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Prop strike


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I had an unpleasant experience with my Phoenix. I did a pre start engine run up and the plane tipped over forwards: prop strike. Prop broken, engine ok.

Excellent service from PureFlight and Woodcomp propellors to replace the prop.

I learned, and afterwards every experienced pilot I spoke with also told me this: Never, never do a full power pre take off test with a light taildragger. Never.  

Meanwhile, I made some unforgettable flights with my Phoenix: from Holland to the French Alps, in the French Alps to Mont Blanc, Aosta, etc, gliding in the French Alps, very nice flight back to Holland.....Life is good!!

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