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Old 07-04-2019, 09:33 PM
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Bad day for my DA-120

Full throttle pass across the field and "BANG", locked right up. Going to DA for an autopsy.

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Old 07-04-2019, 09:55 PM
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How much time did you have on that engine? How old is it?
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Old 07-04-2019, 11:18 PM
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Ohh No, So assume the piston is stuck in the cylinder? Thinking Hot / Lean?

Sorry to see that.
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Old 07-05-2019, 05:25 AM
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Wow....!
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Old 07-05-2019, 06:00 AM
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How much time did you have on that engine? How old is it?
This would be the 5th season on this engine, about a dozen gallons of fuel, original prop.

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Old 07-05-2019, 06:04 AM
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Ohh No, So assume the piston is stuck in the cylinder? Thinking Hot / Lean?

Sorry to see that.
Definitely not seized, this engine stopped rotating instantly. The undamaged jug and piston is pristine. The other piston is loose and will move about 1/4" back and forth and will twist a bit too. It is locked in the jug by either the broken ring or wrist pin snap ring sticking out into one of the intake ports. . Either way it wont come out.
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Old 07-05-2019, 07:14 AM
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Did you land ok?
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Old 07-05-2019, 07:36 AM
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Yea, piece of cake..

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Old 07-05-2019, 07:40 AM
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Bit of JB weld.......she'll be rite

DA service will take care of any issues - good service
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Old 07-05-2019, 10:06 AM
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Bit of JB weld.......she'll be rite

DA service will take care of any issues - good service
It's boxed up and ready to ship. Frankly being 5 years old I expect zero help from DA, just want them to see the fail point and hope it helps them out some how. I already have a new engine bought and sent my way. Ordered it from the flying field yesterday, Ha!

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Old 07-05-2019, 11:52 AM
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wow !!!!! just see what DA does for ya.
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Old 07-05-2019, 01:36 PM
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they will give him a quote on how much it's going to cost to put it back together. certainly no other responsibility on their part.
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Old 07-05-2019, 02:05 PM
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they will give him a quote on how much it's going to cost to put it back together. certainly no other responsibility on their part.
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Old 07-05-2019, 02:16 PM
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It doesn’t look like there is much salvageable.
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Old 07-05-2019, 02:44 PM
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It doesn’t look like there is much salvageable.
1 jug and piston from the good side and the carb would be just about it. Even the reed cage was taken out! When we all heard the bang I said "ooohhh that's gonna be expensive".. ha!

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