Yeah..........that had already occurred to me. He designed the CX back when the Jab was under development now that I think about it - thus the incorporation of VW.I like that idea, although Dave Thatcher's reaction when I asked him about it was, "No. It is too light. Placing it far enough forward for balance will ruin the lines of the airplane."
The four cylinder Jabaru existed then. The VW was considered to be much less costly.Yeah..........that had already occurred to me. He designed the CX back when the Jab was under development now that I think about it - thus the incorporation of VW.
Anyone, and everyone, who is willing to pay FB a dollar.And, it's the perfect consolidator of all your personal info, for the use of....who?
Teal Jenkins makes the gear box
You will need to redo the wire harness and mac aero can possibly get you a engine mount
The CX4 was meant to be an economical aircraft to build and fly. I believe it is, but that is why it was designed for the VW.
Mr. Jenkins gear boxes are precision parts, made to tight tolerances. I believe you do get what you pay for. They are a plug and play solution. Bolt it on and run it, which is why I bought one. I am a great do it yourselfer, but in this case I want to get this airplane back in the air as soon as possible. At my age, I have more money than time.
Teal did join the forum. He hadn't been approved last I heard. Maybe he has by now.
Nice work on the box.I am old and slow but I am still whittling away at it. I have the intake airbox almost done. I have a K&N air filter on backorder. The filter will mount on the near end in the first pic. Once the filter is mounted I can close it up. It will also need a couple of light struts to support it. You may wonder why the odd shape of the airbox. The second pic shows what is going on inside. The airbox may be a little bigger than it needs to be. The cowl will need a blister over the airbox but 1/2" more or less isn't going to matter much.
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Airbox ends and form block.
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I started on the exhaust headers today. Another adventure in welding is about to begin! I am reworking the snowmobile exhaust to fit the plane. It is stainless steel and the mandrel bends I bought are mild steel. I have never tried to weld stainless. Should be interesting!