Anyone have an Ivoprop in flight adjustable pitch on there Jabiru? 

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I was hoping you would get some response, looks like a cool solution.

If you install one, please let us know how it improves performance. Seems like you could improve both climb and cruise performance since the fixed pitch is usually a compromise. What prop are you flying with now?

I am also interested to see other responses.  I am installing 3300 this fall and was planning on just purchasing the prop and spinner from Arion.  However a flight adjustable prop would be very interesting....

Unfortunately an inflight adjustable pitch prop under pilot control makes a Zenith plane ineligible for LSA under the U.S. regulations (and hence ineligible for operation by Sport Pilots). Probably why you don't see the combination on many Zenith aircraft.

True, but BasicMed makes Sport Pilot almost unnecessary. 

Unfortunately that option is not open to me. I haven't held a 3rd class since the 80s, so I'd be required to get a new one. I broke my back several years ago and was on narcotic pain medication for quite some time. With the implant of a pain pump early this year, I no longer take oral pain killers. I have no sedating or other adverse affects from the pain pump. In fact, I have no effects at all other than less pain. It it wasn't for the lump where they implanted it, I wouldn't even realize I have one. So although there should be no reason I couldn't get a new 3rd class, it's a risk I'm not really willing to take. All it takes is one denial, and I'm forever prohibited from flying under any circumstance, including under BasicMed and Sport Pilot.


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