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Changing tube on 601XL-B

I am having difficulty getting my new tube settled into the 2 Grove Rims. Does anyone have advice or better yet pics on proper methods to change the tube on my main tire?  My valve stem sticks out too far, and rubs on the wheel skirt brace. I wish there was a builders video or You Tube shot on doing…


Added by Don Forwood on June 18, 2014 at 5:44pm — 19 Comments

Charging Issue

More questions from the rookie.


Still playing with heat issues, but a new opportunity has surfaced. While taxiing to the active, my battery charge indication shoed low voltage, fluctuating into yellow. On run-up, the bar still showed slightly more than 12 volts. It usually reads 13.2 or so. I went back to tie down, and quit for day. Later, the battery would not turn engine. On charger all night.


Does the Jabiru have a voltage regulator that may be bad? If so,…


Added by Don Forwood on May 5, 2013 at 8:52am — 6 Comments

Oil Baffles

I received 2 oil baffles from factory. There was not an illustration, drawing or picture on installation. Does anyone out there have details on proper means to attach the baffles to my Jabariu 3300 on my 601-XL-B? (Part numbers 33-B, and 33-B1)

I did find it ironic that the decals for 601 wing Mod that were included had 2 pages of installion details, yet nothing on baffles. Contacted Jabariu, and they were not helpful, as they said parts were not theirs.

Added by Don Forwood on April 18, 2013 at 1:07pm — No Comments

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