine stoppage.
While the rings were very close to sticking, they were not, and the
pistons had no evidence of a seizure.
The engine was covered with a sooty black 'gook' and the source was
prolly the front seal which had been damaged by a starter bendix spring
which had broken and stuick to anything magnetic in the stator area.
Small parts of this spring were stuck to the trigger coils, and they
possibly damaged the front seal lip. The lip was gone and the retention
spring was around the crank shaft itself.
I can not say what caused the stoppage, but the 24 inch pulse line is a
potential source. The oily coils and the oily coil insulator boots, the
plug ends, the trigger coils, just not sure.
Both rear and both front bearings on the crank were shot, with the
separators completely gone on the front most bearing.
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- --- In FLY-UL@y..., "Chad Hilbert" <jc.hilbert@h...> wrote:
> IF Sport Pilot (as proposed) becomes regulation and is ENFORCED by
> of UL training and flying, as known----------------------------------
> > today, is emanate. Joe G.
> So what? It became critically ill yeras ago.......
sorry if i step on any toes here im only new to this group i was
curious as to what the proposed new rules are
from the way everyones talking it seems they must be pretty draconian
i cant see that registering your machine and an annual inspection is
to much to worry about thats what we have in n.z.and i know that i
appreciate having someone else go over my machine if only to confirm
that my maintainance is up to par,after all its my ass. the
inspections are done by our club inspection officer .the whole ul
thing is regulated by c.a.a. but the actual hands on running of things
is in the hands of our two u.l. organisations--s.a.a.-and raanz. in
saying that it should be made clear that anything from a m.x. or dac.
to a tecnam p92 or rans s6 is classified u.l. or microlight (no
distincion)here. --colly, zk-myb.