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hi every one ,

 

been a while since I posted ,

 

the day before I was off to austfly

 

I got the dreaded flu that lasted for 6 weeks and then at Xmas igot another does , on top of a long hot summer in the flinders, and then I decided to make another v/stab , and now I'm ready again to hit the sky's ,

 

we are building an office in the hanger to house our new 3d printer , (15cubic ins.)we'll be able to make moulds and plastic parts for the avocet

 

I need to go and do some flying with an instructor , not quite current .

 

any way, I've been following the forum , some informative stuff .

 

cheers Mike Sharples

 

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image.jpg.2a33990cecfd76de07f01e1e6a4d8d4f.jpg I was looking to donate to the forum ,

 

but couldn't find the right button ???

 

help . I had fun building the the new v/stab onto the existing fin post , but all came good . used the moulds to jig everything in place .

 

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Hi there Avocet, I'm keen to hear how the injected, liquid cooled head jab 3300 is performing. I think you could be on a winner there. What sort of prop and pitch etc?

 

 

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Hi there Avocet, I'm keen to hear how the injected, liquid cooled head jab 3300 is performing. I think you could be on a winner there. What sort of prop and pitch etc?

the LCH& the multipoint work exceptionally good combined

with 62"x54" pitch prop.

 

it's a much smoother running & idl.,a good temp. spread and a oil temp thermostat keeps the oil at 80 deg

 

heads /water temp 95/100deg. works we'll on the pusher set up .

 

cheers mike

 

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Looks great, very inspiring, I might start with the SDS injection and go from there:chuffed:

if you add the LCH to the SDS the extra current load with the water pump ect , ,7ampdraw, required a 30amp alt (on vac pump drive) .weight starts to creep up .

cheers mike

 

 

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That jab modified might do the job but it's starting to look like a Plumber's nightmare. Nev

The plumbers nightmare (my nightmare by the way ) is being redesigned as we speak ,

T he Crome Molly mount will go all the way down to the roof ,and the turret cowls will screw off , making better access . another big mod !!

 

you know , rod stiff told me , it never ends. !!!

 

Mike

 

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Hi there Mike. Good to hear from you. I am still flying my Jabiru powered VP1 at Port Augusta.

 

Going OK but having a bit of trouble getting spares for the 1600 Jab engine. Would like to fit a 2.2 if I could get a a cheap run out unit suitable for a general rebuild.

 

Would be a lot easier to maintain and perform better.

 

must try and catch up with you one day.

 

Cheers

 

Ron Dunn

 

Port Pirie.

 

 

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I know everything there is to know about electricity.

 

Electricity is SMOKE.

 

When the smoke stops there is no electricity.

 

Joseph LUCAS taught me this.

 

"King of the Road" but later AKA The Prince of Darkness

 

Nev

 

 

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I know everything there is to know about electricity.

Electricity is SMOKE.

 

When the smoke stops there is no electricity.

 

Joseph LUCAS taught me this.

 

"King of the Road" but later AKA The Prince of Darkness

 

Nev

That's why I paid a professional avionics guy a Lot of money to do it right the first time !!

All jokes aside , it doesn't have lipol

 

Mike

 

 

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Hi there Mike. Good to hear from you. I am still flying my Jabiru powered VP1 at Port Augusta.Going OK but having a bit of trouble getting spares for the 1600 Jab engine. Would like to fit a 2.2 if I could get a a cheap run out unit suitable for a general rebuild.

Would be a lot easier to maintain and perform better.

 

must try and catch up with you one day.

 

Cheers

 

Ron Dunn

 

Port Pirie.

Hi Ron , how are you going .

Might pay to ring jabiru , that's how I got my 3300 . It had 770 hours for $ 7000 ran it for 50 hrs then 0 hour ed it

 

I was surprised , as well as jabiru at how good it was inside . X flying school

 

Cost $1200 to rebuild at the factory .

 

Plus the LCH

 

Mike

 

 

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Finances don't run to a 2.2 in any condition so have to plug away with the 1600. But I did ring Jabiru and spoke to rod Stiff.

 

A bit of luck here as he has very kindly GIVEN me a complete 1600 that they exchanged for a 2.2 some years ago and sealed it up in a box so with any luck I will be able to make up another engine.

 

At the very least I should have a source of parts for some time. and all for the cost of 148 dollars for freight.

 

Cheers

 

Ron

 

 

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We had a lot of dealings with Jabaru when we ran several LSA aircraft in our school here at Port Pirie several years ago.

 

Always got on well with Rod,Phil and Don plus their staff. That,s not to say we did not have a lot of trouble but keeping it on a friendly footing seems to have paid off a bit.

 

Cheers

 

Ron

 

 

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I know everything there is to know about electricity.

Electricity is SMOKE.

 

Joseph LUCAS taught me this.

 

"King of the Road" but later AKA The Prince of Darkness

 

Nev

I was learned the way it is..........."if ya let the smoke OUT It's stuffed!"

 

 

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