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nickyd - n/a
17-Apr-06, 05:09 PM

Can anyone recommend a rev counter for a dual ignition (Ducati) 503. Hopefully for around the 30 or 40 mark as I don't fancy paying for the Rotax one!



team black - n/a
17-Apr-06, 05:51 PM
After all the money you threw at your last craft, you tight wad!!! Tinytachs are still available from some suppliers- I'd try skydrive as Conrad no longer sells them

keith_b - n/a
17-Apr-06, 08:43 PM

I have just fitted a TA020 from Skydrive to my dual ignition 503:


Works fine,


nickyd - n/a
17-Apr-06, 11:28 PM
Ok so maybe you have a point Ewan, but then half the point of going 503 is to try and limit the enormous spending of money only to sit in the paddock all weekend!! http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_smile.gif

Got it running this weekend and nothing flew off or broke so should be rocking for the first meeting!

Will give Skydrive a ring, thanks guys


jon_curtis - n/a
20-Apr-06, 11:56 AM
don't go to sky drive they are expensive!

Light aero spares in exeter! i know are at least 10% cheaper than skydrive, on all gauges senders etc etc.

keith_b - n/a
20-Apr-06, 03:40 PM

The premium I paid with Skydrive (2) for this item gave me confidence that they have sold me a 503 ready rev counter, and they have because it works. Before this, I went painfully via the cheap route and got a rotax rev counter for 2 less through an alterntive supplier, which didn't work - both units look the same.

The 2 premium is worth it against the effort of understanding the minutae of Chinese rev counter design - which possibly has more engineering merit. I'd rather have a working rev counter.

I only hope that others may learn from my pain.


nickyd - n/a
20-Apr-06, 04:01 PM

That is exactly what I thought, which is why a rev counter is winging its way (excuse the pun!) to me from Skydrive as we speak!


jon_curtis - n/a
20-Apr-06, 07:36 PM
um, the ones light aero spares sell are exactly the

same as skydrive, but CHEAPER!they come from the states, they are a massive importer of aircraft spares.

as for the lecture about 'the buying of a rev counter' you really know how to patronise someone! thanks very much for that!

i was just trying to suggest a very good company, that could save you money! in future i won't bother!

as for you spending large amounts of money twice, ha ha! skydrive are not the be all and end all of microlight spares suppliers! buying cheaper does not ness mean your buying c**p!

keith_b - n/a
20-Apr-06, 08:52 PM

You are too sensitive.

I think you understood my response the sympathetic "ha ha" gave it away, it was a waste of money for me. That is my point, I should have gone straight to skydrive as I have no idea about rev counters. The cheaper rev counter was not c**p, it just did not work with my engine, even though it was nearly identical and came with the same instructions. That is why the skydrive route is a more reliable route in my exerience, and I am passing this on.

I am pleased you are able to buy microlight spares at a lower cost from a very good company, I'll add them to my list of suppliers.