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Old 12th Oct 2018, 18:48
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Is it back to a `firma terra`,or still looking for the lowest tender....?
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Old 12th Oct 2018, 19:38
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Bloody hell! That field looks better than most allied airfields in France after D-Day! If the kite is "S", send a pilot to fly it out!

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Old 12th Oct 2018, 21:48
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Originally Posted by Onceapilot View Post
Bloody hell! That field looks better than most allied airfields in France after D-Day! If the kite is "S", send a pilot to fly it out!

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Very helpful and informative, thank you.
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Old 28th Oct 2018, 09:10
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The field was actually not that big. Photo taken on a mobile phone has a very wide angle lens which exaggerates distance. Take my word for it I was there but not the photographer! Touch down was 1/4 distance into the available area and the ac stopped 70 mtrs short of the tall vegetation although there was the option of curving right to parallel it.
The ac was recovered with wings removed the next day.
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Old 10th Jan 2019, 12:36
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The AAIB have reported

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Old 10th Jan 2019, 13:02
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WTF is that abortion, have they not heard of quick release drains, the engine would incidentally have come from Lycoming with a wire locked sump plug, they have replaced it with that, heck you can see the locking tab for it on the bottom of the sump housing...talk about bad engineering, even the thread into the sump is National Pipe Taper as a double safety point, that cap isn't. It's not rocket science to rectify.

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Oil Drain Valve, Lycoming Thread 1/2 inch NPT, from Saf-Air, sa-p5000 - Chief Aircraft Inc.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/pages...psumpvalve.php
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Old 10th Jan 2019, 13:59
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Old 10th Jan 2019, 15:46
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There is no requirement for the oil cap to be wire locked on the Grob 115E, which is equipped with a modified (inverted) engine oil system to cater for aerobatic manoeuvres. The maintenance organisation considered that the most likely scenario is that the drain cap was not correctly secured after the engine was installed.
If it is not wire-locked, what kind of "correctly secured" is the MO talking about? Using a torque wrench?
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