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  • Peggy xl or Q any body modded to 503

    Dear all,
    With the progressive rarity of rotax 2 stroke engines; has anybody gone through mod process to fit 503's into xl or Q's?

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    Peggy xl or Q any body modded to 503

    Hi Paul,

    As the 503 is discontinued as well would it not be a better choice to go for another make or do you have an old one in the shed?
    Mick Broom
    Member 909
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      Peggy xl or Q any body modded to 503

      That's the idea Mick - 503's (and spares) are still 'around', whereas 462 spares are very rare!

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        Peggy xl or Q any body modded to 503

        Paul,

        Back in the day when my planes were permitted, I remember my inspector telling me that there was a mod for fitting a 503 to an XL hang glider tug, so it has been done, although I don't know the MAAN number off hand. You could do worse than having a look through the list of MAAN's to see if it's listed.

        Best regards,
        XL's forever! Well, one of them anyway. It's all I can afford, not to mention the Raven and the Mini-Max. Oh, and I almost forgot the Spectrum as well :-)

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        • #5
          Peggy xl or Q any body modded to 503

          Many thanks Bob - just the info I was hoping for!

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            Peggy xl or Q any body modded to 503

            I know a guy that used to bend the top engine mount to make them fit...... Farmers engineering at its best :-)
            flying is good for you!

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            • #7
              Peggy xl or Q any body modded to 503

              I did a mod on a Q Wing to fit a 503 so there will be a MAAN for it......the amusing thing was when the CAA came to do the noise test. It 'passed' on the third attempt, just as the engine stopped due to running out of fuel....the owner who was flying it landed in the field next to the runway and all was OK
              AndyB

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              • #8
                Peggy xl or Q any body modded to 503

                Many thanks Andy, not at the point of changing the engine just yet but have reassurances from 'technical' that a 503 poses no issues!

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