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Herm

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  1. I do thank all those that offered advice in my problem. I was wanting some simple advice from those that had had these problems. This is why I don't post very often... they always end up in some sort of mess. I also did post in my original post the following: Looking for information from those with knowledge in this area rather than opinions.! Seems I may have got more than I asked for LOL. Just to add to this matter of adding a cold start kit. Did you know Dafydd that this kit is sold by the Jabiru Factory.. The people that make the aircraft... I will contact them about this option..
  2. Thanks Frank. I will look that batt up today. I will also look at the cold start kit. Mick who replied to my post also has had lots of experience in this area and has offered to assist. I will go and have a chat with him also to get his ideas. I have always been aware of this problem with the 2.2 Jab and also my Brother In Laws Morgan. He has had some smaller issues on very cold mornings.... Just saw that site that I have posted a link to on my original post, about these so called super dooper special LiPo style batts that are supposed to be able to charge from normal charging systems.. Have a
  3. Having the usual starting troubles with my Jab. Purchased an ave battery for it and it is clear it is not good enough. I have been looking at these lipo style bats that can be charged using the existing charge system. Can even be used in cars. http://www.superstart.com.au/tabid/108/bid/15/Products/SSBPowerSportLithium.aspx These batts seem to be more stable than normal lipo's... I am guessing they are along the lines of LiFe which I have used in other applications with great results and high AMPS . Not sure if others have tried these or what others have used to get better starting resul
  4. Spoke with one of the local boys today as I fly in that area. Wanted to find out who may have been involved, and was concerned it may have been one of our local club members. This information I have not been able to find out. Very Very sad to think that two people today lost their lives doing what we all love to do, and have left family members in a very sad way.. I can help with information that was passed on to me that indicates that one wing was found a large distance away from the impact site. The weather this morning was very still and calm, but with very low cloud and fog. Being that
  5. Wormhole... Chat to Morgan Freeman, He knows all about them
  6. Thanks for you point of view Turbs.. Be assured if nothing else, I am we'll aware of what I said or at least what I was trying to impart. Not that I am not seeing your point of view, but I still have trouble piling all the problems into one box and then some suggesting that all jab motors are rubber band dead weights. That's where the numbers game come into play really. More jab issues the more it becomes all jabs etc etc.. Could spin this for hours. It seems that some points of my comments are latched onto and others that are descriptive to the comment are ignored? Anyway as a rocket scien
  7. Sorry David.. I did not dissagree with improving saftey on the Jab motors either as this post seems to ref my earlyer comments.. I just get frustrated with the way people seem to go about it.. and these sorts of comments just fire people up: problems surrounding the rubber band powered dead weight AKA Jab engine - and was told by a senior RAAus exec - 'nothing because if we ground them... thanks also Merv for your take on this.. I somtimes think that I must write in another language and the the convertor is messing up my message. I simply agree that some of the Jabiru engines have had iss
  8. To some level Maj I agree with your statement. However it's also a numbers game... Lot and Lots of Jabs flying so it's fair to assume that they will be involved in more accidents.. That being said I am not in anyway suggesting that there are no problems as in all my last posts. Impact on others is somewhat difficult to access really. It would be fair to assume that any other brand of aircraft flow in the same numbers may or may not have the same rate of problems. However they would have more problems overall than the lesser numbers of other aircraft flying... If me were to measure impact, it
  9. You could all band together (those that want to save our lives) and have all those Jabirus grounded. Won't matter about the Jab owners that are happy with thier choice objecting. After all we will all understand that you are just trying to do what's best for us ( thank you!).. We could donate our aircraft to all the Mac Donald's stores for the kids to play in. Then you could help find a locally built cost effective trainer to help teach all those new young people wanting to learn.. Something like a ... Ah....hmmmm can't think of one. Then we could rename the site wreck reational flyers and
  10. Why do you and your friend seemed so concerned about what others choose to fly or use as powerplants? Not that I don't have my concerns with some Jab motors, but really! Your going to tell the RaAus? The way I see it is that I fly a recreational aircraft and I started flying in what seems to be what you are currently flying. When I started I understood that I flew in an unreliable 2stroke motor and flew in a manner with that in mind. We were very limited in what we could do. Just keep pushing your opinions in this manner and you might find in time that your open air cloth and tube 2 stroke ult
  11. Well in my case my SK Jabiru was set to its original design weight at 344KG. This is far too light and with two ave passengers and a full tank of fuel puts me over weight. I first reg my aircraft last year and contacted Jabiru about the design limits of the aircraft. As long as your weight does not place the aircrafts stall limits above that allowed and the airframe is designed to take it, you can apply for a weight increase. I had to change the aircraft manual to reflect the changes and submit the weight and balance formulas to Jabiru and the RAUS. I Also had to have my cockpit placards chang
  12. GPS hasn't worked for me, I've been lost most of my life. Need a trip to India.
  13. This subject has been covered well before on this forum. It seems the rules are not always as clear as one might expect. How many times have you spoken to one CASA rep about something only to bbe told different by another? Then interpretation steps in. I think thier was a change to the CAO on this matter in 2011 due to interpretation problems that seem to have achieved little. Here is a past post that is somewhat interesting and gives another's interpretation on the subject... The requirements for entry into controlled airspace are clearly defined in CAO 95.55. A copy of which is enclosed
  14. Yep I guess my wording was not the best .. This is more what I was attempting to suggest: Various requirements are applied to the flight of recreational aeroplanes in controlled airspace. One such requirement relates to the engine which must have either a Type Certificate, a Type Approval Certificate or is of a type that has been approved by the CASA as being appropriate for use in controlled airspace. The latter is usually applied to non-Type Certificated engines that display a proven history of reliability; it is the most common Australian means of meeting the engine approval requirement
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