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  2. The balancer will displace the mercury to the opposite point to balance out the imperfection no Balancers for VW. Bolly would supply a suitable pusher prop. The Rotax 582 is clockwise rotation as you stand behind it.
  3. The 912 balancer makes a noticeable difference to smooth running. After fitting the balancer you will be able to lower the idle considerably without the engine become rough and stopping. The best I have seen is still running at 650 rpm which is well below normal shutdown.
  4. I have been bringing in the Balancers for some years, they do a fantastic job and I believe extend the life of the gearbox & engine as well the reduced vibration throughout the airframe reducing fatigue. I have Balancers on hand for Rotax 912/914 Rotax 503 flywheel Rotax 582 & Lycoming on order.
  5. Cross wind technique needs some work, many pilots lack this skill
  6. It's amazing that virus pilots rarely know how to use their air brakes, the virus should be landed as a true glider, glide approach using air brakes, not powered with a 3 degree ( or less ) approach.
  7. Try using a digital master tachometer to check actual revs first, also what oil is used in gearbox 85W140?
  8. The 505 is not a high performance engine and therefore does not require synthetics, castrol Active 2T is more than adequate, low ash good protection and long shelf life. Synthetics no matter what brand only provide protection against corrosion for 24 hrs after shutdown, where as the mineral based oils last for months. Shelf life of premixed fuels also have short shelf life.
  9. CFI L2/L3 PPL Gliding Instructor L2
  10. CFI L2/L3 PPL Gliding Instructor L2
  11. My best advice is to find another school that will teach to fly a taildragger. a Drifter is all u need to learn the basic skills. Most students prefer to learn in a tricycle but this is a mistake. The skills that will keep u alive are being taught less and less because everyone wants to fly the flash plastic, which is not designed for training. I see it everyday, students being taught to fly GA style, huge circuits well outside glide angle to the strip, using power all the way around, rarely a glide approach or an emergency. What you learn now will stay with you for life and will determine whether or not you will be a PILOT.
  12. I have an o-200 continental in my 150 Cessna that may suit. 330 hrs since top end overhaul.
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