Recent content by bebedriver

Homebuilt Aircraft & Kit Plane Forum

Help Support Homebuilt Aircraft & Kit Plane Forum:

  1. bebedriver

    The CFM Shadow - thoughts, opinions?

    Ah, I get you. Well I think for 2 seaters the choice is pretty wide, with most your side of the pond! I'm sure there are others better qualified to comment. Value wise, when the Shadow was available, a kit was more expensive than a Kitfox at that time, so you need to look at today's prices to...
  2. bebedriver

    The CFM Shadow - thoughts, opinions?

    Streak Shadow hands down!
  3. bebedriver

    The CFM Shadow - thoughts, opinions?

    I don't know where you got that info from! I saw the load tests and no supports were needed. The struts were only added for ground handling loads.
  4. bebedriver

    The CFM Shadow - thoughts, opinions?

    I've owned 3, built one of them and flew over 1000hrs in them..... fantastic for it's day and only one fatality since they were put into production and that was probably down to a stroke or heart attack. Mot fast in a straight line but effectively un-spinnable. Don't even think of comparing it...
  5. bebedriver

    The Lightest Starter for Rotax 2-Strokes

    That's fine, keep your hair on :beer: I know my product, and plenty of peeps have been happy to pay the price for a product that's lasted for 20 years plus without need of repair (I just did repair a 24 year old unit for a guy in Spain!) Of course you could make your own with time, effort and...
  6. bebedriver

    The Lightest Starter for Rotax 2-Strokes

    Well, I can tell you that the M5 can't be made much cheaper! I have to make a profit, otherwise there would be no point in producing them. I'd like to see you make one as you describe; believe me others have tried. If I could make it for $100 I would, believe me. The main pulley is manufactured...
  7. bebedriver

    The Lightest Electric Starter for Rotax 2 strokes - M5 Aviation Products

    These small paramotor based cranks do seem to have a short life span here in the UK (so I'm told!)
  8. bebedriver

    The Lightest Electric Starter for Rotax 2 strokes - M5 Aviation Products

    I'm in the UK, right down west in sunny Cornwall (where your illustrious POTUS was staying last week ;))
  9. bebedriver

    The Lightest Electric Starter for Rotax 2 strokes - M5 Aviation Products

    It wouldn't be too difficult to design one but I need to get hold of an engine!
  10. bebedriver

    The Lightest Electric Starter for Rotax 2 strokes - M5 Aviation Products

    Not the M5 sadly! Maybe we should look at the Polini as a possible new customer; there are plenty of them about...
  11. bebedriver

    The Lightest Electric Starter for Rotax 2 strokes - M5 Aviation Products

    Hi, total weight is 6lbs 12oz. Not sure what the ring gear weighs (but I have one somewhere!). This is lighter than the Rotax starter. Whether it's an upgrade is a bit subjective I guess but it does mean effortless starting with an excess of revs to provide max voltage from the magneto for CDI...
  12. bebedriver

    The Lightest Starter for Rotax 2-Strokes

    Here's an M5 being installed in a Minimax
  13. bebedriver

    The Lightest Starter for Rotax 2-Strokes

    I ship to the USA, last one took 4 days! ALL PRODUCTS | M5 Aviation Products and Log into Facebook
  14. bebedriver

    The Lightest Starter for Rotax 2-Strokes

    Here you go :cool:
  15. bebedriver

    The Lightest Starter for Rotax 2-Strokes

    Hi Woody, it simply replaces the recoil start unit, it's no deeper, and the motor lies alongside the crankcase. No different mount required. See these pics. You can choose where you orient the motor, simply download the full size backplate template, offer it up to suit your application and mark...
Top