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  1. flyboy01 added a post in a topic Kitfox S/N 1000 Restoration! N73BH   

    The SB you posted is for the new BRP line of rotax engines.
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  2. flyboy01 added a post in a topic Kitfox S/N 1000 Restoration! N73BH   

    Thanks wypaul for the concern. I would be running only MOGAS as I couldn't afford avgas anyway... This SB by rotax states that if using MOGAS full synthetic oil (Which is what I bought) should be used. https://www.experimentalaircraft.info/doc/rotax/si-18-1997-r5.pdf 
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  3. flyboy01 added a post in a topic Calling on the creative storage guys   

    If you think you don't have hangar space... My plane is in a 9'x22' shed!
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  4. flyboy01 added a post in a topic Powerfin prop on a 912   

    JimChuck, did you end up going with the powerfin or sticking with the IVO? If you want to sell either let me know!

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  5. flyboy01 added a post in a topic Kitfox S/N 1000 Restoration! N73BH   

    Chris, check out the link JimChuck posted, Mobil 1 5-w30 is the recommended oil for the 912 and is on sale right now at O'Reilly's . I also just learned today that the spark plugs are a 16mm deep socket and are tightened to 177 inch/lbs. I'm going to start working on the engine in ernest soon. Does anyone know where I can find a exhaust bend for the pilot's side? They seem really expensive from rotax... 
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  6. flyboy01 added a post in a topic Kitfox S/N 1000 Restoration! N73BH   

    If anyone wants to know what motor oil a 912uls uses, I just picked up 3 quarts of 5-w30 Mobil 1 Full Synthetic Motor Oil from O' Reily's. for $9.99 a quart. I am also still looking for new blades for my 72" IVO ultralight, although I did just contact someone on Barnstormers who has a two-blade Magnum for $300.
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  7. flyboy01 added a post in a topic Kitfox S/N 1000 Restoration! N73BH   

     
    That's a good Idea! I don't have a big body shop locally but I'll call around and see if anyone would be willing to do something like that.
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  8. flyboy01 added a post in a topic Kitfox S/N 1000 Restoration! N73BH   

    I just realized that maybe the HH in my SN (HH604-75) stands for Hammer Head.
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  9. flyboy01 added a post in a topic Kitfox S/N 1000 Restoration! N73BH   

    So grove just responded to this e-mail I sent:
    Hello, I have a model III Kitfox with Grove Gear that was involved in a accident. The pilot’s side has been bent in about 2 inches. The serial number is HH604-75, is it possible straighten these gear or will I have to replace them.

    Thank you,
    Nile McMillion

    And I got this response:
    Hi Nile,

    Unfortunately, your gear was manufactured by Hammer Head and not Grove. As it is no longer cost effective for us to repair that manufacturers gear, we recommend you order a new one.
    Thank you,

    Florence Baldino

    Grove Aircraft Landing Gear Systems Inc.
    Does anyone know anything about this? I can't find anything online except for a Hammer Head Aviation that only makes composite parts like cowlings and wheel pants. Also what Oil Cooler are you running on your 912? Mine is a Earl's Performance Products oil cooler but it needs to be replaced. Any help is appreciated! 




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  10. flyboy01 added a post in a topic Kitfox S/N 1000 Restoration! N73BH   

    Did you mean 7075-T6 ? I don't know how long my grove gear have been on but I suspect they were installed in 2008.  I'll give them a call but I am also open to building or buying other gear.
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  11. flyboy01 added a post in a topic Kitfox 5 Checklists   

    I have checklists for a 912 Series 3 along with service manuals and builders guide if there's anything similar you might want pics of.
     
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  12. flyboy01 added a post in a topic Kitfox S/N 1000 Restoration! N73BH   

    Alright! Tubing is on its way! BTW has anyone ever tried straightening Grove Gear? The pilot's side is bent in about ~4-5 inches. What are your opinions on Grive vs Cabane vs Standard? Does anyone have a set of gear they would be willing to part with for cheap? 
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  13. flyboy01 added a post in a topic Kitfox S/N 1000 Restoration! N73BH   

    It's been a long time since I've posted anything on here, but thanks to the amazing amount of support I've been blessed with from my GoFundMe campaign, I am happy to say that I will be ordering the 4130 Tubing I need from A.S. this week. I would love to get your opinions on anything you would do differently or anything else I should order. Thanks for your support!
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  14. flyboy01 added a post in a topic Kitfox S/N 1000 Restoration! N73BH   

    Thanks for the correction Jim, I will look into polycarbonate.
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  15. flyboy01 added a post in a topic Kitfox S/N 1000 Restoration! N73BH   

    Thanks Jim, i. I did mean Plexiglass, as in Acrylic. the stuff I would be using would be .100 acrylic sheet with a 10 year no-craze or yellow warranty: https://plaskolite.com/catalog/optix-acrylic/ I would heat form it like these guys did on a Kitfox: Kitfox windshield How to replace It Simple I live 2.5 hours from the nearest big town and 45 minutes from a very small town so I don't exactly have easy access to most supplies.
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