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Rotax’s service bulletin on carburettor

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Hoare Dec 12, 2020. 8 Replies

Just for all Rotax owners a new bulletin came out yesterday …Continue

Replacement bungge

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barry. Gartshore Feb 25, 2019. 25 Replies

I see in the latest video that Zenith have come up with a new nose wheel system apparently all aircraft at Oshkosh have them installed and will soon be released to the public.Can some one please take…Continue

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For those that might be interested CAMit claims to have solved a lot of the problems of the jabiru engines and it not restricted by cassas notice.Well worth a look as they have no ties with Jabiru.Continue


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...just got to sit back and wait for kit to arrive, time to make benches etc to build on now.

Posted on December 9, 2011 at 6:00am 0 Comments

Thanks for that...  just got to sit back and wait for kit to arrive, time to make benches etc to build on now.

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At 4:36am on June 8, 2013, Paul Poulsen said…

Hi Chris,

Thanks for the reply. I am still without a kit as we are building a house soon. But, once that is up I will get a loan and get everything in one hit. The O-235 is a good engine with heaps of power and you will have more horses at cruise than the O-200 or Rotax, so you will never over strain it, she is just a bit thirstier. I have decided to stay on the GA route, at least until RA-Aus travels there path. Joining the SAAA is a great idea the local chapter here is at YSEN so it is very close.

Have a good one


At 7:38pm on March 15, 2013, Paul Poulsen said…

Hi Chris,

How is the project going?

Did you decide to go GA or RA-Aus?

What engine are you intending/are running in her?

After all the mess with the current executive in RA-Aus I will be building under GA rules (a lot more work most inspections which I was going to have anyway) and probably go the O-200 engine as the Rotax is not certified but that is a while away yet. I need to get onto Allan again and get things organised as the last 18 months have been interesting.

I am not sure when the fly in is on at Bussellton but hopefully we can catch up for a chin wag at some stage.

I hope that you are going ok.

All the best


At 10:23pm on April 20, 2012, Allan Ronk said…


It was good to have the fly in the 750 - glad there were no surprises!  How is your build going and if it suits I would like to catch up with you sometime and look at the kit etc.

Rotec went well and I am continuing down that path.


At 8:52pm on March 5, 2012, Allan Ronk said…


I will be away for a week or so - is there anyone that you know who is flying the 701 in the state - I assume there are no 750s here.


At 9:41pm on February 29, 2012, Allan Ronk said…

I am over near Pemberton.

At 9:29pm on February 29, 2012, Allan Ronk said…

Hi Chris,

Getting lost here with all the message trail changes......? 

Not sure about your engine weights - needs more research.  Andre seems to have gone further down the path at this stage.

No - not yet into a build - intense research phase - which takes time.  I would like to get it all together and then hit a solid fulltime build phase.

are you building an edition 2 and are you going via the SAAA (diff weight limit) or the RAAA?

My experience includes a C182 and the a Taylorcraft F21B on which I did a lot of supervised work/maintenance.  Actually assembled the Taylorcraft out of the container when it got here from the states.

Always been interested in stohls and the development over the last 20-30 years has changed the scene a lot. The only other way is helicopter but I cant see any way of acheiving it financially before I get too old!!

The 750 looks like the only stohl aircraft that meets my criteria, side by side also means better load distribution, reliable air frame, load limits have come up over the years to make them now more useful, many aircraft in service now of the type or very similar, etc.  Engine is going to be very important hence all this.

Also keen to utilise CS prop for both short field and slow speed "cruise" say 50 knots (avoid the loafing engine problem) - engines, I think, last and work better with an "appropriate" load - only way to vary the load is a CSU.  That now adds weight and CoG changes............more figuring....

Also note there are not many suitable elect CS units, ESPECIALLY, for a direct drive such as the Lyc 0-233 - direct drives are much more stressful on a CS unit - power pulses I presume.

....and so on!

Anyhow, its not if, its when...

Going to fly Allan Bartons 750 over east in a few weeks or so and then also go and see the Rotec guys.


At 5:00pm on December 16, 2011, Paul Poulsen said…

Gidday matey,

I am down the south of Perth (Baldivis) for the moment. Just moved to WA four weeks ago so still getting used to the place. 

Good luck with the kit and if you need a hand give me a yell.

All the best


At 7:06pm on December 5, 2011, Bill Carter said…

Welcome to the family.

I wish you the all the best with your project. If you ever get the chance to visit the Zenith factory please take the time to stop by our builder assist facility too. We are their newest and nearest builder assist facility and like to have visitors. We are right here in Mexico, Mo., not far from the factory.

Take care and good luck,

Bill Carter

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At 5:04am on December 5, 2011, Phill Barnes said…

Welcome fellow Sandgroper and happy building.


Phill Barnes (Qld but also a Sandgroper)


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