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    First Flight Since Rebuild

    The 3100 rpm around the pattern suggests a prop pitch issue, RPM gauge issue (which you've verified is reading OK), WandB issue or...?
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    First Flight Since Rebuild

    OK, so you have carb heat - the Aeroinjector doesn't require carb heat. Could this be 'opening' un-commanded? Maybe not if your RPM is 3100 throughout the pattern. As asked by Xsonerai - what is you CofG. Also, have you verified your propeller pitch?
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    First Flight Since Rebuild

    Myles - three things: 1. do you still have the carb heat attached to the Aeroinjector? 2. have you checked the vent line for a blockage? 3. check the mixture controls on the carb are tight and the idle adjustment screw Use half a tank of gas for the next flight. Matt
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    Aeroinjector Issue

    I don't have hot start problems. I have wrapped the fuel line with aluminum foil. Try that and if the problem continues turn the fuel off, mixture off and crank the engine -this will pull through any vapor in the fuel line. Then start as normal.
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    Tail Height to Accommodate Larger Propeller for Rotax 912

    A great machine by the looks of it and very pleasing on the eye!! Well done!
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    Is a Sonerai II a good airplane for a Low time pilot?

    My first landing at Chino in the Sonerai (and first flight post restoration) followed a couple of hours in a Decathlon after not flying at all for 3 years and about 30hrs TW total. The Soneria took care of me! I recommend taking several runs down the runway with power and then cutting power -...
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    Is a Sonerai II a good airplane for a Low time pilot?

    Just control the rate of decent but once in ground effect the Sonerai will settle gently and track straight if built straight.
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    spark plug inserts?

    Thanks Todd!
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    spark plug inserts?

    Todd - did you use the 44127 insert?
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    Adequate Cooling

    I changed the cowl looking for the optimal sized exit and added a small 'flap' underneath to disturb the airflow and help the exiting hot air. Smokey has some good posts on this. I think he used VG strips. This dropped my CHT's 20+ degs. Also sealing the cowl gap behind the spinner took off...
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    Adequate Cooling

    Chucker, your numbers look OK. Remind me - is it a new engine? My temps on a FL summers day run in the 340-365 range at cruise and oil no more than 190 but my cooler works particularly well. Its bottom mounted with 'smiley' air ducted directly through it.
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    Adequate Cooling

    What did they drop to at 3200rpm?
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    Covered over rivets

    Save weight and don't fill.
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    Pilot weight

    685L (low wing) has a 3 inch raised Turtle deck and at 6' 4" I fit snuggly. There are several pictures in my gallery showing a line up of pilots standing beside the Sonerai and also sitting inside with the canopy closed. This may give you a better idea.
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    spark plug inserts?

    Install kit rental ordered!
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