Morgan Cheetah - engine options?

Picker

New Member
#1
Hi there, exploring what is involved putting a Jab 3300 into a Cheetah. Thought this may be a good place to ask the question. They did not come with this as an engine option (looking at the Morgan webpage) so was hoping someone may have some experience with this subject. Thanks (Photo for interest and pinched from the Morgan webpage)

 

Picker

New Member
#3
I thought so as well, it was an option with the Cheetah Sierra series but looking at the page here Morgan Aeroworks - Cheetah the 3300 option in the Cheetah is not listed hence my confusion. From that page....

Power Plants
Jabiru 2200 - 4 Cylinder 80hp
Rotax 912 - 4 Cylinder 80hp
Rotax 582 - 2 Cylinder 65hp
 

robinsm

Rag and tube flyer
First Class Member
#4
Hi there, exploring what is involved putting a Jab 3300 into a Cheetah. Thought this may be a good place to ask the question. They did not come with this as an engine option (looking at the Morgan webpage) so was hoping someone may have some experience with this subject. Thanks (Photo for interest and pinched from the Morgan webpage)

Theres an aircraft I knew for a while, havent seen it for a couple of years now. Was very impressed with it, and its pilot.
 

Camel

Well-Known Member
#5
The original Cheetahs had cloth covered wings and the later SIERRA was all metal and was optioned with 3300.
You should call Ray and ask. I have flown the 3300 Sierra and is a good performer.
 
#6
Theres an aircraft I knew for a while, havent seen it for a couple of years now. Was very impressed with it, and its pilot.
I too remember that aircraft and it’s pilot owner too . He was a very prominent contributor and supporter of this site in the early days .
 
#7
Not sure what has happened to the pilot but the Cheetah 19-5151 is in the hangar I've recently rented a space in Goulburn. It is very unloved, buried in dust, has flat tires and shoved into the back of the hangar.

Steve
 
#9
Is the engine dead? Can't say but it is an early Jabiru engine. The engine mount welding is none too flash but aside from this it looks flyable.
 

robinsm

Rag and tube flyer
First Class Member
#11
This aircraft attended many of the flyins and was seen at most, if not all, events for a few years. The then owner was as keen as mustard. Canberra public servant so may be on transfer etc etc. Nice chap.
 

frank marriott

Well-Known Member
#14
Used to..(belongs to) Slartibartfast ( last posted 2016)
Had an occasion flying into Watts Bridge to experience the on air behaviour of this individual. Suffice to say I (and a following CPL/instructor) have a different opinion of the professionism/airmanship of this individual. But I accept everyone is entitled to their opinion. I didn’t respond on the radio but waited in the vicinity of the aircraft a couple of times during the day hoping to meet him to discuss the legal requirements in relation to circuit entry. Unfortunately or perhaps fortunately we did not meet - but you take people as you find them (or not as the case may be).
 
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kgwilson

Well-Known Member
#18
The build log of this aircraft is in the Morgan Aeroworks Forum. Ross and Joshua built and logged the builds of their Cheetahs in the thread Building "Cowboy Up", a Cheetah Kit It's a shame it has become unloved. The quality of the build was excellent. There are several other threads from Ross (aka Slaribartfast) in the Morgan Forums. He was a very keen pilot for a long time.
 
#19
Just a quick update. Seems the owner has been caught up on some large work projects, hence the state of the aircraft.

As an aside, a couple of the sharp aluminum edges of the wing frame seem to have cut there way through the fabric. Could large temperature changes in the hanger have caused this?
 
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