Monday, 30 April 2018

Aerobatics comp

I'd call that a result. 

Just won my first Aerobatics contest.

Scored 84.4% in the first sequence and then 86% in the second, so pretty chuffed with that.

Now to move up a grade and see how I go at that.

Friday, 20 April 2018

Twister with a D-Motor

A friend of mine is at Aero Friedrichshafen and took this photo today.

It's the first time I've seen this Twister and the first I've heard of someone putting a D-Motor in one.

I'd like to know more about how that is going, although it still looks like a 'work in progress' from the photo.

I guess they will have to have some kind of ducts to take the cooling air from the front inlets to the radiators which are positioned up close to the firewall (the D-Motor is liquid cooled) .

The 4 cylinder D-motor is rated at 92hp. This one looks like it's swinging a large diameter prop too.

For more about D-Motor visit their website:

Kitplanes write up of my 'Oshkosh Epic Adventure'

Click on the below link for the article.

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Twister crash Abingdon

I've waited until the AAIB has finished it's investigation into this incident before posting. It happened in May of last year at the Abingdon Air Show.

The LAA has featured some information in the latest Safety Spot section of it's magazine and I share it here.

As you will read below the reason for the engine failure is still inconclusive - they know why but not exactly how it happened.

Here is the best video of the accident:

I'm pleased to say Chris has made a full recovery and is back into display flying again.

When the AAIB report is published I will update this post with a link to it.

UPDATE: Link to the Accident report here:

As always click on the below images if you want to see them at a larger size.

And finally a close up of Cylinder number 3.