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former Jabiru owner rejoining the flock

Postby markfnkl » Wed May 04, 2016 3:06 pm

Hi Friends:

The first plane I ever owned was a J230. I sold it about six years ago when I was moving from Ithaca, NY down to my current home in Pecan Plantation, TX, an airpark community. In the interim, I've owned a Diamond DA40, a Columbia 400, and now a Lancair ES-P. But the Jab always kept a place in my heart. It seemed to fit me like a glove, and the idea of having a plane that would let me fly slower and easier . . . at 5 GPH, really started to appeal to me.

So about a month ago, I put down a deposit with Pete Krotje of Jabiru North America on the new model J230-D, and last weekend attended a 3300 engine seminar at Shelbyville. Katie Bosman was nice enough to get me up in the new 230-D, and it was even nicer than I'd remembered, particularly with the Garmin G3X panel with ADS-B and integrated autopilot.

Looking foward to rejoining the Jab flock when my plane is ready in July. In the meantime, I'll be active here!
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Re: former Jabiru owner rejoining the flock

Postby diablo » Thu May 05, 2016 7:20 pm

welcome back from the dark side ...
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Re: former Jabiru owner rejoining the flock

Postby markfnkl » Fri May 06, 2016 10:30 pm

Back before I sold my J230 in 2011, I kept up a nice correspondence with Aussie Jab owner Brent Christensen. I don't seem to see Brent on the boards here, and the old email address I have for him is defunct.

Does anyone know if Brent is still active in aviation/Jabirus, and would they have contact info for him?
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Re: former Jabiru owner rejoining the flock

Postby diablo » Sun May 08, 2016 10:03 am

Hi There ,

I think you may be looking for this Brent:

memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=403


From australia and flies a J400 (with a CAMIT) ...

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Re: former Jabiru owner rejoining the flock

Postby markfnkl » Sun May 08, 2016 10:56 am

Thanks, diablo: devilishly nice of you! I'll drop Brent a line.

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Re: former Jabiru owner rejoining the flock

Postby Brent » Mon May 09, 2016 12:15 am

Mark has now found me via PM :-) I should check here more often.

I fly a J430 D model out of Tooradin in Victoria (near Melbourne) with CAMIT 3300.

115 hours on the CAMIT engine now, all going strong. I was telling Mark that the J430 is nowhere near as nimble as the J400 was, but it's good in that the takeoff is shorter and it climbs stronger up high at higher weights. I was pulling 900 fpm at 5,000ft last weekend with full fuel and 1 pob; that's pretty good for a Jab.

Am extremely happy with my Hacman that I fitted recently too. I recently got 19 litres per hour at 10,000 ft over a 4 hour trip. It's 20-25% less fuel, smoother running and more RPM's at the higher altitudes.
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