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  1. Thanks Aldo but i'm already having an affair, my Mrs would kill me if i strayed any further. lol
  2. Yep, I can confirm I have purchased a full RV7 kit SB. I had seriously conisdered a number of other craft (Sonex, Sling, Lightning) before but ultimately I wanted one capable of doing extended ocean crossings with the abiltiy to do a round the world. With that in mind, the RV7 was perfect, not to mention the possibilty of aero. Cheers!
  3. Hi all, can anyone recommend a sheet metal builder workshop in NSW, alternatively would anyone like to offer their services. Preference is for someone with prior Vans RV build experience. Please contact via bodylogics at hotmail dot com. Cheers!
  4. Rolled Thread Engine Through Bolts Available as alternative Discussion in 'Jabiru' started by JabSP6, Jun 29, 2011. Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 Next > JabSP6 Member Good news Forumites. Finally i have been able to source an alternative to the standard Machined Thread Engine Through Bolts supplied by Jabiru. To go along with the ARP Nuts (rolled thread) that are supplied now as the fix for the failing through bolt (machined thread) issues we all know about, i have spoken at length with a manufacturer in Western Australia and he has imported in the correct thread dies to be able to manuf
  5. And More Yes- it has been done on a 2200A. Purely as a proof of concept project, boosted to 5-6 psi. Static rpm with same prop increased from 2800 to 3200. I believe the shop put something on Youtube. Climb performance changed from mediocre to spectacular; care had to be taken not to go through Ne in level flight WOT (Kitfox). Success story, in other words! But the fuel suppliers were happy too, EGT's had to be kept fairly low in order to avoid detonation (even with 100LL), so consumption was let's say tsunami like. The engine did not seem to mind the increased manifold
  6. Something I found in my search! http://www.cirruspilots.org/blogs/braly/archive/2009/02/09/turbonormalizing-vs-turbocharging-understanding-the-important-differences.aspx Turbonormalizing Vs Turbocharging. Understanding the important differences TN and TC engines share the following characteristics: Both involve compressing outside ambient air to make it available as denser air to the engine induction system so that the engine can make more power. The degree to which the air is compressed is just a matter of design choice when one decides to specify the engine and its abi
  7. Turbo charging a 3300 is possible, according to the notes provided by the following poster on the jab yahoo group. --- In [email protected], "promod69camaro" <[email protected]> wrote: > > > > > Hi, > > My name is Mike. > > I have been a long time member of this group, but do not post very often. I am a mechanical engineer by trade, and used to drive a promod drag car on the weekends. Due to health problems, I am not currently flying or racing, but I still keep up with whats going on. I hope to be back in the sa
  8. Here's some online commentary on figures achieved on a jab 2200. Still no news w.r.t TBO. http://forums.matronics.com/viewtopic.php?t=58847&highlight=turbo
  9. Thank you for all your comments. I should have included the fact that I wanted to put the jab 3300 on a sonex. have not been able to find any specific info on turbo chargimg the 3300. Jab 2200's have successfuly been modified, along with the aerovee 2.1. Sonex now claims that the aerovee (80hp) is now 100HP after charging. http://www.eaavideo.org/video.aspx?v=1021202823001 In fact there is an aerovee for sale, modified to 125HP. This one is very cool. http://www.barnstormers.com/Light-Sport, Sonex Classifieds.htm If I had to choose between the two I'd go for the aerovee given
  10. Can someone tell me if its possible to turbocharge a jab 3300? I'm sure it is but have not been able to find any information on it. Any assistance on the issue is greatly appreciated.
  11. Hi All, Is there anyone out there with a completed a Sonex or Vans RV 7a. I'd love to come and look and get some advice off a builder before ordering. As you've already guessed, I'm unsure as to which one. Current location is Griffith but prepared to travel. Regards Simon
  12. Congrats Congratulations, I'm not that far behind you :)
  13. Hi all, I am in the process of deciding which plane to purchase and build. Choices to date have ranged from Vans, sonex, and now possibly a Lightning. As for the Lightning, can anyone advise whether simple acro is a possibility? Thank you in advance for any responses! Staunch
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