so just to make sure i'm imagining this correctly. When you speak of the benifit of metal on metal, do you mean how the two L brackets are connected on either side of the hangars by rivets? The metel isnt actually touching but connected by the rivet?
hey guys sorry for the absence, i've been busy in college, I'm in an aviation program in Bend Oregon, currently working on my ppl. getting close now. I've been working on the kitfox at a snails pace, I dont really have the coin to just buy a new motor yet. Ive been thinking about all my options to re power it. im in the process of putting in new lexan. I took out the header tank and i'm going to add a new one behind the seat, I really had to do it to get more leg room. i've started working on a new instrument panel does anyone have dimensions for a panel to go into a model 1? i've cut out a bunch of slightly different shapes that could work. unfortunately i have to move the plane because the storage unit people don't like me working on it. Around here in Bend Oregon its a nightmare to find a hangar or even space. I want to put a yamaha engine on it, i cant afford a 912, atleast not right now. It would be hard to get a motor mount too from what I have heard. Where I live its nothing but tree's. I need another wing tank too. . lots of work this winter.
EDMO, how did you change the fork end to a rod end? do the just screw into the bottom of the elevator tube? what size, I have a Model 1. My Manual calls for an AN23-9 bolt, would you still use this bolt with a rod end?
are your tanks alluminum? are they the fuel resistant ones? i have one 9ngallon alluminum tank on one side and storage on the other. Ill probably replace both. I yanked the nosetank. the cockpit smells like fuel so im redoing the fuel system.
ok so im having the sone trouble with thr seat pan rubbing the control surfaces. I read about it in another forrum that listed some sugestions such as straps and netting. I also notice some of the tubes are bent but i read thats normal. what do you guys think?
what do you guys think about the wooden flaperon attachment points? i've read about the alluminum reinforcements to ensure more side load strength. If I want to reinforce it will i have to remove all the fabric on the wigs and recover. Mine seem to be in good condition but ive heard the horror stories, id sure feel better if they were reinforced.
it has one wing tank on one side and the other side has storage. I haven't investigated the wing tank that much yet. Will it be necessary to add another winf tank if I yank the nose tank. I know I'll still have a header tank behind the seat but I don't imagine it will hold as much as that massive nose tank.
I think it's pretty good, the foam was still there with only a tiny bit missing so I decided to just keep it simple and epoxy it shut. you can see a clear epoxy layer in there but I think if I paint it it will look fine. I'll add a revet or two later. I'm curious as to how to move the header tank. It smells like gas in the cockpit, does moving the header tank and putting a new panel give you a little more knee room? I could use it. ok one more question for now, I'm milking you guys for everything your worth :). how should I address the surface rust on some of the tubes? I was thinking I would Sand the rust that I can get to and then primer and paint. the rust isn't that bad but it's an eyesore and I wasnt to stop it from getting worse.