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Have you ever had an engine failure in an SEP?

Yes, total
31
22%
Yes, partial
41
30%
No, never
66
48%
By GingerFI
#1519815
One full failure in an SEP, it was an ancient arrow 1 and it stopped just before the flare so no real dramas. Although I've also had one stop due to running a tank dry.....whoops but switch tanks and all was well.

Several rough runnings due to fouled plugs, dodgy mixture controls, overheating etc.

And one failure in a fully loaded twin that decided to spit all of its oil all over the shop. Although I've shut down more than a handful more engines on a twin while teaching the MEP course, but that doesn't really count as it was fully intentional.
By Paultheparaglider
#1519839
Groundspeed wrote:Did you retain the prop on your gearbox failure Paul? An instructor, flying a Shadow, that I knew had his prop depart when his gearbox failed.


Fortunately, yes, Groundspeed. It was extremely frustrating to have the engine running perfectly, but a windmilling prop with no drive to it.
By Paultheparaglider
#1519840
flybymike wrote:
Rocker broke on 4 stroke twin. Ended up on Roedean hockey pitches.


I can think of worse places to force land.....


Not only did I have the bad luck to have a rocker break, Mike, I also had the bad luck to have it happen during term break. :lol:
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By Grumpy One
#1519864
GrahamB wrote:
Grumpy One wrote:0 x engine failures in about 4500hrs SEP fixed wing flying. :thumleft:


Cough...... :wink:

Wozza matta GB? Gotta coff? :clown:
By Bert Presley
#1520007
Lockhaven wrote:1 x partial failure over water with a failed cylinder, it kept running for over 2 hours until I reached land.


Two hours? Crivvens. Your nerves must have been fried to a crisp.
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By Lockhaven
#1520078
Bert Presley wrote:
Lockhaven wrote:1 x partial failure over water with a failed cylinder, it kept running for over 2 hours until I reached land.


Two hours? Crivvens. Your nerves must have been fried to a crisp.


There was a hole chewed in the seat :lol: especially as it was a flight in the winter flying between Canada and Greenland :pale: