Discussion in 'AUS/NZ General Discussion' started by Steve L, Feb 11, 2016.
Could be very valuable to a owner of a certificated model
Jetjr said "Camit have plenty of hours including hundreds of solid lifter Jabiru engines in service and on second lives" in post 110.
That is what I was alluding to. We can hardly say that those Jab engines which were built by Camit and didn't fail can be added to Camit engines to prove their superior safety record.
I really don't know what camits record is i havn't heard of any failures and am sad that they are no longer in business. I am also sad that Jab engines have such a bad reputation, especially when I have one that performs very well. I really don't see that Jabs record is so bad, but it has been well and truly maligned by knockers and CASA.
Jab engines suit the Corby where it's moving along quite briskly. Its probably a little overpowered which is nice. Nev
So you are saying that Jab engines are good based on your single engine? Going by that Cammit only needed to produce one engine with no problems to be just as good?
As Nev has said your Corby being small & fast does not work the engine hard and cools it well. Hardly representative of your common Jab engine working enviroment.
No Mick I am saying that Camit cannot claim that their engines are good because they built a lot of Jab engines that havn't failed. I am sure Ian Bent would never have made that claim.
The mention of my own engine was just an aside.
Camit never made the claim. Reality is they did make hundreds of similar engines and after Jabiru went a different course they fixed a few things
What badge on the outside doesn't change the fact solid lifter engines were pretty good and had more flight time than many others including new Gen 4 Jabiru.
We all want 10,000 fault free test hours but few small volume builders can afford it. R&D and test hours combine. Fast release to market makes early adopters the test mules.
draft manual on the web
Lots of changes there both parts and methods
http://jabiru.net.au/Manuals/Engine/JEM0004-1_2210-3310 manual DRAFT VERSION FOR WEB (24.01.17).pdf
Add me to Yenn's experience. Now it's not a single good engine but 2 out of 2 for those old solid-lifter engines anyway....now 2 out of 2 is 100% don't you agree Mick.
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