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  1. Thanks to both of you I am now more satisfied that this is a good idea! it was the fact that I built a XL and found that was comfortable so reluctance to change showed its head but I have no choice as the kit is only for adjustable! cheers rod
  2. Has anyone fitted adjustable seats in the S series? If so a comment on its effectiveness and build would be appreciated.
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    Rotax 912

    Thanks guys it’s just what I wanted to hear having had twoULS and no problems it makes a lot of sense. Yes I bought the twin throttle cable from aircraft spruce back in 2011 on the first Sav XL wouldn’t use anything else cannot understand why ICP continue with that horrible setup. Cheers
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    Rotax 912

    Building my second Savannah this being a S series question what model of the Rotax 912 is everyone buying using comments on carby versus injection would be app ?
  5. That's the idea maybe someone to manufacture a clear piece with the concave form. Could use a hole either round or semi round with the piece slightly larger circumference and have a couple of snap in levers to hold in place.
  6. Maybe consider a smaller window opening than the first post with similar mechanics , problem you would have a hinge in the top section of the door that would be visible continuously something about the size of a iPad mini not sure how well the hinge would cooperate with that small curve. I fly with door removed for any specific photo shoots as we don't do it that often.
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    Savannah battery

    Thanks fellas that will give me something to chase ,have been using the one that came in the kit about 6yrs ago! Still working "but"
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    Savannah battery

    wondering what type and manufacturer of battery most are using buying here in oz for the Sav 912 Rotax
  9. We have a similar problem in and around port Lincoln 128.0 with coffin bay now not on map requiring all aircraft in and out of Coffin bay on area freq combined with many local strips in between. This is now causing radio silence whereas 126.7 we all communicated without fear of near miss incidents. We don't want to be transmitting on area as the jet jocks above are busy enough with pos reporting for entry to Adelaide . So fix the stuff-up!
  10. Yes as you say the wood looks the part but it was too fine and have tried to tickle it up a bit more coarse then had a good time balancing , just got too hard and I thought the the VP prop didn't look too bad certainly works much better,was advised the the 76" was too big for the 912 and the 74 " was at its limit for performance, not being a prop builder I cannot argue .
  11. Built from a Fisher kit R-80 tiger moth replica have just completed the 25hrs testing all good changed prop from the wood 76" to a composite ground adjustable 74" made a hellava diff in performance now 70kts at 5200rpm Rotax 912uls.
  12. From Univar aircraft corp USA part no U0450279 check out there site lots of small spinners for Cessna This was just called " small Cessna spinner" Cheers
  13. Have it all sorted thanks to all
  14. You all know the deal,ask the cops, it's their theatre.
  15. I was there and spoke to the pilot, it was NOT the fault of the engine or the aircraft.
  16. does anyone know of a repair establishment that would or could check a JPI 450 fuel scan instrument in OZ before sending back to USA . It works ok while fuel flowing through it however will not hold memory and brings up a 2047 litre used fig on most start ups ,this doesn't change on usage! Bit of a queer one any ideas? Rod
  17. Would you be flying without them, give them ago , casa would have your arse by now , maybe on the floor for good
  18. Replace all the plugs preferably iridium almost sure you won't get a miss on full power until they get clogged will prove carby needs adjusting ,I've been there, only missed on full power climb soon as you throttle back to cruise runs as sweet as pie! Rod
  19. Cheers guys, using the two out of one throttle made for rotax from aircraft spruce they are great for keeping equal movement however as you all mentioned the carby balance, I remember removing one of the carby throttle springs to reduce the full power pull on the throttle and checking this while stopped in different throttle settings found to be equal , maybe not while running so will replace the spring and test. Also the mag test on the Savannah 912 at all revs shows no difference, but this one does only as I mentioned at under 3000 rpm maybe a newer electrical format in the ignition syst
  20. Thanks Scott the soft start was wired and works a treat, having a Savannah with 912 I have just wired that one too and makes starting a breeze, the Savannah has done 360hrs and I have not had yo touch it , this one is in a replica tiger moth but I may not be so lucky and wondered if anyone has had to replace the ignition coils sensors as the mag checks are telling me that all is not well however at high rpm you wouldn't know! The vibration wasn't there on earlier runs but seems to be progressing so I guess it could be carby balance I haven't checked that as yet,thanks
  21. Would app some thoughts on 3 issues I have on a new 912 ULS with 6.5 hrs TT. First one is that on a mag check I get a miss and fart on one mag under 3000 revs however on throttling up it disappears ! Secondly on checking plugs I find that both plugs in no1 and no2 are both extremely black and nos 3 and 4 are nice and grey! Thirdly at 6hrs I can now feel a small vibration throughout the full rev range wasn't there at the start , checked prop all good. I would assume that one of the ignition sensors maybe failing but not sure? also the richness of the front cyl indicates that the c
  22. Just wondered if the engine sold,about to do the same but the whole motor fitted with Rotec heads
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