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Seeing posts of a Space Walker fitted with a radial down near Bundaberg


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I know the plane and pilot.  He's out of hospital.  Very experienced, always practicing forced landings and circuits etc. I'll let him tell the story.

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It seems odd that the RH wing has sheared right off at the root and disappeared, well it isn't in the photo. No cowl either unless it didn't have one.

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Doesn't have a cowl. The wing won't be far away. There'd be a lot more damage if it was. Nev

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There are a lot of posts on the web about Rotec engine problems. As an Aussie I prefer not to believe many of them.

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Was a beautiful aircraft but if you end up upside down in a paddock not good can't get out. Pilot has done well I think. 

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I think that he will find difficulty in obtaining parts for the engine. Must need a full strip and re-build with a smashed prop.

 

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There are photos of it flying with and without the cowl on the Rotec website. The wing is all timber construction with ply/glass D-box & fabric to the rear of the main spar. Beautifully constructed. The wings attach to the root section 1 panel out from the fuselage so it is the centre cantilevered spars that broke off.

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