Jeff Bailey
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Jeff Bailey's Discussions

Control stick lock

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stan Cooper on Friday. 10 Replies

What are you all using to lock your controls when you fly away from home and tie your plane down outside.Continue

Upholstery weight

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brad Rawls Apr 8, 2016. 4 Replies

I am concerned about the weight of the upholstery I am looking at, dose any one have any numbers for the weight of their upholstery and what type or brand they have installed.JeffContinue

2 Pak overspray

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Bailey Aug 9, 2016. 8 Replies

I have been spraying my Zodiac with 2 Pak and noticed I have got some fine overspray on my canopy. Any ideas on something to remove it? I'm worried about damaging the acrylic.JeffContinue

Aircraft Jack/lift

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Austin Aug 1, 2015. 8 Replies

I went out to the shed today to work on my Zodiac and noticed I have my first flat tire, (on the front wheel). Any idea's for a jack or lift to raise the wheel off the ground, what are you guy's…Continue

 

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Jeff Bailey posted a discussion

Control stick lock

What are you all using to lock your controls when you fly away from home and tie your plane down outside.See More
Apr 18
Darryl Legg left a comment for Jeff Bailey
"Hi Jeff, congrats on getting in the air, It's a day that never seems to come isn't it. But now your fuel bills will go thru the roof. I installed the plenum and gave it a go for a while, but in truth all temps where a lot hotter, esp 3…"
Dec 13, 2016
Jeff Bailey posted a photo
Dec 12, 2016
Jeff Bailey posted a status
"My Zodiac passed it's final inspection today. Thanks everyone. Jeff"
Nov 20, 2016
Jeff Bailey posted a status
"I did the weight and balance on my plane today, 356.75Kg about what I expected. Empty CG is 303.7mm. Flying soon."
Nov 13, 2016
Jeff Bailey posted a photo
May 20, 2016
Jeff Bailey posted a discussion

Upholstery weight

I am concerned about the weight of the upholstery I am looking at, dose any one have any numbers for the weight of their upholstery and what type or brand they have installed.JeffSee More
Apr 1, 2016
Jeff Bailey posted photos
Apr 1, 2016
Jeff Bailey posted a discussion

2 Pak overspray

I have been spraying my Zodiac with 2 Pak and noticed I have got some fine overspray on my canopy. Any ideas on something to remove it? I'm worried about damaging the acrylic.JeffSee More
Nov 23, 2015
Jeff Bailey posted a discussion

Aircraft Jack/lift

I went out to the shed today to work on my Zodiac and noticed I have my first flat tire, (on the front wheel). Any idea's for a jack or lift to raise the wheel off the ground, what are you guy's using?JeffSee More
Jul 31, 2015
Darryl Legg left a comment for Jeff Bailey
"Why thank you Sir, much appreciated. Please don't go out of your way time wise, I have plenty to do as well. I sent my MGL Efis back to South Africa last month to have the SD card reader repaired and it is still stuck in customs there a month…"
May 27, 2015
Darryl Legg left a comment for Jeff Bailey
"Hi Jeff, thats a fantastic offer, thanks, will take you up on it. Will make up a plenum and we can compare temps. No matter what I have tried, cruise temps are around 150c to 160c so would like to lower those. Where did you get the rubber seal…"
May 25, 2015
Darryl Legg left a comment for Jeff Bailey
"Hi Jeff, Long term fuel usage is actually 16.7 litres over 233 hrs, so quite economical really. You look like you are closing in on first flight, what is your estimate? I would love a copy of your plenum, I would like to make my own but have never…"
May 21, 2015
Randy Ferri left a comment for Jeff Bailey
"Hi Jeff, Your pictures are great!  I have a couple of questions:  You'd you ever consider making more baffles and selling them to people with Jabiru 3300 or do you have any prints/templates/drawings that you could supply so someone…"
May 15, 2015
Jeff Bailey posted photos
May 14, 2015
Darryl Legg left a comment for Jeff Bailey
"Jeff I climb at 90 kts at 2950 and cruise at 105 kts at about 2800, 18 lph. I can cruise all day at 2600/85 kts at only 14 lph. The 601 is not really going to cruise much faster than 105 without burning a lot more fuel, seems to hit a wall there, my…"
May 7, 2015

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ZODIAC XL
Project Status
Flying
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Kit
Engine installed (or plan to install)
Jabiru
Building Experience
Have worked on airplanes before
Flying Experience
Sport Pilot (or Ultralight)

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At 7:06pm on December 13, 2016, Darryl Legg said…

Hi Jeff, congrats on getting in the air, It's a day that never seems to come isn't it. But now your fuel bills will go thru the roof.

I installed the plenum and gave it a go for a while, but in truth all temps where a lot hotter, esp 3 & 5, these always above 180. All seals appeared to be good, but I went back to the original fibreglass plenums and now temps sit between 150/160 in cruise, not going above 175 in climb. I have cht probes on the small bolt above the plugs. This seems to be where my engine sits.

What serial # is yours? Mine is 1928 so the early 2nd gen hyd.

I did like the convenience of the plenum, but temps just too high and I couldn't see how to improve it. Good luck with yours....

At 6:54am on May 27, 2015, Darryl Legg said…

Why thank you Sir, much appreciated. Please don't go out of your way time wise, I have plenty to do as well.

I sent my MGL Efis back to South Africa last month to have the SD card reader repaired and it is still stuck in customs there a month later, so grounded until I get it back. I have just fitted camit exhaust seals, left side always leaked a bit, hopefully fixed now.

Keep moving forward on your build and next thing you know you are in the air.......

At 4:45am on May 25, 2015, Darryl Legg said…

Hi Jeff, thats a fantastic offer, thanks, will take you up on it. Will make up a plenum and we can compare temps. No matter what I have tried, cruise temps are around 150c to 160c so would like to lower those. Where did you get the rubber seal from?

Are you going to register raa or VH? 

At 2:38am on May 21, 2015, Darryl Legg said…

Hi Jeff,

Long term fuel usage is actually 16.7 litres over 233 hrs, so quite economical really. You look like you are closing in on first flight, what is your estimate?

I would love a copy of your plenum, I would like to make my own but have never made one. Any do's or don'ts to consider?

At 7:16am on May 15, 2015, Randy Ferri said…

Hi Jeff, Your pictures are great!  I have a couple of questions:  You'd you ever consider making more baffles and selling them to people with Jabiru 3300 or do you have any prints/templates/drawings that you could supply so someone could make thier own baffles?  Anyway, your work looks fantasitc.

Randy

PS  Do you have an email address where I could contact you directly vs using the Zenith site?

At 4:18am on May 7, 2015, Darryl Legg said…

Jeff I climb at 90 kts at 2950 and cruise at 105 kts at about 2800, 18 lph. I can cruise all day at 2600/85 kts at only 14 lph. The 601 is not really going to cruise much faster than 105 without burning a lot more fuel, seems to hit a wall there, my plane anyway.

Look forward to hearing how your plenum works, did you keep the drawings to make another set?

At 4:11am on May 4, 2015, Darryl Legg said…

Hi Jeff

I do remember Eddie putting one on his plane. They look great. The Jab doesn't like a lot of pitch. With my ground adjustable, I set static at 2900. This allows it to rev to 3100 during climb out and wot to 3300 or thereabouts. Any more pitch and it just seems to burn more fuel with no extra speed. It doesn't like to lug or work hard. Good to see you making your own plenum, I might give it a go myself one day. Cheers

At 2:15am on May 3, 2015, Darryl Legg said…

Jeff I just went into an Autopro store and bought one of there radiator hoses that was the right size, 90 deg and trimmed to size. I put a divider in the middle, vertically, and seems to work ok. What sort of prop are you using?

At 4:41am on October 20, 2013, adrian dines said…

HI JEFF  I sent you a reply with photos but hit the reply button . ended up with failed mail

if you can send me your email ,I can forward it on to you.

REGARD'S,

Adrian               dmech@westnet.com.au

At 7:26am on August 25, 2013, adrian dines said…

Hi Jeff, would be glad to discuss my experience's w/ jab engine .

Regard's

 Adrian

 
 
 

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