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  2. brasov

    Hoffmann Propeller

    I sent 1st run Hoffman prop to Aviation Propeller in Fl. The overhaul quote was $8,200.00
  3. Kmotexas

    Carbon fiber panel

    Electro air EA-1300 / I modeled the instruments in SW and inserted a picture of the instrument .
  4. Norm

    Carbon fiber panel

    Where did you find the models for the gauges?
  5. Andrew

    Carbon fiber panel

    Thanks in the process of generating the engineering to replace with a 100hp Rotax so will need to update the panel shortly. where did you get that nice ignition switch panel from
  6. Kmotexas

    Carbon fiber panel

    The File is still in REV status. When done I will post the design. just found out you own a 109 too......... material is aviation approved carbon fiber. About $900 included cutting ( without markings ) markings silkscreen about $300 ipad support ( 3D printed $80 each ) All engine instruments UMA ( set about $3500) redesign to your spec $ 50 per instrument . SolidWorks2018 is required to redesign. Klaus klaus
  7. Kmotexas

    Carbon fiber panel

    The File is still in REV status. When done I will post the design. klaus
  8. Andrew

    Carbon fiber panel

    Looks great, any chance of sharing the Solidworks file Thanks Andrew
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  10. Andre99

    Taifun 17E

    Valentin Taifun 17E S/N 1031 , A/F 1050 TSN, Eng 82 TSO, Limbach L200EB1.AB, Overhaul Germany Nov 2013 Prop 82 TSO, Hoffmann HO-V62-R/160BT, Overhaul Germany Feb 2014, New blades New tinted blue Rear canopy from Mecaplex Switzerland , installed at Aviation R. Goulet (CZBM) Seats redone, new safety belts. Landing gears removed to be repainted . Light weight Odysey battery, JPI FS 450 flow meter.Transponder serviced in USA 2019. 406 K ACK Transponder . Cloud Dancer all weather cover complete kit and canopy travel cover. O2 portable kit. Support jack system for gear check. One man rigging system. In 2016 experience wheels up landing . Damage limit to 1 sg ft belly rub and propeller blades . As precautionnary engine and propeller sent to germany for inspection and overhaul . Engine mount sent locally for NDT and repaint. Fuselage repair at Aviation R Goulet ( Bromont A/P CZBM) approved for plactic glider repairs in accordance to Original Valentin engineering drawing. Purchased In USA in mars 2012 (N14XX) and parked in heated hangar since , never flown in winter. Price $65,000 CDN
  11. Kmotexas

    Carbon fiber panel

  12. Kmotexas

    Carbon fiber panel

    Hi , Just have some time on my hands ..."alway dangerous " Don't liked my paint peeling and holes drilled all over the place panel anymore. I spend a few Hrs with SolidWorks and designed a new one...... Klaus
  13. mannebk

    G109B Rigging/Derigging Tool

    I would like to join this rigging tool list ...
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  16. Dave

    LX Nav Vario

    Have co-owned a Phoenix U-15 for about 4 years and am very happy with it. Flew it back and forth from Philadelphia, PA to Chico, CA in April/May with no problems. Fuel consumption was under 4 gallons/hour. Average ground speed out and back was about 110 kt at 4,700-800 rpm. Operating from high elevation airfields at mtow was no problem. The plane has no ground loop tendencies. It soars about like a Grob 103...not a world beater but quite respectable and pleasant. Changing from short tips to full span takes about 2 minutes. Note that the wheel pants are designed for low drag and have relatively little clearance above runway. I like to fly from a grass field, but it has to be well maintained and mowed to protect the wheel pants. I have no experience with the Pipistrel. Photo is of our crossing Lake Tahoe from Minden, Nevada side of Sierra Nevada mountains towards Chico, California at about 4,400 meters MSL (on oxygen).
  17. I found a small brake fluid leak near one wheel cylinder fitting. After tightening it I have less of an issue with brake fluid lost. I still have a small amount of fluid at the back of the master cylinder. Russ Owen gave me a lead to Kasper in Cz. I've been in contact with them and have pricing on some parts I'll probably order. The cost of shipping is almost $200. If anyone is interested in getting parts, let me know. Doug Levy NAB-19-066-1.pdf
  18. mikeschumann

    Electric Fuel Pump

    I replaced the pump. The part number was on the component list that came with my motorglider. Bought the pump on E-Bay for $85 (new). Solved the problem, so it was definitely a defective fuel pump. The check valve was OK.
  19. jmfuller

    Grob 2500 engine tear down/inspection needed

    Try Ron Mattson at Harmony Garage in Cotati, CA harmonygarage@aol.com He did our Limbach for our 109 and is the guru for this. Maybe he knows the 2500E as well. (707) 795-3889
  20. francisco corral


    Hoffmann Prop. HO11-145 B 80L , 631 TT since new. Left Rotation, diameter 145 cm, ( installed in Fournier RF5 with Limbach 1700 engine ) Asking Price USD$ 900.
  21. I am looking for someone in the US who can disassemble, inspect, and reassemble the Grob 2500E engine in our Grob 109B. It suffered a prop strike and we are working with our insurance company to source the work. We have not had much luck finding someone given that the work would have to be signed-off by an FAA certificate mechanic and it seems everyone we have contacted only works on experimental engines. I appreciate any leads you can provide. Thanks, Robert Rally2B@cox.net (918) 269-6214
  22. The top European seller has reached American shores. SAMBA XXL is a roomy two-place, single-engine, low-wing motor glider (roomy enough for two 6’4” tall pilots to sit side-by-side without touching shoulders). Powered by a reliable 100 hp Rotax 912ULS engine, Samba XXL burns less than 4gph under power, and, of course, zippo when in the soaring mode. Imported as an E-LSA, S-LSA or LSA Glider (your choices) the SambaXXL is ideal for motor glider touring, training and if fitted with a tow hook the SambaXXL can tow gliders with MTOW of 1,320 pounds. Financing is available. Priced tens of thousands of dollars below its competitors and delivered fully equipped with up-to-date avionics, an MGL flat panel display, electrically operated Fowler flaps, and a GRS whole-aircraft ballistic parachute, SAMBA XXL is both fun to fly and very affordable. Learn more at www.flysamba.com. Contact us to begin your adventure.
  23. I have a small leak from the master brake cylinder. The fluid is showing up at the bottom of the back of the cylinder. Jim sent me a diagram of the assembly with the measurements of the needed o-rings. It looks like the cap should unscrew to take it apart. I put a wrench and put quite a bit of force on it without getting it to loosen. Has anyone done any repairs to the brake master cylinder? Thanks; Doug Levy
  24. Glenn

    G109B Rigging/Derigging Tool

    Kevin-I too tried to locate the photos, measurements, etc without success. Have you had any luck since you last posted? Glenn
  25. Thermalseeker

    TMGA active?

    I fly a 2003 Super Ximango out of my home strip (TN89) in SE Tennessee. The Sequatchie Valley has long been a soaring mecca in the southeast USA for hang gliding and sailplanes, and now paragliders. With over 190 miles of soarable ridge, along with abundant thermals, regular convergence over the plateau and fairly reliable wave from 3 different wind directions, it's easy to get 150-200 hours/year here. A typical flight for me is 15 minutes warm up and climb to usable lift, then 3-5 hours of engine-off soaring, followed by an engine on landing. The Ximango has adequate enough performance that engine idling while soaring is not necessary. I've done 16, 500k's in my Ximango so far, all but one here in the Sequatchie. The other was done out of Minden, NV. Here's a fine day with my X in Parowan, UT: https://www.motorgliders.org/gallery/image/273-500-below-cloudbase-at-parowan/
  26. Jim Lee

    Oil Temp

    We have one Phoenix in the US which has an oil thermostat. There is an LOA available to anyone who wants to install a thermostat. It is generally not necessary, in that the cowl flap does a very good job of regulating the coolant and oil temperatures. The oil thermostat closes to stop the flow of cold oil from the radiator, and then opens again to regulate the oil temperature. Consequently, the oil temperature fluctuates until the operating oil temp matches the oil radiator (behind the coolant radiator) temperature. It is better to just wait until the oil temperature comes up to operating temp in both the engine and the radiator. Usually a taxi to the end of the runway with the cowl flap closed is sufficient even in the coldest ambient temperatures that anyone would want to go flying in. The cowl flap has no influence on the cabin heat, which comes from a shroud around the muffler. Exhaust gas temperature to the muffler is what dictates cabin heat which does not change with cowl flap setting. But a lower operating rpm which Andreas mentions does slightly lower EGT and so would reflect lower cabin heat available. Try to regulate the oil temperature with the cowl flap so that it is around 190 degrees F. That is the sweet spot. If you have a restart after soaring and your oil temperature is low and you are low and about to crash, by all means, use full power to get out of the situation rather than damaging my plane on loan to you. Don't worry about damage to the engine, it will probably be fine, and the main thing is not to damage my (your) Phoenix.
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