The 2-seater Rotec that we got from Sweden and more

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.

up:The 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 home- backgroundpicture.

The picture 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.

sverre flyet på løten få uker før krasjen

text below, 'crashed on dad's farm' at Sande, and and both pilots died, Torbjørn Haug, and Sverre Brødholt from Tomter
krasjen skjedde i vestfold noe senere

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.

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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 emergency-landing site.

down:you really needed a STOLplane - short takeoff-and-landing - to hit this small strip after the mc-crosstrack here

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