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DownUnderFlier

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About DownUnderFlier

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  • Birthday 07/22/1959

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    Victoria, Australia
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    CT2k, Falcon UL, Rotax 277, Rotax 912, Buell bikes
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  1. DownUnderFlier

    Junkers Chute / Harnesses CT2k

    Thanks Corey. The current straps are factory-installed for Junkers 472.5Kg MTOW and if I add 'extensions' to them, they will be from higher-load BRS1350HS straps. I roughly measured the in-situ straps as being approx.91" and the FD Parts Manual describes the BRS ones as 132". BRS Installation Manual gives guidance on setting attitude-under-chute (ensuring that front wheel hits first to absorb impact energy, etc), so determining the lengths of front and rear straps to achieve a front-wheel down attitude shouldn't be too much of a problem (thanks Mr Pythagoras). I am figuring that having a 'second-chance' device that might work, is better than not having anything at all - thinking of those fatalities where the PiC had a suspected heart-attack and went in, killing the passenger etc ... Thank you again for your input. David
  2. DownUnderFlier

    Junkers Chute / Harnesses CT2k

    Thanks Tom. Most appreciated. 8-)
  3. DownUnderFlier

    Chute Harness Replacement

    CTFLIER = Good Source of Great Minds 8-)
  4. DownUnderFlier

    Junkers Chute / Harnesses CT2k

    Thank you Tom. I did think about that - only downside would be adding additional 'bits' (ie potential weaknesses). But, most probably the simplest solution. Thanks again. David
  5. DownUnderFlier

    Chute Harness Replacement

    Thanks Mike - that is another solution that I had considered, only downside is that it adds 'bits' (ie potential weaknesses) ... but it may well be the simplest solution. Thanks again for your thoughts. David
  6. DownUnderFlier

    Chute Harness Replacement

    Thanks Corey & Roger ... I tried to hunt-down what the previous+previous owner did with the Junkers gear ... alas, no joy. Have posted a "wanted to buy" for replacement Junkers gear. I guess another possibility would be to get a new rear-harness built that is also 40" shorter (to account for the shorter Junkers front harnesses) & fit the BRS1350HS ... hmmm ... 8-)
  7. DownUnderFlier

    Junkers Chute / Harnesses CT2k

    Looking for a Junkers Chute & Rear Harness to replace the one removed from our CT2k by a previous (mis-guided) owner. Whilst I have a BRS1350HS that would fit, as the harnesses are different to the Junkers ones factory-installed inside the 'A' pillars (Junkers 40" shorter than BRS ones), I would need to remove them and re-thread the BRS ones through the 'A' pillars - Roger & Corey advised it would be very difficult to do - hence I am looking for Junkers gear ... Any leads gratefully received. David 8-)
  8. DownUnderFlier

    Chute Harness Replacement

    History: our CT2k used to have a Junkers chute installed (472.5Kg MTOW) .. the Australian rules changed and the CT2k's MTOW was raised to 544Kg .. an overly-excited compliance-frenzied mechanic removed the chute because the MTOW sticker on the instrument panel had been changed from "450Kg" to "544Kg" ... no chute is better than a 472.5Kg one, right ?! Now: have purchased a new-old-stock BRS 1350HS complete with the 4 kevlar harnesses (ex an FD MC model) and want to fit to our CT2k. Issue: the front harnesses that run inside the 'A' pillars for the Junkers chute are about 40" shorter than the BRS ones and so I want to replace those with the new, higher-capacity BRS ones - ie thread the new BRS harnesses through the 'A' pillars. Question: anyone ever removed the front harnesses ? ... would it be possible to pull through the BRS ones (attached by a cord to the Junkers ones I will be pulling out) ? Many thanks for any thoughts, wisdom, experience. David 8-)
  9. DownUnderFlier

    Starts but won't STOP !? (CT2K)

    Thank you, Corey and Roger. Checked the IgnitionSwitch wiring, Ground was good, IgnitionSwitch functioning correctly, & continuity to end of each white Grounding wire at IgnitionModules was good. Then I found the problem ... a sneaky, internally-broken brown wire (wire felt like it had no 'backbone') near the connector where the white Grounding wire comes from the IgnitionSwitch to the bottom IgnitionModule - so it could never turn off. Fixed that and now it is working like it should. Thank you again ! David.
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    Starts but won't STOP !? (CT2K)

    After doing a bunch of maintenance work (replacing the LargeEngineFrame (old one bent & cracked), 5yr Rubber replacement, Firewall heat-shielding, new FuelPump, Header-wrap, etc) I did an oil purge, checked valve tappets and it starts and runs beautifully on 1&2. At about 3000rpm, get a drop of 150rpm when switched to ignition 2, but when switched to ignition 1, the rpm goes back UP to same as 1&2 ! Turn to "off" and the engine keeps running ! (FlyDat goes blank but the engine keeps running smoothly) Have gone over the earthing points and cleaned all the surfaces with emery paper - no change. The Ignition Modules are the older style, 4-pin connector types.. Any thoughts greatly appreciated. David Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
  11. DownUnderFlier

    Cabin heat

    Genius idea, Roger - super-simple super-effective.
  12. DownUnderFlier

    One-Ear Hose-Clamps

    Thanks Andy and Roger.
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    One-Ear Hose-Clamps

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    One-Ear Hose-Clamps

    Thanks Roger, I could only find a basic directory link (St Louis Stamping in Ontario !): https://petropages.directory/supplier/st-louis-stamping-inc- If the photo is successfully attached, the Oetiker may have a slightly better 'non-hose-pinchable' design. But I think the SLS ones will do just fine also. Cheers, David
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    One-Ear Hose-Clamps

    Has anyone had experience with "St. Louis Stamping" (SLS) one-ear hose-clamps ? How do they compare with Oetiker ones ? They look similar, but maybe even a bit better ? David Melbourne, Australia
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