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  Topic: Bing 54s & primers
John Hauck

Replies: 13
Views: 41

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:10 pm   Subject: Bing 54s & primers
Not an accelerator pump, but does pull all the fuel out of the fuel enricher well on initial engine turn over, if the throttle is closed.

You won't see a squirt of fuel when it is activated, and i ...
  Topic: Bing 54s & primers
John Hauck

Replies: 13
Views: 41

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:53 pm   Subject: Bing 54s & primers
Yeah!  Make sure the enricher jet is not blocked.

If the enricher jet is blocked, fuel cannot fill the enricher bowl.

john h
mkIII
Titus, Alabama




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  Topic: Bing 54s & primers
John Hauck

Replies: 13
Views: 41

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:12 pm   Subject: Bing 54s & primers
Been 25 years since I had a Rotax 2 stroke.  Forgot to mention a couple things that are important:

-In order for the enricher system to work correctly, the throttle must be closed.  If the throt ...
  Topic: Bing 54s & primers
John Hauck

Replies: 13
Views: 41

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:35 pm   Subject: Bing 54s & primers
I never had the need for a primer on my two strokes, both Cuyuna and Rotax.  Engines would start with no problem well below freezing.  Same or similar carbs as mounted on snow machines (snowmobiles) ...
  Topic: Aft CG?
John Hauck

Replies: 1
Views: 46

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:28 pm   Subject: Aft CG?
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I ran across a few photos of my original Firestar, 1985, during a complete rebuild winter 1987/88. If you notice, that is an 18 gal 5 ...
  Topic: HKS / Firestar STATIC THRUST test
John Hauck

Replies: 30
Views: 384

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:01 pm   Subject: HKS / Firestar STATIC THRUST test
You can handle that job all by yourself. After you get the tail tied, stand on the right side of the cockpit, watch how the position of the engine reacts when you go WOT and when you manipulate the ...
  Topic: HKS / Firestar STATIC THRUST test
John Hauck

Replies: 30
Views: 384

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:16 am   Subject: HKS / Firestar STATIC THRUST test
Bingo! The light bulb just went off!!!

Thanks for reminding me, Herb.

Way back when, 1985, the original Firestar kits came with extremely soft Lord Mounts. During the early days of my Firestar ...
  Topic: HKS / Firestar STATIC THRUST test
John Hauck

Replies: 30
Views: 384

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:56 pm   Subject: HKS / Firestar STATIC THRUST test
Got some good friends out there in addition to Bill B, but got too much on my plate at the moment to head back to California.

Sometimes a problem is invisible to many eyes for a long period of time ...
  Topic: HKS / Firestar STATIC THRUST test
John Hauck

Replies: 30
Views: 384

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:46 am   Subject: HKS / Firestar STATIC THRUST test
Bill B,

Did you ever do an actual in flight prop pitch check, WOT, straight and level, just bump the red line?

john h
mkIII
Titus, Alabama




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  Topic: HKS / Firestar STATIC THRUST test
John Hauck

Replies: 30
Views: 384

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:52 am   Subject: HKS / Firestar STATIC THRUST test
I do things a little different, but it has all worked out pretty well in the end.

New engine and/or prop, perform static runs to get the prop pitch in the ball park. I don't concern myself with wh ...
  Topic: My Firestar 2 Build
John Hauck

Replies: 41
Views: 1158

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:03 am   Subject: My Firestar 2 Build
JG/Kolbers:

What an adventurer you are.  I know the difficulties of planning, building, and flying cross country flights in a Kolb.  No way I would ever attempt to do the trips that you have don ...
  Topic: My Firestar 2 Build
John Hauck

Replies: 41
Views: 1158

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:32 am   Subject: My Firestar 2 Build
To the best of my knowledge the first Fire Star is in Homer Kolb's hanger in Springville, PA. I watched Dick Rahill crash it at Oshkosh in 1989. Homer completely rebuilt the first Firestar not long ...
  Topic: Tripp's Firestar and the list
John Hauck

Replies: 1
Views: 147

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:51 am   Subject: Tripp's Firestar and the list
I thought those good, adventurous times would last forever.  We were so lucky to be able to share the experience of the Kolb Homecomings, the years Homer Kolb came down, the new Kolbers I got to meet ...
  Topic: urethane fuel (??) line
John Hauck

Replies: 9
Views: 225

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:26 am   Subject: urethane fuel (??) line
You almost got that right, Wetumpka, the big city 15 miles south of hauck's holler.  Must have been a mistake on that historical marker's location.  It should be placed up here in the country where ...
  Topic: Northern May fall color flight 10/13/2018
John Hauck

Replies: 4
Views: 198

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:15 pm   Subject: Northern May fall color flight 10/13/2018
Beautiful color.

I caught some nice color out of Marysvale, Utah, a few weeks back.  Snow is coming.

john h
mkIII
Titus, Alabama

From: owner-kolb-list-server@matronics.com On Behalf Of ...
  Topic: urethane fuel (??) line
John Hauck

Replies: 9
Views: 225

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:48 pm   Subject: urethane fuel (??) line
I buy the fuel line local, a good grade with pretty stiff wall.

I like Gates.  Go to their site.  They have a lot of new stuff.  Was just looking at submersible fuel line for using inside the f ...
  Topic: urethane fuel (??) line
John Hauck

Replies: 9
Views: 225

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:19 pm   Subject: urethane fuel (??) line
I don't know why folks insist on using plastic fuel line.  It's an ultralight thing I guess.  Stuff is dangerous.  Some that use urethane fuel line say they need it so they can see the fuel?????
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  Topic: Capacitors
John Hauck

Replies: 5
Views: 256

PostForum: RotaxEngines-List   Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:11 pm   Subject: Capacitors
EBay has all kinds of 22,000 mf capacitors.  Here are a few with free shipping.  Super cheap:

From: owner-rotaxengines-list-server@matronics.com On Behalf Of Hugh McKay
Sent: Monday, September ...
  Topic: Defend Your Turf
John Hauck

Replies: 15
Views: 540

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:30 am   Subject: Defend Your Turf
I have to agree with JCG.  The Kolb is a very capable aircraft, proven many times over.

We don’t like to talk about it, but it is also a very crash worthy aircraft, one of my major concerns whe ...
  Topic: Defend Your Turf
John Hauck

Replies: 15
Views: 540

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:56 pm   Subject: Defend Your Turf
I started out with 600 feet of cow pasture, rough as a cob, with poor
approach and departure, Ultrastar and Firestar without brakes. Never had a
problem with air strip length. Eventually, got 750 ...
 
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