drseti wrote:bstrachan wrote:
"Bing carburetors belong on motorcycles."
Pretty strong generalization. There are advantages (and limitations) to fuel injection. There are advantages (and limitations) to carburetors. One size does not fit all.
Note I said BING carburetors. I didn't say ANYTHING about fuel injection.
SU carbs are variable venturi carburetors just like Bings, but they have a couple of significant advantages.
1. No rubber diaphragm to wear out and break
2. A vastly simpler, less troublesome start device.
And then there is the good old Marvel carburetor. People have been flying for nearly a century with manual mixture controls. It seems to be a skill most of us can master.
So why do we have Bing carbs on the Rotax? "Buy German?"