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Old 02-10-2017, 01:11 PM
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Here is the deal, I sold my Avonds F-15 without the AT280HP. I was in a rush to pull it out to crate the jet so I goofed and cut the thermocouple (got one coming) and the RPM sensor wire.

HERE is the BIG rub: I took this out of the jet (the beautiful one in my avatar because my family can really use the cash) and it flew before I hung it up in my garage for several years. After the hack removal job, the turbine wheel seems to be hitting something internal The wheel can turn about 180 degrees each way. I just rotated with my fingers no forcing. Wondered if this is how a bearing would fail after sitting up for a very long time? Or if something else internal is going on. I am really bummed about this engine as I really liked it.

Thanks Mike