View Full Version : Gyrobee Engine for sale - Cheap!!!
11-08-2004, 05:09 PM
Selling a Rotax 447 for 500.00$ FIRM
It is complete but has no reduction drive or gearbox. It is the latest model 447 so any Rotax gearbox will bolt right up, or use one of the many belt reductions. A good used gearbox could be bought for 2-3 hundred bucks.
Total time is less than 60 hours since new - 1996 - and only a handful of hours since new ignition, carb rebuilt, and new upper end gaskets, seals and rings on the pistons.
email me for more details.
Plane has more hours than hobbs shows, but not more than another 15-20 hours. We are putting a new one on it and will be using the redrive for the new engine.
11-08-2004, 10:56 PM
Ron , why so much work on the engine with only 60hrs ? or is that normal for a Rotax?
11-09-2004, 04:44 AM
It has SAT and SAT and SAT without much if any use for years. It got flown 98 percent of all it's time in the years between 1996 and 1999, since then it had only been run once till 2003, and then in 2003 it was flown to my hangar and stored there.
It had been hard to start and that is why the owner got tired of fooling with the plane. He wouldn't know how to change a lightbulb and a hard starting engine just pissed him off and he would leave!
The Carb rebuild and new ignition was to try to " fix" the hard starting of the engine. Both fixes were unneeded, but that is what we were told would take to fix it. The teardown and inspection and new rings and gaskets on the top end was to just make sure all there was well with the engine. The bottom end is fine, although I believe it would be smart to split the cases and install a new crankcase gasket and new end seals.
This engine is mounted upside down and even when this plane was brand new back in 1996 I remember pulling the cord to start it a zillion times and sometimes having to take out the plugs and put in fresh ones cause the plugs would foul so easily. I know my old Quicksilver with it's inverted 447 could be equally hard to start - sometimes I would have to remove the prop just to make it easier to pull the cord! and then put the prop on after the engine had warmed up.
I am sure the engine would be easier to start if mounted rightside up. As it is now, it will start on the 5th to 8th pull cold and 2nd or 3rd pull warm. But put too much fuel in it as you start and you WILL be changing out sparkplugs. On a gyrobee this problem will not be a problem.
11-09-2004, 09:57 AM
You got mail.
11-09-2004, 03:46 PM
Correction.... I got LOTS of mail. A few emails from the ad here and a butt load from the ad I placed on Barnstormers this morning. If you want it don't wait around till it is gone. It will go fast I predict!
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