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Andrew Bullard's Storch:

Built By: Andrew Bullard - Andrew would be pleased to hear from you if you have any questions

Andrew's email address: abullard@bigpond.com

Engine Installed By & Test Flown By: Geoff Hook - Well known aviator & local plane builder located in Port MacQuarie.

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Workshop... ... ... ...

Testing the engine ... ... ...

Flight testing at Port MacQuarie ... ... ... ...

Taking the plane home from Port MacQuarie to the property at Garah.
Stop over in Armidale to refuel (see map)..
Through 'tiger country' (Rough terrain) . .. over the mountains ...

Flight home ... ... ...

Flights at Garah ... ... ... ... ...

Landing... ... ... ...

People involved: Smiles all-round - another happy customer... ... ...discussions

 

Some quotes:

Andrew & Paul: Andrew and I listened in as Geoff (the test pilot and engine installer) radioed his progress. On the first leg from Port Macquarie to Armidale (approx. 1/3 distance) he reported that the engine was going very strong and he was happy.

Geoff Hook: ...on the radio that the engine felt like "it was really settling in" and that it had picked up all along the way (run in). Within 10K he called for us to meet him out on the run way where he would do some low stuff. He did and boy was it great.

Paul: ... All temps good. Power good. 750ft/min climb. No oil leaks. 21ltrs/hr Cruise at 75% and 75knts ( that's good for the high drag Storch) Jeff also commented that the fuel burn and power was better than the Rotax 912. All Good News!.

Andrew's Cropduster Pilot: ...With 2 people onboard the engine provided 700ft/min climb rate at 3100 rpm (out of a maximum 3700rpm) in comfort; an impressive engine in all aspects..."

Andrew Bullard: "... very happy and impressed with the plane and the engine... Very happy with Rotecs service ... happy to have my email address on the website ..." email Andrew here: abullard@bigpond.com