Category Archives: Service Bulletins

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A game-changing engine upgrade to Aerochute’s flagship model; The Fiate MZ202

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Prepare to be thrilled, aviation enthusiasts! Aerochute International, the prestigious manufacturer of recreational powered parachutes, has received official approval (Hummerchute-71-001 Issue 1) to install the remarkable Fiate MZ202 engine in its beloved Hummerchute model. This monumental development follows extensive testing and compliance measures, bringing a wave of excitement to the powered parachute community. With the discontinuation of the Rotax 582cc engine, the availability of the Fiate MZ202 as a commercial option signals a new era of power and performance.

The powerful, lightweight MZ 202 ultralight engine is the result of a union of space age materials, innovative design and state of the art manufacturing methods. 

The Fiate MZ202: A Thrilling Powerhouse:
When it comes to reliability and performance, the Fiate MZ202 engine reigns supreme in the world of aviation. This fan air-cooled, reed valve-controlled 2-cylinder-inline-2-stroke engine boasts two carburetors and Nikasil coated cylinders. Sporting one of the highest power-to-weight ratios in the 63 HP engine market, the MZ202 delivers exhilarating performance. Its fully electronic ignition system ensures maximum reliability and minimal maintenance, while the powerful 180 Watt alternator provides ample power for all your needs. Weighing a mere 42 kilograms (92 pounds), including the electric starter, carburetors, fuel pump, cooling system, and exhaust system, the MZ202 sets new standards in lightweight construction.

Unleashing Enhanced Performance and Features:
With the integration of the Fiate MZ202 engine, the Hummerchute MZ202 now boasts a standard electric starter motor, ensuring hassle-free takeoffs. Surpassing its predecessor, the MZ202 matches the weight of the Rotax 582 without the starter motor. The engine’s compact design and lightweight construction contribute to its remarkable performance. Weighing in at approximately 42 kilograms (92 pounds), it stands as one of the lightest engines in its class. Yet, don’t let its size fool you; the MZ202 delivers an impressive power output of around 63 horsepower at 6200 RPM, guaranteeing an adrenaline-pumping experience for powered parachuting enthusiasts. Moreover, its fuel efficiency aligns seamlessly with the Hummerchute’s reputation for economical operation, prolonging flight durations and reducing operating costs.

Reduced Maintenance Costs
The Fiate MZ202 engine offers an extended time between overhauls, with a recommended time between overhauls (TBO) of 500 hours on condition. This remarkable feature ensures a more economical lifetime service, reducing maintenance costs and allowing you to focus on what matters most—soaring through the skies with a broad smile on your face.

Aerochutes  Testament to Safety and Quality:
Aerochute International’s decision to replace the Rotax 582cc engine with the Fiate MZ202 engine was not made lightly. The company underwent extensive testing and compliance measures to ensure seamless integration and uncompromising safety. Rigorous evaluations of power output, fuel consumption, durability, and overall performance were conducted, meeting the highest standards set by the aviation industry. The successful completion of these tests paved the way for official approval and subsequent commercial availability, providing pilots with the utmost confidence in the upgraded Hummerchute model.

Availability and Commercial Manufacturing: A Global Partnership:
Through its strategic partnership with Fiate Aviation, Aerochute International has made the Hummerchute model fitted with the Fiate MZ202 engine commercially available. This collaboration ensures that aviation enthusiasts worldwide can revel in the benefits of this extraordinary combination, knowing that comprehensive support, spare parts, and maintenance services will always be within reach. The partnership aims to establish a robust distribution network, guaranteeing international availability of the upgraded Hummerchute model and opening the doors to endless adventures in the skies.

Soar Higher with Aerochute International and the Fiate MZ202: Aerochute International’s approval to fit the Fiate MZ202 engine to its Hummerchute model marks a pivotal moment for the powered parachute community. With the discontinuation of the Rotax 582cc engine, the availability of the Fiate MZ202 as a replacement underscores the company’s commitment to providing high-performance and reliable options for aviation enthusiasts. The successful completion of extensive testing and compliance measures assures pilots of the MZ202’s exceptional performance, safety, and durability. Now commercially available, the stage is set for thrilling adventures in powered parachuting, pushing the boundaries of excitement and offering the ultimate flying experience.

Aerochute International is the exclusive Australian and Indian distributor for the MZ202 engine. Beyond the Hummerchute, the MZ202 is ideally suited for a range of other aircraft, including ultralights, hovercrafts, gyrocopters, and light experimental aircraft, where weight is a crucial factor. Embrace the future of aviation and take your aerial escapades to new heights with Aerochute International and the Fiate MZ202 engine.

 

Technical Specs

Engine type: Twin cylinder in line two stroke.
Cooling system: Free air cooled by propeller, or force air cooled by integral fan (optional).
Rotation: Clockwise when facing gear box. i.e. from the front in tractor format
Displacement: 626 c.c.
Bore / Stroke: 76 mm / 69 mm
Alternator output: Normally aspirated, 180 Watts. Fuel injection, 260 Watts.
Ignition system: Carbureted / Fuel Inj Fully electronic dual capacitive discharge / inductive mappedsystem.
Fuel metering: Twin carburetors or computerised electronic fuel injection.
Lubrication: Fully synthetic oil, pre-mixed 50:1 in fuel. (unleaded mogas)
Output power: Normally aspirated 66 Hp@ 6200 RPM, Fuel injection 69 Hp@ 6400 RPM
Weight: 42 Kgs. Complete with all ancillaries, including battery and wiring.
Options: Normally aspirated (carburetors), or electronic fuel injection. Fan cooling.
Guarantee: One year or 200 hours running time.
Time before overhaul: 500 hours running time. (on condition)
Time between de-cokes: Due to high efficiency, this engine should not normally require de-coking.

 

 


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Parachute Trim Check

Category:Service Bulletins

We recently found that some of the customers’ parachutes has exceed the recommended inspection period and found to be out of trim.  The Aerochute Ram-Air Parachute Manual has specified that:

The canopy assembly should be inspected in detail at approximately 40 hours flying time and then every 50 hours or 12 months whichever comes first, or if the canopy has been over loaded due to turbulence, snagging on launch or flight performance indicates that it is not flying to its optimum capabilities. A trim check should be carried out at 100hrs.

Aerochute International provides service for trim check, parachute inspection and repair. Simply box it up and send it to us. Alternatively, Aerochute owners can do the trim check by themselves or look for a local parachute rigger. 


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HummerChute has received UK CAA type certification

Category:Service Bulletins

Aerochute HummerChute model has received UK CAA type certification. It is the only legal two-seater powered parachute in UK!

Here is the news from Advance online magazine.


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Cruise control & brake upgrade

Category:Service Bulletins

Cruise Control- CASA Approved

     – –     It is always good to have some improvements for your Aerochute.  One of the options people have asked for is cruise control so we have designed a cruise control unit that is safe, affordable and easy to install.

The Cruise Control was originally designed and approved for the HummerChute. It is now approved for the Aerochute Dual. We have redesigned the original foot throttle stop which can now have a dual purpose to also hold the cruise control throttle cable.  The structure is also improved to prevent it from bending due to heavy load.

The cruise control lever is placed on the right hand side in front of the front seat bar for easy access. It is very easy to operate. The pilot simply controls the foot throttle bar as usual and then locks the throttle bar in position using the lever. You can easily unlock the throttle either by the lever or your foot to flick the throttle bar back to the original position.

Disc brake- CASA Approved

     The disc brake was also originally designed and approved for the HummerChute. With the new approval, it is now available for Aerochute Dual owners too!

The disc brake kit consists of two sets of brake discs and callpers, wheel mounts and brake handles. The disc brake is fitted to the rear wheels and the brake handles is mounted on the right hand side of the seat. The disc brake has been used and loved by many HummerChute owners. It not only reduces the landing distance effectively but can also be used as a steering brake with the brake handles.

The disc brake and cruise control kit are available now and sold separately. They come as a kit with installation guide so that you can install it by yourself.  We also provide installation service when requested.

Disc brake set $880 or $1200 fitted incl GST

Cruise control kit $275 or $350 fitted incl GST

Contact us to order the parts and for more information!


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Operations in the vicinity of non-controlled aerodromes.

Category:Service Bulletins

To all pilots, please read the revised CAAP 166-1 (3) providing guidance for pilots operating in the vicinity of non-controlled aerodromes.

Link can be found Here


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Aerochute Re-registration Procedure with RAAus

Category:Service Bulletins

Aerochute owners are required to provide the following information to RAAus for their re-registration every year.

1. A photo of the fuel tank with registration number.

2. A photo of the two stickers near the foot throttle showing airspeed limitations, weights, cockpit loads, frame No. and engine No, etc.

3. Total number of take-off and landings.

If you have any questions about your re-registration, please don’t hesitate to contact Aerochute office.

Tel: +61 3 9354 2612
Fax: +61 3 9354 2795
Email: info@aerochute.com.au


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Hummerchut​e Registrati​ons

Category:Service Bulletins

“Dear Hummerchute owner,

As many of you will be aware, some Hummerchute owners are currently experiencing difficulties registering their aircraft with Recreational Aircraft Australia (RAAus).

It appears that this is due to internal processing issues within RAAus and in no way reflects the manufacturing integrity of the Hummerchute. In fact, RAAus have issued the Hummerchute with an official Aircraft Type Acceptance in April 2010  (see below).

This temporary hiccup may relate to you if your Hummerchute is due for registration in the near future.

We are currently working closely with both RAAus  and CASA to seek immediate resolution to this issue and we will inform you once we have any further information.

In the interim, please feel free to contact me if you have further questions or queries.

Yours sincerely,

Stephen Conte CEO 

Aerochute Industries Pty Ltd.”


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Hummer Chute Approved

Category:Service Bulletins

 

The HummerChute is Aerochute Industries’ latest design in powered parachutes, using a Rotax 582 motor. It has been in design and testing for the last 18 months and has now been approved for sale.  Aerochute Industries has built and tested the HummerChute to the same rigorous testing standards it uses when introducing any new product to the public.  The criteria for the HummerChute was to produce a powered parachute with increased lifting performance, whilst keeping all the safety and stability characteristics of the original Aerochute design.  This, incidentally has stood the test of time, with 21 years of safe, stable, easy to use enjoyable flying.


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CASA- Service Upgrades to Hummerchute

Category:Service Bulletins

Dear HummerChute owners,

The Civil Aviation Authority (CASA) has finalised the approval documents and issued a type-certificate to signify the airworthiness of the HummerChute.

CASA has issued service bulletins for all the HummerChutes with frame No. between 376-463. These aircraft are required to perform the upgrades in order to comply with the type certificate.

The service bulletins, which can be downloaded :

Once completed, please fill in and sign the compliance form, on the last page of the service bulletin, and send it back to Aerochute Industries.

If you have any questions please contact us on 03 93542612.

Regards,

Stephen Conte

Aerochute Industries CEO


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