Re: Report of a Q-200 crash today
Investigation on heat treat of starter gears is in order. It is not difficult to Embrittle (thin glass) when heat treating, Mike. Also the heat treat is not done correctly then you have an Annealed gear (peanut butter). You were fortunate to land off-field away from other folks,,the next fail might NOT be as fortunate.
I hope this is not yet another case of Chinese Mystery Metal arriving in the fleet...again! 😒
My 150B had the same kind of starter on the O-200. It reminded me of antique tractors but worked well for the decades I owned the Cessna.
The Village Idiot werkin in OKC at the LazyB again.
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B and C in Newton, KS makes a light weight starter that eliminates the old Sprag Clutch. It turns over a lot faster than the old starter. You will need to modify the firewall cut out a small bit but the starter is a solid player!
On Apr 8, 2022, at 3:54 PM, Jay Scheevel <jay@...> wrote: