Chris Sinfield
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Ordering a Jab 3300 Gen 4

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Simmons Jun 20. 6 Replies

Rotax engine mount

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Jackson Jun 7, 2020. 2 Replies

Gen 4 3300 in Jab USA fwf cowls

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Nichols Sep 13, 2019. 2 Replies


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Ordering a Jab 3300 Gen 4

Hi GangAbout to order a Gen 4 3300 for my XLB and have a few Q.It states Please note that the Gen 4 engine cannot use tacho tabs. Please order a Tacho Hall Effect kit if an EMS is not installed.  Now I will be using a Grand Rapids EIS so do I need to order a Tacho Hall Effect? or is an EIS classed as an EMS?Which is better the Tractor single or duel and straight exhaust pipes? For those that may have been before me, someone said the Ram Air ducts on the Gen 4 are larger and that the XLB/650 Jab…See More
Jun 4
Stephen Bradley left a comment for Chris Sinfield
"Hi Chris, I just saw your welcome message on my profile. It was great meeting you too! We obviously share all the same interests!  I'll give you call next time im passing through Richmond and see if I can come check out your plane! Steve"
Mar 6, 2020
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Rotax engine mount

Hi a mate brought a 601 XL with an 912 fitted. he has since found that the Engine mount has been modified and lengthened. He did not get an Engine mount drawing. Where can I tell him to get one as my plans set for my XL has everyother engine mount but the 912?Chris..See More
Feb 27, 2020
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Gen 4 3300 in Jab USA fwf cowls

gang I brought a fwf kit from Pete K a few years back. With the Gen 4 3300 larger aluminium heads Will it still fit inside the old cowl? Chris.See More
Aug 28, 2019

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XL center spar removal

Posted on January 17, 2010 at 12:34am 3 Comments

Hi All
just removed my center spar and had to remove one of the rear spar uprights to get the spar out. Has anyone removed the spar by just removing the 2 FWD spar uprights and how did you do it for the benifit of others?

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At 7:02am on June 18, 2021, Michael Mccarthy said…


My name is Mr. Michael Mccarthy, I have contacted you before without any response from you. Please replied if you receive this message. I have something very important to discuss with you, I have a vital information to give you. Could you please get back to me on ( ) for full details.

Michael Mccarthy.

At 12:34am on March 6, 2020, Stephen Bradley said…

Hi Chris, I just saw your welcome message on my profile. It was great meeting you too! We obviously share all the same interests! 

I'll give you call next time im passing through Richmond and see if I can come check out your plane!


At 4:28pm on October 6, 2019, Joe Hopwood said…

Just saw your request.  Hope you didn't send a long time ago!

At 10:13pm on May 27, 2016, Richard John Sugden said…

He's very helpful, I'm currently getting in his way as he assembles a cruzer, learning heaps.

I also know Richmond very well of course. I can remember as a small kid wandering the base which had wonderful a/c parked everywhere, gooney birds each with "very savage" (I was told) German Shepherd dog tied to it. Mustangs and all sorts.

regards Richard

At 7:53am on July 26, 2014, Mirko said…

Hello Chris. Are we flying wththe birds yet?

At 10:24pm on June 27, 2013, Raymond Woods said…

Hi Chris, I have had 3 months off with a broken collar bone but just started back.

About to close up the second wing then will get back to the fuse with a little help from my son when he comes down, he is a Airbus engineer.

Regards Ray

At 2:33am on June 22, 2013, Christopher barker said…

Hi Chris,

I know of one in SA at Goolawa, about 400km from Port Augusta. His 601 XLB is flying. have email him a few times, think he works away, long time between email. I have also been giving Allan at Bendigo a hard time.I have the wings, tail ,fuel system,control system ordered and pay for before the Aust dollar crashed, still cost $220 more. but will cost a lot more for fuselage, if Aust dollar stays were it is. one can only hope the green back falls 10c. We will see, regaurds chris B.


At 2:43pm on March 13, 2013, Russell Bell said…

Hi am in the states at the min hows it going will  be here for another month  do you need anything while Iam here I have all the time in the world I have an order at spruce  which I will smuggle back in my bags there isn't anything on while I  am here fun in the sun is on the week after we leave so this is going to be a cheap holiday and I don't need much to finish the plane  anyway let me knowif you need anything regards Russ

At 9:27am on October 10, 2012, guido meens said…
Hi Chris yes i bought another 601 XLB from Dave Graham 19-5466 jab 3300 engine After the sale of my first XL i had a spell for about 12 months and then bought an Alegro 2000 Sorry to say the worst mistake i ever made I flew one here in Busselton and tought i liked it and got one from Qeensland but quickly found out that it was not what i wanted I sold it and had a break but could not forget my first XL flipping through the ra aus magazine i came across 19-5466 and the rest is history so to say. i just love it, having flown several others they are hard to beat and i always enjoy it every time i take it out. So there is your answer Hope all is well with you ...are you still flying an XL ?? Regards Guido
At 6:57am on June 25, 2012, Russell Bell said…


One other thing Chris can you ask around any one that you might know that has a

0-200 continental I need to find out what will fit under the cowl zenit want $1650 for the system and I don’t even think its stainless let me know mate also will you be going to Bendigo later in the year I hope to be there with my 601 talk soon Russ


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