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Sound deadening.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Zepp Jun 4. 6 Replies

After a lot of reading and three engine ground runs, I’m applying some sound deadening to the aircraft.It’s noisy even with my Bose headset. I’ve applied Dynamat super light to the lower firewall…Continue

Wiring - Aaaaargh!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Loren Warner Apr 7, 2018. 11 Replies

I am going nuts wiring up my CH750! The combination of a 912 iS and a full Dynon Skyview system means I have wires everywhere! Has anyone got suggestions on how to tame this mess?I've labeled all the…Continue

Heads Up - Jabiru Engines

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Simmons Feb 3, 2015. 10 Replies

For what its worth, the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority has just issued a discussion draft of a proposed ruling that would limit the operation of Jabiru powered aircraft in Australia.…Continue

Tips On Installing A Cowling?

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Gallagher Oct 9, 2014. 1 Reply

Just wondering if anyone has any tips on how to align and install a cowling. I'm rying to find out what I don't know before I try and fit the cowling for the 912 iS engine on the CH750. I thought…Continue


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Sound deadening.

After a lot of reading and three engine ground runs, I’m applying some sound deadening to the aircraft.It’s noisy even with my Bose headset. I’ve applied Dynamat super light to the lower firewall which is all I can reach. I plan on putting patches of it on the side panels back to the seat front beam.I know Dynamat isn’t fireproof. However if I spring a leak in the Rotax 912 iS plumbing, the fuel supply and engine can be off in seconds.I’ll put a piece of Dynamat on the back of the baggage…See More
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Help - Metric Fittings For Rotax 912

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 8:54pm 2 Comments

I am now at my wits end. Rotax deliver their engines in the USA fitted with AN oil and fuel connections and that is what my FWF kit comes with.

For the rest of the world Rotax deliver the engine with "metric" connections for the fuel pump, fuel rail and oil tank - which is what was delivered to me here in Australia.

Only problem is that no one seems to be able to tell me exactly what standard of "metric" Rotax uses. there is bound to be a European (or DIN) spec for what… Continue

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At 6:33pm on May 2, 2011, Paul Hammond said…

where abouts in Melbourne are you from I would like to see this 750


ps you just trying to confuse the Americans with humour ,its not hard

At 1:16pm on April 3, 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 like to have visitors here and we are right here in Mexico, Mo. just a couple of miles from them.

Take care and good luck,

Bill Carter

American Light Sport Aircrafters Builder Assist & Assembly Center


At 6:59pm on April 2, 2011, Geoff Klestadt said…
Yup, practicing aerobatics, I'll change it ASAP.
At 6:26pm on April 2, 2011, Chris Sinfield said…

hey welcome Geoff

I know we live in Australia but thats the land down under not sidways..

I guess you have seen Alans 750?


At 6:28am on March 31, 2011, Allan / Zenair Australia said…
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