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Niek's BMW Explorer ZU-FXE

Postby KFA » Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:50 pm

Niek Behr built this Explorer in his garage. We are doing the final commission for him. BMW GS 1200 engine, IVO CS prop.
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Re: Niek's BMW Explorer

Postby Jandebeer » Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:51 pm

What gearbox did he fit to the BMW
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Re: Niek's BMW Explorer

Postby nicow » Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:50 pm

Wow,Ek soek ook een.
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Re: Niek's BMW Explorer

Postby KFA » Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:40 pm

The Gearbox is fro Take Off in Germany. Custom made for the BM motors.

All is done. Did some high power runs this afternoon. Getting 6900 at WOT. I will set the pitch a bit coarser. 6500 will probably be Ok for the first flight.
Now for the final paper push.
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Re: Niek's BMW Explorer

Postby KFA » Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:49 pm

Some more
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Re: Niek's BMW Explorer

Postby JvTonder » Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:59 am

Very nice! What does WOT stand for, brain freeze at the moment (**)
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Re: Niek's BMW Explorer

Postby KFA » Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:08 am

WOT=Wide Open Throttle
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Re: Niek's BMW Explorer

Postby JvTonder » Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:55 am

KFA wrote:WOT=Wide Open Throttle
Ahhhh dankie, en daar gaan die liggie aan! :oops: vhpy
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Re: Niek's BMW Explorer

Postby shiny new wings » Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:48 pm

I know a while back there was experimentation with the bmw 1200 motor. I heard there were problems with uneven cooling. Have these been sorted out? They are lovely motors on the bikes! Would be great to have an alternative to ratex for microlights
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Re: Niek's BMW Explorer

Postby Boet » Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:55 pm

WOT. Uh uh. BTTW! :oops:
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Re: Niek's BMW Explorer

Postby KFA » Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:59 pm

Die papierwerk weeg nog nie dieselfde as die vliegtuig se empty weight nie. Sal seker by Donderdag 'n papiertjie kry. Sukkel nog om Olie temp te gelees te kry en die EGT en CHT wil ook nie werk nie.
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Re: Niek's BMW Explorer

Postby niek » Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:12 am

My arie is terug in sy hanger, maar ek kan hom nog nie vlieg nie - Die EGT's, CHT's en Oil temp werk nog steeds nie! Ou Stefan het hom toe op die ou end met meganiese meters gevlieg. Fout het met my begin - het alles op een CAN (low) laat werk en soos Stefan tereg opgemerk het -" as daar fout gaan met die (low) CAN, dan het ek geen instrumente nie!" Hy het toe vir my die instrumente geskei, maar om een of ander rede werk net die een CAN (selfs as jy hom omruil)
Ek ploeter nou met die problem - vermoed daar is 'n 'ground loop' of so iets! - Gelukkig het ek 'n bietjie tyd want die IVO CS prop (soos genoem in sy mail oor die specs), wat ek by hom gekoop het, het nog nie aangekom nie! (Soos ou Stefan noem - 'die ouens hou te lekker party by Oscosh!)
Wou vir julle 'n paar foto's aangeheg het maar weet nie hoe om dit in te paste nie!
Moet sê - ou Stefan en sy ouens werk dam netjies!! - wens ek kon die hele arie by hom laat bou het!
Groetnis tot ek geleer het om fotos te plak.
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Re: Niek's BMW Explorer

Postby Induna » Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:11 am

Nick, watter EFIS gebruik jy? Ek neem aan MGL met n RDAC? As jy die opsie het, gebruik eerder die OPT+ en OPT- poorte. Ook, die CAN poorte moet albei gebruik word, CAN H en CAN L. dit sal nie werk as net een gebruik word. Die nadeel van die CAN poorte is dat jy BUS aan albei kante moet "terminate" met n 120ohm resister. Dit kompliseer net dinge.

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Re: Niek's BMW Explorer

Postby Oupa-G » Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:27 pm

Mooi Niek sal wil hoor hoe dit gaan daardie engines is sweet as jy aandag gee aan die baffles en die olie verkoeler loophulle nie warm nie. Laat weet as die pampiere daar is. My nuwe projekkie is amper klaar.

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Re: Niek's BMW Explorer

Postby niek » Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:03 pm

My arie voor hy na Stefan toe is.(As ek hom reg gespoeg en plak het - sal foto's neem soos hy nou lyk as die een gewerk het.) Ek het nou die EGT's aan die werk gekry en is nou besig met die CHT's en as die tips van Rainier Lamers werk gaan die CHT's ook binnekort werk! Dan lyk dit of ek dalk al die naweek sal kan vlieg!
Jacques - ek het "n iEFIS explorer en hy het nie OPT's nie - die een CAN met al die goed op het gewerk - maar Stefan was reg, ons gebruik nou altwee CAN's en hopelik werk alles binnekort.
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