Category: Maintenance

2013 Annual Inspection

Well, it’s that time again. Time for the annual condition inspection! The good news is that there was nothing to fix this year. Just run the compression tests, open all the access panels, lube the pivots and put it back together and return to service. The only new change I made, was to remove the

Alaska Bushwheel Tailwheel

I thought I would share some info about my new tailwheel install. In searching around the net and on the Kitfox forum I was not able to find much concise information about how to do the finer points of setup etc. So here’s what I learned… First up, I needed to replace my tailwheel spring

Strut finishing

One of the projects that never got done originally was to finish the air-foiled strut coverings. They are made from ABS plastic and snap over the steel struts. Then they need to be finished to look good. This process is a bit involved. First up removing the struts from the wings, building wing stands to hold the

Electric trim installation

One of the big problems with the Kitfox Series 7 was the fact that this was the only year that the elevator had dual servo tabs installed. The benefit was greatly reduced elevator stick forces, the down side was a lack of elevator authority at slow speed and stall. There just wasn’t enough up elevator

Rotax Soft Start Module

This last weekend I installed the Soft Start module for my Rotax 912S. Thought I would give a quick report and a couple of pictures. The main module install was fairly easy as it’s a plug and play setup with matching connectors for your ignition module and a single wire you hookup to the starter