Matt Archer
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Matt Archer's Discussions

Jabiru Motor Mounts

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt Archer Nov 30, 2015. 2 Replies

Jabiru Engine Service Bulletin: JSB 031-1

Started this discussion. Last reply by Danal Estes Sep 18, 2013. 9 Replies

Canopy Latch Failure

Started this discussion. Last reply by Juan Vega Apr 28, 2009. 6 Replies


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Engineer Manager Boeing, USAF Pilot Retired.

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At 10:37am on May 8, 2018, Scott Raynal said…

Great looking plane!

At 9:35am on November 26, 2015, Stephen R. Smith said…

Good morning Matt,  I am glad you enjoy my posts.  How is your Jabiru running?


At 6:42pm on June 2, 2010, Ben Haas said…
I was passing through Wellington KS last week in a CJ jet and stopped for a load of fuel. You taxied by, made a fast taxi and then took off..... Plane looked and sounded GREAT !!!!.

At 6:46am on January 28, 2010, Jake Reyna said…
Matt, I've been meaning to thank you for the tool tips, etc. you've posted. I've added your suggestions to my wish list, but I had to make do with what I had. A month ago I didn't own a riveting hammer and like most tools, it's about the accessories.

I only dinged one hole on the wing spar, so I'm happy. I expect much better results on the next wing.
At 1:35pm on December 14, 2009, Dr. Edward M. Moody II said…
Hi Matt,

If and when I do the upgrade, my plan is to combine the wirs that have to be cut into one or two Molex connectors. I think that would be the least annoying way to deal with the situation. Even a common shield ground could be dedicated to one of the pins in the connector.

Good luck,

At 5:12pm on November 24, 2009, David Gallagher said…
I like my polished finish. I did not polish the bottom, only the top. I have about 75% of the disassembly complete now and have spent 17 hours doing it. I figure 25 hours, tops for all disassembly. Total labor should run around 100 hours.
At 10:14pm on November 23, 2009, Leroy L Pearl said…
if your talking to me that is a great idea and IM in if you want.
At 2:56pm on November 23, 2009, Leroy L Pearl said…
sent one before but hello again. not flying yet but am ready the 2 year thing come up and trying to get that out of the way now.
bianieal flight revew.
At 2:41pm on November 23, 2009, Leroy L Pearl said…
Marr was trying for some time to reconnect with you but to no avail.
you still active?
At 3:31pm on November 18, 2009, David Gallagher said…
Matt, I see you are online with right now. I am guessing you are watching the latest ZAC update like I am. The right wing is almost de-riveted.

Dave Gallagher

Matt Archer's Blog

Jabiru Cyl Head Inspecton Jsl 014-2

Posted on December 16, 2015 at 1:30pm 2 Comments

Hello all,  I am working through my annual and did the inspection as outlined in JSL 014-2.  It has you look for signs of overheating in Section 5.3.  I have had good compression and really no problems.  I have been flying for about 350 hours and the engine runs fine.  But I did have overheat signs near the exhaust valve.  See pic I talked to Pete at Jabiru, and I decided to…


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