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by GimpyPilot
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: XL-2
Topic: RE: STATUS OF DISCOVERY AVIATION
Replies: 20
Views: 952

Re: RE: STATUS OF DISCOVERY AVIATION

Hi Joe,

Thank you for the information, "straight from the source" so to speak. This is much appreciated.
The aircraft at the 2011 S&F had a 912 on it, but never flew.
....Gosh I hate it when this sort of misrepresentation is presented at shows.

-Michael
by GimpyPilot
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: XL-2
Topic: RE: STATUS OF DISCOVERY AVIATION
Replies: 20
Views: 952

Re: RE: STATUS OF DISCOVERY AVIATION

Any Rotax will likely require a re-engineered engine cowling and mount. Cha-ching. I'm not so sure this is the case. The XL-2 was apparently designed with a Rotax in mind in the "beginning", which is supposedly why one can see that the Continental motor is slightly offset when looking at the aircra...
by GimpyPilot
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: XL-2
Topic: RE: STATUS OF DISCOVERY AVIATION
Replies: 20
Views: 952

Re: RE: STATUS OF DISCOVERY AVIATION

I am not a fan of Rotax anything simply because they're geared engines, but people seem to love them. There are many RV-12s flying around with the 915 IS turning the blender at this point, so it has been fairly well proven by now. I've been flying my new airplane quite a bit, but took the XL-2 out t...
by GimpyPilot
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: XL-2
Topic: RE: STATUS OF DISCOVERY AVIATION
Replies: 20
Views: 952

Re: RE: STATUS OF DISCOVERY AVIATION

Brad, Take a deep breath. The point is that the Aerosance/TCM FADEC system is not being abandoned or otherwise orphaned by TCM. They are using it to develop new offerings and have thus assured (directly and indirectly) that spares will continue to be available for the 240 in the XL-2. (Yes, they hav...
by GimpyPilot
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: XL-2
Topic: Contacts for Parts?
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: Contacts for Parts?

I'll do that, but It it would be far lass expensive to simply have your ASI serviced, or find the fault in your pitot-static system. Parts swapping gets expensive when it comes to the panel in any airplane.
by GimpyPilot
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Mechanics Lounge
Topic: Airspeed Indicator Sticking
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Re: Airspeed Indicator Sticking

It's very likely that you have a "blow through" obstruction that takes considerable pressure to overcome. These are often cause by. insects and spiders making themselves at home in your system. Have your local pitot-static system specialist investigate. It shouldn't be difficult to have your ASI ser...
by GimpyPilot
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: XL-2
Topic: Contacts for Parts?
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: Contacts for Parts?

Discovery is NOT closed. They are in the midst of a reorganization and physical relocation. Parts are available. I will send you some contact information.
by GimpyPilot
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Mechanics Lounge
Topic: XL2 Annual - Help on Parts
Replies: 3
Views: 341

Re: XL2 Annual - Help on Parts

Pedro,

I'm sending you a private message with some current contacts.

Incidentally, these are 500 Hour parts rather than Annual Inspection parts.

-Michael
by GimpyPilot
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: XL-2
Topic: RE: STATUS OF DISCOVERY AVIATION
Replies: 20
Views: 952

Re: RE: STATUS OF DISCOVERY AVIATION

Folks, I have been in consistent contact with TCM Continental. They have assured me that they have no plans of abandoning our engine. Those of us that have the continental engine will continue to have support. Endpoint of fact they are currently developing support for a 540 engine, which is further ...
by GimpyPilot
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: XL-2
Topic: PROPOSAL FOR AN INDEPENDENT LIBERY XL-2 SUPPORT WEBSITE
Replies: 16
Views: 915

Re: PROPOSAL FOR AN INDEPENDENT LIBERY XL-2 SUPPORT WEBSITE

Gang, I am at this moment, in Ormond Beach, FL and very shortly heading back to the west coast in my newly acquired RV-7A. That said, I still own #81 and would like nothing more than to see both the community and the type thrive again. I am happy to contribute all that I can to support this group, a...