|The 2 seater Rotec was not completed from the
original owner Arne 'abo'-Bersvensen - so he sold it to a man who tried to fly
it, but soon had a motorcut and outlanding with some damage to
the plane. So a modelairplane-builder Lars and his son Willy at
Løten contacted me about the Rotec and I got them in contact with
the owner of the damaged plane. They bought it and repaired
it - and got it on the wings again. With the 35 hp Cuyuna engine
it was sluggish - but they later got a Rotax 503 on it. They also
made skis to it as seen below.
|The bragging advertisment said it cruises at 40-45mph- LIE - it does MAX
35! Same as my single place.
2seater after rebuilding- down: my singleseater, both Rotec Rally
|With the slow speed of the Rotec it was too long to
fly from home base at Rena to "big-brother"
Rotec-2seater - ca.50km away, so I had to take it on trailer/car
and set it up there so we could fly together.. Here on set-up at
the other field at LØTEN where Lars Aaseth had a stip by his
below is of the Rans microlight, owned of Sverre Brødholt from Tomter,
østfold, and was also "stationed" on 'Løten-airport' at the time. And he
had just received training and a pilot's license, from flight
instructor willy haugen, also on this 'lars'strip'. But as often
happens with both model aircraft and such larger aircraft; when you will
impress others - yes, it is then when accidents often happen.
Lars Aaseth, who lived by the strip here, once said that "if he
continues this wild flight, he will fly to his death!" and exactly that
happened shortly afterwards, see below.
|text below, 'crashed on dad's farm' at Sande, and and both pilots died, Torbjørn Haug, and Sverre Brødholt from Tomter
|it was nice to have large open
fields around the airport, because from experience these two-stroke
engines can easily stop .... in the picture below, 'the Rotec is back at
the main airport north-east of Rena.
|picture below: flying over my grandfathers farm -
12km away from field - upper white arrow where my father was born
and grew up - lower black arrow where my uncle had his farm (then
- now dead). Bigger picture below. View on picture to north.
|picture below: coming back to landing strip - it
looks VERY small from the distance - it is marked where the white
arrow is below. The bigger field in front was used as a
down:you really needed a
STOLplane - short takeoff-and-landing - to hit this small strip after
the mc-crosstrack here
- clik the plane left