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4 stroke guy needs help setting up a Rotax 377 with B Drive

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Elijah Lewis
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#1 Posted: 1/31/2010 19:53:03

I'm totally new to 2 stroke and Rotax engines in general. I have a Free Air 377 provision 8 cdi engine with a B gearbox. Is there any info out there on setting up the choke and throttle and just general rotax installation stuff for somone who has never messed with them before. I am putting it on a single seat parasol called the Dixie Parasol, designed by Wayne Dickson of Southland Aero. Also any prop info would be appreciated. It resembles a Anglin J-4 Sportster but has better more rounded lines in general.

Thanks,

Eli Lewis

EAA# 359010

Marianna,FL



Dick Anderson
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#2 Posted: 2/1/2010 07:03:48

Hi, Eli.

    Since you're in Florida, check out Lockwood Aviation. Lots of good info and very knowledgable.



Dick Anderson
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#3 Posted: 2/3/2010 18:49:47 Modified: 2/3/2010 18:55:27

Hello,

As an avid 2 stroke guy I would highly recommend checking the California Power System (CPS) website.  Here is the link.

http://www.800-airwolf.com/articles.htm

These articles have been absolutely critical to maintaining my Rotax 2 stroke.  I would recommend ordering a catalog because the same articles are in the back.  This way you have the information available when you need it quickly.  Or you could print out all the articles yourself.  These articles are a compilation of over 20+ years of experience.  Amazing!

Hope this helps!  I know it did for me!


 

 

 



Dave Loveman
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#4 Posted: 2/6/2010 05:52:26

To my knowledge the Rotax 377 was only produced with an A drive in a provision 4. You may have a new Rotax 447 which would have CDI ignition and a provision 8 B drive. In most cases the J-4 Sportster would use a 60 inch prop with a 2:58 to 1 reduction drive.

For setting up the carbs check out

http://www.ultralightnews.com/enginetroublshooting/techtips/techtips2.htm

http://www.ultralightnews.com/enginemaintenance/bingcarbtuning.htm



Jeffrey Tipton
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#5 Posted: 2/6/2010 09:12:08

For more information try these two websites.

 

 http://www.rotax-owner.com/ 

http://www.rotax-aircraft-engines.com/