New Engine 2014
In February 2014, during inspection at the Annual, our H2AD engine finally, after a remarkable 3200 hours, showed signs of old age. We were extremely fortunate to locate an almost zero-timed replacement (86 hours only) at Multiflight at Leeds-Bradford Airport, and at a reasonable price. In March the aircraft was duly delivered to Multiflight and the new engine installed. These photographs were taken by Multiflight during the replacement, and clearly show a quality job.
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The old engine is removed, revealing the surprisingly flimsy looking engine mountings, considering the job they have to do.
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A cracked exhaust manifold is revealed. Goodbye faithful friend. You served us very well. A thorough clean up and repaint where necessary.
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A smart new engine deserves new hoses, naturally! Propeller and spinner attached, air ducting fitted, and all looking shipshape (to borrow a nautical term).
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Multiflight

Pictures courtesy of Multiflight Ltd., Leeds-Bradford Airport www.Multiflight.com

All complete and ready for the cowlings to be refitted. A job like this doesn't come without a significant cost, so members are urged to put the new engine to good use - go flying and replenish our finances. Bon voyage!