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Gallery: New Engine 2014

In February 2014, during inspection at the Annual, our H2AD engine finally, after a remarkable 3,200 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.

The old engine is removed, revealing the surprisingly flimsy looking engine mountings, considering the job they have to do.
The old engine is removed, revealing the surprisingly flimsy looking engine mountings, considering the job they have to do.
A cracked exhaust manifold is revealed
A cracked exhaust manifold is revealed.
Good bye faithful friend. You served us very well.
Good bye faithful friend. You served us very well.
A thorough clean up and repaint where necessary.
A thorough clean up and repaint where necessary.
A thorough clean up and repaint where necessary.

A smart new engine deserves new hoses, naturally!
A smart new engine deserves new hoses, naturally!

Propeller and spinner
Propeller and spinner attached, air ducting fitted, and all looking shipshape (to borrow a nautical term).
Propeller and spinner attached, air ducting fitted, and all looking shipshape (to borrow a nautical term).
All complete and ready for the cowlings to be refitted.
All complete and ready for the cowlings to be refitted.
All complete and ready for the cowlings to be refitted.

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

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!