Rotax 582 for JHB

The versatile 3-axis Microlight from Rainbow Aircraft, manufactured completetly in South Africa.

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Rotax 582 for JHB

Unread post by JOJO » Mon May 31, 2010 5:41 pm

Hi Cheetah lovers. What is your opinion on the Cheetah with a Rotax 582... to fly around JHB? Is there enough horsepower?
Is the 85Hp enough to fly at high altitude as we do on the Highveld... or for the highveld the 912 is a must??
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Re: Rotax 582 for JHB

Unread post by Hennie van Zyl » Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:40 am

Phone Philip at 083 302 4881. He is "Mr Cheetah" and drives a 582 Cheetah
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Re: Rotax 582 for JHB

Unread post by George » Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:43 am

How big are you and how long is the strip you intend to operate from. Should not be a problem, but if you 130kg's and want to operate from 200m strip may not be the best idea....
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Re: Rotax 582 for JHB

Unread post by JOJO » Sat Jun 05, 2010 10:54 pm

I'm not very worried with the length of the strips... all the strips one tends to use are long enough, I would think?!
I'm more worried to fly 2 people plus little luggage (say 190kg) + fuel?? What would maximum useful weight be on a 85 Hp?
Also your opinion on Jabiru vs Rotax? I heard that Juabiru's service in SA is not that good? Is that the case?
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Re: Rotax 582 for JHB

Unread post by Hennie van Zyl » Sun Jun 06, 2010 5:41 am

JOJO wrote:I'm not very worried with the length of the strips... all the strips one tends to use are long enough, I would think?!
I'm more worried to fly 2 people plus little luggage (say 190kg) + fuel?? What would maximum useful weight be on a 85 Hp?
Also your opinion on Jabiru vs Rotax? I heard that Juabiru's service in SA is not that good? Is that the case?
The 582 will carry that weight- if early morning.
Jab engines have been radically improved- Nothing wrong
with them. My last Jabbi was maintained by Legair at Springs
and they are great.

Keep in mind that the Rotax engines run the prop via gearbox
which greatly improves performance whereas the Jabbi is a direct
drive and therefor will use much more runway. Groete
rod smith
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Re: Rotax 582 for JHB

Unread post by rod smith » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:58 am

Stay within the limits, which are surprisingly generous, and the 582 Cheetah does well on the Highveld.

Rod Smith

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