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  1. I agree with the KISS design, but I am amazed at the success of the distinctly non KISS Rotax. Just look at the installation, it is a maze of pipes and extra bits all over the place, but there is no doubt that it works and works well. Look at a Lycoming or Jabiru and you can immediately see what each bit does, but the question is which works best? I have been involved with spark ignition engines for many years and still like to see simplicity.
  2. I thought it was about time that we found out more about this piece of equipment, so I phoned Jabiru. I was put on hold while the receptionist found someone who knew about it. That took a couple of minutes or so. Then Daniel came on the phone. He didn't seem to know much, said it is still being developed and works of an EMS such as Dynon. Inputs are EGT, RPM, MP. etc. Cost still to be decided, so I didn't bother putting in an order for one. I did think it was most likely an April fools joke, but if so they are taking it a bit far. I use a Jab engine and so far am happy with it, but this doesn't inspire confidence in Jabiru. The whole premise appears to be off. If the carbie is so bad that it needs a control like this, it would surely be better to use a different method of getting the mixture to the engine. Maybe I should have asked to talk to Rod or his daughter who is now the boss.
  3. If you really don't think RAAus should give your details to airport owners and that is illegal, you are not going to get anything done about it on this forum. I suggest that you talk to RAAus and if not happy, then you can pursue it through the courts. A group of you could do this together, there must be about a dozen or so who give the impression that it is a very serious matter.
  4. Go back to the starting point of this forum for what I think. I haven't talked to Jabiru, but I think the April 1 theory could be correct. Spacesailer. How do you fly at 100mmph? Surely micro miles per hour is too slow to support flight
  5. Flying The Edge is a good basic flying textbook. By Brian Mc Allister and it has nothing to do with flying the aircraft called the Edge. Just about flying at low speed and the edge of the envelope. Chickenhawk, a book about Vietnam and military flying is a good read.
  6. I knew I was correct. I saw and heard them. Back in the good old days I used to go to Ryde in the Isle of Wight on a steam paddle steamer. The engine room looked wonderful to a young bloke like me, much nicer than the other ferry which went to Cowes, it was a screw driven ship, not sure if it was coal or oil fired.
  7. Before you replace the screw, just give all the wires a bit of a twist, so that the joint is disturbed, then see if you still have the problem. No problem means that there was corrosion, causing a poor connection. That cold tell you if you have solved it and you can then go about putting in a better connection.
  8. Ekranoplane was another name for them. The hovercraft has a skirt and relies on high air pressure within the confines of the skirt to lift the body of the vessel. they used them years ago in England for cross channel ferries. I don't know what the fuel consumption was, but the noise was horrendous. A friend of mine worked on the Cairns vessels and I believe he has the design rights, but nothing ever came from them.
  9. I think after reading all the above that nomadpete could have the answer. In my experience if there is ever an unusual fault in a 12V DC system, there is a good chance that there is a poor ground connection somewhere.
  10. I have looked quickly at Aircraft Spruce catalogue and didn’t see that number. Why not try Lord themselves? Failing that any manufacturer who uses Rotax engines.
  11. So Rod fooled us, but was it April 1st? Concerning Rodds Bay. It is YIVG, but as they say, that is so we don’t mistake it for the body of water, miles away. Funny that Rodds Bay is closer on the chart than YIVG. I have told Airservices that Miriam Vale is no longer an. Airstrip, since it was planted to eucalyptus forest. Should I also tell them that Facing Island would be a bit wet, or that Agnes Water is not quite as high as they say it is. The whole setup inspires ridicule rather than confidence. All caused in my opinion by CASA wanting us to use area frequency, rather than 126.7 which Airservices didn’t want as it put more load on their radio use. Personally I think using area was the safer option so I need to juggle 3 frequencies on my climb out, or approach.
  12. I was there a few years ago and was amazed at the difference from the sixties when I flew in and out. It was mor like a graveyard than the busiest GA airport I knew.
  13. My doubts are the injection of air could result in detonation on take off if the fail safe fails. The standard of construction doesn’t inspire confidence, those screws standing proud look amateurish to me. I haven’t been game to look for a price,but I bet it will be several hundred dollars. There was someone in the USA modifying the standard carries to give manual control
  14. Jabiru emailed me today touting their new mixture control. They have a you best electronic gadget that will inject air into each inlet manifold to ensure the mixture is correct for all stages of flight. It is fail safe they say. Given that Jabiru have used the supposedly automatic mixture control carbide for years, are they saying that the carbide is not efficient, or not reliable? Either way I would rather replace the carbide with the injector produced for Stones.
  15. Jabiru emailed me today touting their new mixture control. They have a you best electronic gadget that will inject air into each inlet manifold to ensure the mixture is correct for all stages of flight. It is fail safe they say. Given that Jabiru have used the supposedly automatic mixture control carbide for years, are they saying that the carbide is not efficient, or not reliable? Either way I would rather replace the carbide with the injector produced for Stones.
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