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    carb adjustments for Mosler CB-40 on a Mini Max

    Hi I will have the valve job, haven't done it yet. My guy said spraying anything behind a running prop just makes a mess, maybe the wd-40 idea is good for engine checking with no prop, but I think we can't do it with prop. Thanks for all thoughts
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    carb adjustments for Mosler CB-40 on a Mini Max

    TFF I have the manual that you referenced, been through it a couple of times and saw no mention of a transitional plenum. Could you elaborate a bit on what that is please? Thanks
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    carb adjustments for Mosler CB-40 on a Mini Max

    Today we managed to get the timing up to the correct 28 degrees btdc, started it up and ran it but were still unable to get past 2800rpm. We tried all manner of carb adjustments, none affected rpm, and all the rpms occur in the first half of the throttle travel. We do believe we are running...
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    carb adjustments for Mosler CB-40 on a Mini Max

    I've been trying to avoid the obvious error in timing, the prior owner had it way at something like 19 degrees btdc, and it needs to be at or close to 28, will cautiously adjust it to the correct point and retry, thanks for all comment
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    carb adjustments for Mosler CB-40 on a Mini Max

    I have a recently completed Mini Max and acquired a Mosler CB-40 engine for it from a Canadian seller. I am now at the point of determining the condition of the used engine. With a very knowledgeable helper/guide/a&p, we got the engine fired up today after it had not run in two years. Took a...
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    Sportlite 103 ultralight

    From what little I have managed to pick up about the Ultrastar, it seems to me one area of consideration has to be engine selection due to the way it is placed in the a/c. Is the engine choice quite limited? What might the proven choices be? Are the choices ones that are actually findable in...
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    For Sale Newlyl completed Mini Max, trailer, cover

    To get it moved along, $4500 for the plane as it has the Mosler CB-40, cover $300, trailer, $999, so full package is $5799, plane and cover 4800, and anyone who has been down this road can tell you that the plane dollars are closer to 50% of costs than they are to 100% of costs. That is cheap...
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    For Sale Newlyl completed Mini Max, trailer, cover

    Flat top Mini Max with Mosler CB-40 half vw type engine, custom converted pop top camper trailer for the Max, and a sunbrella airplance cover for the Max. $4500. Just completed, planning to have test pilot wring it out, then would consider selling: the Max, the Max and the trailer, the Max and...
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    Complete build plans/prints/manual for Freebird Aviation Sportlite 103 U/L

    If you look in the "light stuff" forum, you will see a pretty complete summary of info on the sportlite 103 and most of your questions will be answered. Kim Brown
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    Sportlite 103 ultralight

    i have decided not to go ahead with the build of the Freebird Aviation Sportlite 103 at this time, I probably am best served by fully wringing out my newly completed Mini Max and seeing how much fun I can have with it, rather than trying to do that, build a new one, work full time, all at age...
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    Complete build plans/prints/manual for Freebird Aviation Sportlite 103 U/L

    Just finished my second complete build, first was Fisher Flying Products Dakota Hawk, second was Mini Max, wanted to start another project while wringing out the Mini Max, so did a lot of research on what plans build u/l might be available, not a lot of choices, the Sportlite 103 seemed to fit...
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    Sportlite 103 ultralight

    I have decided to not go ahead with the Sportlite 103 project, need to finish all the odds and ends on a Mini max i recently completed, and then spend some time either enjoying it or getting it marketable. probably that is a wiser plan for someone who is 73 years old. Complete plans package...
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    For sale preceptor n3 pup

    Hi I believe that the photo .in the hangar is when I owned it and it was at Hampton Airfield, that hangar is not there any longer. I was forced into selling it as the airport was going to bulldoze the hangars and put in new ones. It took them over a year to do that, I could have kept if there...
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    Sportlite 103 ultralight

    Perhaps I was a little narrow minded saying you can't build Kolbs from plans. I had spoken to Kolb to verify there was a materials list in the plans that one could buy and was told there was not. I perhaps am guilty of thereby leaping to the conclusion that the plans were really intended to...
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