Category: Maintenance

Dynamic Balancing

Next up is a quick maintenance task to do a dynamic balance on the prop. There is this neat little device called the DynaVibe which allows you to do a very good dynamic balance on your prop / engine combo. You mount an accelerometer on the engine, a photo-cell and tape on a prop blade,

Weight & Balance

It’s time to find out the damage. Have I made it lighter, or heavier? All those good ideas add up and the day of recogining comes when you roll onto the scales. No matter “WHY” you added those items, they will all show up in the final weight. Now keep in mind that I got

Wing Folding

Well, Since it’s one of the key “features” of the Kitfox, I figured I best try and fold the wings and make sure everything was rigged properly. Also, I had to replace some fuel lines so I needed access to the end of the fuel tanks. Final results, yep, they fold. It’s amazing how easy

Fuel Return Line

So one of the recent additions by Rotax is the recommendation to have a return fuel line from the engine to the tank to ensure cool fresh fuel gets to the carbs. There are a couple of ways that you can plumb that line, but they all share a common requirement. You must put a

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,