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  2. FlyingMonkey

    Two More Failed Ignition Modules

    I'm not interested in suing anybody. I just wish we knew what was really going on with these modules failures and pricing, but Rotax doesn't talk much.
  3. Buckaroo

    Two More Failed Ignition Modules

    I would think in a communique to the company they would try to explain their process of repair in a way that might give one more confidence.
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  5. ZZ Top

    Two More Failed Ignition Modules

    No, am not a rep for the company. Sent my own inquiry yesterday and received a very prompt reply. In my message, shared how this is my second failure of modules. Others are concerned about this company. What does one say about the original manufacturer that has so many failures? It is outrageous for them to even offer two for the price of one. Had to wait for six months to get modules on my CTSW. I am very willing to take a chance at one quarter the price.
  6. Runtoeat

    Two More Failed Ignition Modules

    ZZ Top, I'm a little confused. I sent a request to Carmo in Netherlands thru their website for information on rebuilding a Rotax module. I did not receive a reply back to my email but It appears that the reply from Carmo has come back to me in the form of your post here on the Forum. Are you a representative from Carmo?
  7. BravoFoxtrot

    Two More Failed Ignition Modules

    "And this is not factory sanctioned work". This is true, but then again it was factory sanctioned work that failed in the first place. I have done a search and find a number of examples of people having their modules repaired by Carmo, but haven't run across any posts where their work failed. Not very scientific, but serves as a reference. It would appear for about 1/4 the cost of new modules, you could be back in the air.
  8. FlyingMonkey

    Two More Failed Ignition Modules

    I have another question: Has anybody had one of the new soft start modules fail, or are all the failures confined to the old modules? I'm trying to figure out if replacing the modules is a "one and done" repair, or potentially an ongoing periodic expense. If the latter, it adds *significantly* to the per hour cost to operate a 912.
  9. FlyingMonkey

    Two More Failed Ignition Modules

    404 Euro is $461 for the pair. Add in shipping and you have about $500. And this is not factory sanctioned work, so you really don't know what it is they are actually doing to repair these modules. It could be a permanent fix, or a band-air that fails in ten hours. I think this merits some caution.
  10. ZZ Top

    Two More Failed Ignition Modules

    Hello Richard, Thank you for your inquiries. We can test and repair Rotax units. You can send the units to our address at: Carmo Electronics Rooseindsestraat 54A 5705 BV Helmond The Netherlands If you can include a filled in copy of our standard repair form (https://www.carmo.nl/userfiles/file/Carmo%20reparatieformulier%20ENG.pdf) that would be most helpful. When we receive the unit or units we will need about 4-5 working days to test and repair them. Costs are €202.07 excluding Dutch VAT (see https://www.carmo.nl/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=953&language=en) per unit, which amounts to €404.14 for a pair. Shipping costs range between €18.00 and €39.50 excluding VAT. When the repair is done you will be sent a message with a link to pay the costs in our web shop. Payment can be done by direct bank transfer or PayPal. If you are located in the EU, please add 21% Dutch VAT sales tax to these prices. I hope this email has answered your questions. Regards, René van Bussel Carmo Electronics Seems this cost seems wort it compared to new prices. Not sure where others got a $500.00 cost. My 06 CT have failed, both, now have another set in my 07 Savaanah that have failed.
  11. Buckaroo

    Getting to the fuel filter?

    I’m glad they’re seldom a problem with that location! Its going to be interesting to see if my ride will start tomorrow after the ice trick early this morning allowed her to run all day!🤔
  12. ZZ Top

    Garmin files suit against uAvionix

    Bill, thanks for sharing. Plan on ordering the tail adsb for one of my planes.
  13. Roger Lee

    Getting to the fuel filter?

    I move all of them on the first hose change to up behind the EFIS. If people can't get to it easily they tend to never check them. Behind the EFIS you pop the panel, use a screwdriver and it's in your hand.
  14. procharger

    Two More Failed Ignition Modules

    No I have not. You can ground them to any part of the engine it will be fine
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  17. WmInce

    Max rpm or?

    Unless you have a yaw damper, eh? By the way, there are some Sling's out there, that are equipped with a yaw damper. Sling experts have advised it is absolutely unneccessary. The 2-axis autopilot is fine, just as most other light sport installations.
  18. Runtoeat

    Two More Failed Ignition Modules

    Procharger, I have considered doing as you recommend but I am so paranoid about blowing up a module that my plan would be to make a grounded fixture for left and right side which the 2 plugs on each side would be screwed into. Have you ever tried to start the engine on just one module?
  19. procharger

    Getting to the fuel filter?

    Knuckle buster . If you half to check it put some heat on the hoses before you try to remove them. Hair dryer or heat gun be careful.
  20. procharger

    Two More Failed Ignition Modules

    Just pull all your plugs and use cable ties to make sure plugs are grounded turn lights down and start checking fire on each plug done this many times when I had some problems will not hurt a thing, long as you ground them good works like a charm. Maybe a lawsuit would change there minds?? on price of the dam things. Get a ZX14 KAW you want have to put it on your bench😀
  21. Runtoeat

    Two More Failed Ignition Modules

    Andy, I went back and read your comments on sending your modules to Lockwood. The failure of a module to shut down isn't something I would think of and it's a good example of why it is best to let the experts test the modules. Perhaps I'm a good case for someone who thinks his modules are OK but in reality, they may have some issues. I'd like to see if a owner like me, who isn't an expert, might be able to do some basic diagnosis of the modules. I'd also like to determine if trying to start the engine with a single module requires a rpm that is beyond the capability of the starter as Joe at Lockwood indicates. And, I'll be curious if the engine shuts down if I am able to get it started! My Conditional inspection is coming up and I should get a chance to try to do the single module start then.
  22. Tom Baker

    Max rpm or?

    The same thing happens with our autopilot. People often call it a 3 axis autopilot when it is actually a 2 axis autopilot. Their understanding of what the term 3 axis means in incorrect.
  23. Tom Baker

    She won’t start?

    The normal thing is that you ice them and it starts, and it will continue to start like normal the rest of the day. Come back and try it tomorrow or next week and see what happens. That will be the true test.
  24. Buckaroo

    She won’t start?

    Ok back from the hanger. Went back with a big bright flashlight and saw this: If you look between the heat wraps you’ll see a tiny white disconnected wire. That should go on the upper shrink wrap and is probably a wire to eliminate radio interference etc. I put that back in place and iced the ignitions. Walla she starts. Let the system go back to room temp and she still starts ever time. I waited two hours and she starts. Question: When I uncoupled the main connection from the ignition to fix the wire did something happen that now cures the problem? Who knows I guess but since she is starting normally should I leave it alone?
  25. WmInce

    Max rpm or?

    Excellent point Tom. Big difference between the two systems. For our light sport application, I opine controllable pitch is more appropriate. Besides providing pitch selection, it is probably lighter, less expensive and requires less maintenance (no governor).
  26. Roger Lee

    Max rpm or?

    Good point. variable pitch vs constant speed.
  27. Tom Baker

    Max rpm or?

    That is why in my opinion it is very important to use the correct terminology. Some people think if it is controlable pitch it is constant speed, but that is not the case as you know. if the propeller is just controlable pitch and not a constant speed then Roger's advice was on point.
  28. Tom Baker

    Max rpm or?

    If the coarse pitch stop is reached then yes the RPM will go up from there. That being said it likely won't reach the stop, and the RPM would remain at 5200. As Corey suggested look to the Rotax Operators Manual or your Airplane operating Instructions for guidance.
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