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  1. Red

    Jab engines

    Should I close the Jab Engines group?, it seems to be superflous with 99% of activity in this thread. Probably better to keep all the info in one place....what you think?
  2. Hello Bruce, I'm a newcomer to Jabs, but have a lot of time on Rotax 912 which uses same carbs I tend to view Hoses as an 'on condition' component carb overhaul for the bings If I havn't touched them in 5 years then I will take apart and replace anything needed )Diaphragms I change regardless of how they look). Carb Socket I will also change if it has lasted 5 years (in my experience some can go bad much sooner) I use only Ethanol free fuel, if using fuel with Ethanol id be looking very regularly at my hoses and carb floats Jabiru Fuel pump is a bit of an unknown to me right now
  3. Such a shame these projects ended up in the hands of Walter Mitty
  4. Flightrite I am running Iridium plugs in a 2200. I fitted them as I was changing to resistor plugs to tackle some interference and decided to use Iridium resistor plugs to counter possible harder starting due to extra resistance They seem to be performing well with easy starts
  5. I use Yuasa Batteries on my microlights and motorcycles, they don't claim wonders but they do what it says on the tin and are realisticly priced, never had a duff one not surprising really given their experience at making the things
  6. Can't find anything about the LAA Jab course, got a Link or other reference mate?, Id be interested in attending.
  7. Red, No I don't deal in truck parts. Before I retired I was dealing in aircraft hardware. Now the only hardware I deal in are nails and wood glue :oh yeah:
    1. Red


      Aah, sorry mate it was the name thought there couldn't possibly be 2 people using that handle but apparenty there is. all the best, Red
    2. old man emu

      old man emu

      You are not thinking of this mob [URL="https://oldmanemu.com.au/"]ARB Old Man Emu 4X4 Suspension[/URL] are you?
    3. Red


      Yes I was
  8. Brinky, I have similar safety straps on my bungee gear and also they seem completely inadequate...in fact http://www.lightaircraftassociation.co.uk/2015/Magazine/Oct/safety_spot.pdf though tbh the strap does seem heavier gauge than the one in the OP
  9. "I've read that Rotax carbs are not clamped to their rubbers so that they are dislodged by wild engine vibrations, automatically cutting off their fuel. " Koreelah, Rotax Carbs fit to their boots exactly the same as a jab carb, if it had no clamp it would get thrown off every start they do get thrown off sometimes, I've had it happen, but that is only because of the very violent shakes they sometimes exhibit with bad starts on a cold unbalanced engine installation with no airbox supporting the intake end of the carb as in Skyrangers etc
  10. Same problem with Hydrogen, the tanks would have to be huge and heavy, not viable for aircraft
  11. Nobody in here for a while so I'll just give that last thing an ID via Google: Sigma 5 Nice looking thing, but I remain hugely sceptical about so called flying cars. Have a go at this:
  12. I wonder if the 32mm Bing as fitted to very early Jab Engines might do better at altitude? anyone still have the smaller Carby fitted?
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