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Dual throttle control for Rotax engines

Posted on April 23, 2011 at 6:45am 6 Comments

I was just perusing the Aircraft Spruce website and came across this throttle control that I had not seen before. Forgive the post if all you Rotax guys allready know about it but here it is just in case.


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Jabiru Tips & Tech

Posted on October 16, 2009 at 5:46pm 11 Comments

This blog is for all helpful information regarding install, operation, preventative and general maintaining, upgrades and any information to assist our engines to be the best that they can be.

Please ask any questions directly to the person who posted the info but please post any new info arrising from your discussions. This request is designed purely to make it easier to browse information without having to wade through general… Continue

So long Gary. RIP

Posted on June 26, 2009 at 7:27am 0 Comments

For all that are interested, this is the final report from the ATSB regarding the loss of Gary Sweetnam, the Aussie Zenith agent and his 601xl demo plane.

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At 6:44pm on April 5, 2014, Brian C Green said…

Hi Phil,

Brian from Launceston - 0427 807 283


I have the tail feathers kit for a 650B.


I haven't started yet, my wife is in hospital.  Hope to get into it soon






At 2:37pm on April 1, 2014, James Burbury said…

Hi Phill, good to hear from another builder.


At 10:29pm on February 19, 2013, Don Jensen said…

we live in Cloyna (murgon) and have our own strip, we are going to Noosa and coming back Friday morning - mobile number is 0427 475509  if you happen to be available - other wise some other time     Don Jensen


At 7:40am on June 25, 2012, Frederick Schutt said…

Hi Phil

Looking forward to the wing trolley info.


Thanks Fred

At 6:57am on June 12, 2012, Frederick Schutt said…

Hi Phil

Have followed your progress - sorry to hear you won't get to complete your plane.

I am interested in your idea for the wing installation trolley as I am doing all my own work.

Could you send me info or plans to me?  I wpould appreciate it.

Thanks- Fred Schutt - Aspers, Pa 17304 USA  email

At 5:10am on June 1, 2012, rob foster said…
thanks for the offer phil, one of the reasons i am building is i cant afford to buy a completed aircraft. i also need a challenging project to keep me sane for the next few years. life has taught me lately i need to take some time out for my minds health. cheers mate. rob
At 8:27am on March 24, 2012, Jake Reyna said…

Phill, the seat bottom modification will be easier to upholster, but I'm sure my seats will not match yours in style. I've started working on version 2, but will be satisfied with comfort.

At 1:51pm on February 21, 2012, Tim Sutton said…

Hey Phil,  Sorry still set on a Corvair at the moment, hope you have luck in finding a new owner for yours though...

At 11:36pm on January 23, 2012, Normand Lambert said…

Hi Phil,

I only wish there would be an easier way to make that scoop...Didn't find one yet so...

Got to get my hands dirty... again.



At 12:28pm on January 17, 2012, Paul Sanders said…

Phil, Thanks for the cutter recommendation. Just curious what chuck size it requires, my biggest problem seems to be finding something that will fit into a 3/8" drill, everything seems to be 1/2".


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