After my hard landing last year, we were not required to “teardown” the engine because the propeller was not turning when I hit the ground. However, after prayer and consulting with the Aviation advisory committee, the decision was made to take the engine completely apart and verify each piece. This was going to cost some serious time and money, but we decided the security of knowing everything was OK was worth it. The airport manager knows a good engine mechanic (they are hard to find here in Brazil) so just before Thanksgiving he drove 3 days up here to begin tearing into it.
Here is a video demonstrating how I bent the leading edge. Wasn’t my idea….. Youtube research!
Floats are purchased and are being painted in Georgia and then will need to be shipped and imported into Brazil. We are hoping to be flying by summer!