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Monthly Archives: January 2010

New Panel

Here’s the latest update from this weekend. I now have the panel installed and all of the main power & electrical system wiring done. Still to go is headset wiring, engine monitor wiring, complete fuel system rebuild. Good times! Here’s the main power distribution center. Fuse panel, crowbar overvoltage module and relay for alternator feed, […]

Installing Oil Pressure Sender

Thought I would do a quick review of the Remote Oil Pressure kit that you can get from Kitfox Aircraft. It allows you to move the oil pressure sender off of the Rotax 912 and back to the firewall to get extended longevity by reducing the vibrations that it gets from the engine. The kit […]

Wiring teardown

Let the games begin. This weekend I pulled most everything apart. I started by one by one removing each wire from the back of the panel and electrical bus. By selectively either cutting and removing, or taping and labeling each wire that I needed to keep. Once everything was traced out and clearly understood, I […]

Oil Pressure Variations

Over the last few months the engine has developed this neat new feature. It really get’s your attention on takeoff. At random times the oil pressure will drop to about half reading, sound an alarm on the engine monitor, then return to normal with no changes by the pilot. It will bounce around up and […]

Winter Projects

With winter here in full swing now it’s time to get started on the projects. This will of course result in perfect good weather being bestowed as soon as the first screws come out of the cowl! Projects planned include: New Panel blank & instrument layout Removal of second alternator / battery / wiring Rewire […]