It was on a demo flight. I was in the back seat. We were on approach for landing and the throttle was retarded, not closed, and the engine stopped. I don't know if the Subie is one prone to icing in the intake but it was fairly cool that morning (I was wishing that I had worn something besides my windbreaker) and I have no idea what the humidity was. I didn't have time to get scared, but I did notice our descent to the runway seemed a bit steep when we were about 10 feet up. As I said in another post, the G-Force gear did it's job remarkably well when we touched down. Only remark from the pilot was, "Sorry 'bout that, engine quit."GyroRon said:Someone tell us what happened? Maybe some good info to learn from in this story?
I don't know if this is the same one I took my intro flight in at Benson Days, but at some point on final it quit and had to be restarted on the runway. The steep approach sure impressed me.MattPearson said:It wasn't carb ice. That particular engine has never idled well, and the owner just needs a knowledgable Subby person to adjust it. That is not the first time the engine has quit. If you pull the power all the way out, it will die almost every time. You have to "stroke" the throttle to keep it happy at idle.