Continental IO-550B 300 Horsepower Engine 1075 Since Major Overhaul & 580 Since IRAN Inspection
N6325X PROP STRIKE EXPLAINATION
After a few weeks of not flying, I decided to exercise the engine in the hangar. I started the engine with the tow-bar attached to the nose gear assembly. I had several inches clearance before the engine started, but the thrust created by the prop, even at idle, caused the nose to drop enough to graze the tow-bar and curl the edges of the prop tips. The engine never stopped or even faltered before I shut it down. The insurance company insisted the engine be broken down and examined for damage. T.W. Smith in Cincinnati (now Signature,) performed the work and found no damage caused by the prop strike.
Tommy Paulk - Previous Owner
Excellent Condition * Hangared * Complete Logbooks * Great Maintenance History
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