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Year: 2014
Total Records: 2
   
Title Date:Time    
  Motor kill swithch failure  
  Location: Medina Ohio   03/11/2014:1700   View Details  
  Remarks: I am writing this to reiterate the importance of a proper preflight. I started my engine for the first time this spring. When I tried to shut it off, both kill switches failed. I found that the wire was broken inside of the insulation just before a grounded ring terminal. This occurs from engine vib (read more --->

 
  Mid Spiral Malfunction Causes Broken Back  
  Location: Lake Wales, Florida   01/05/2014:08:12   View Details  
  Remarks: Just after 8:00AM the pilot took off from Chalet Suzanne airport intending to demonstrate the PK system on the Dudek Snake, as well as to work on a few aerobatic maneuvers over the nearby lake.


After rounding the pattern at approximately 800' the pilot turned the glider right into a (read more --->