matsgone Posted February 13, 2011 Report Share Posted February 13, 2011 Hi! I was recently made aware that a pilot flying an Astar B2/D2 for the same company, had an overspeed on final approach which ended up in a flame out... and autorotation. I heard of at least one similar occurance... When I tested the overspeed limiter on the machine I flew a few months ago, following the procedure, the engine flamed out instead of just spinning down to prevent overspeeding. My understanding of this system is that when an overspeed is detected, a signal is sent to decrease the amount of fuel sent to the engine to prevent such an overspeed......but no flame out should occur.... I ask myself if it would be safer to fly with the overspeed limiter breaker pulled out.... I would appreciate feedback on this, whether anybody has heard anything about flame out caused by this system. Cheers! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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