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    Default Engine fail at TO

    Had an engine fail on TO run today. Just wondering who else has this happened to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BARTFRNCS View Post
    Had an engine fail on TO run today. Just wondering who else has this happened to?
    Catastrophic failure? Details...? Please elaborate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BARTFRNCS View Post
    Had an engine fail on TO run today. Just wondering who else has this happened to?
    Yep, a few times, but never one that ended in a bent airplane . . . . .

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    yes, bent plane once 0320 in a pacer. Couple in others that did not result in bent planes.

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    I have had an engine quit while on the runway during a touch-n-go. I have also lost a cylinder on takeoff. The rest have been the usual fouled plug or rough mag.
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    Not yet, and I hope it stays that way for a really long time!
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    There are those that have and those that will....(if you fly enough years)

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    Failure? No. But I did have a cylinder break 5 of the 8 studs holding #4 cylinder to the case (O-360 Lyc) at about 100 feet altitude after taking off. I noticed a slight flutter in the engine and decided that something was wrong. Since I was flying over the Mojave just south of Rosamond at the time, with all the boulders and all, I decided to return to the airport. I don't think that engine would have lasted another 5 minutes. I have pictures.

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    Anderson Lake strip. PA-12
    Hot sunny day....
    *Attractive Female pilots and passengers near fuel pumps showing lots of skin ( *by Alaska standards... which means short sleeves and they were not all 40 pounds overweight.)
    Decided to show off with high angle max departure after re-fueling.
    But I had turned off the fuel master valve to keep the tanks from cross feeding.
    Engine died at about 75 feet.
    Very embarrassing.
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