EAA1044Youthbuild added a topic in Kitfox IReplacing header tankDuring our rebuild of our EAA chapter's Kitfox 1 we are looking for options to replace the large header tank between the firewall and instrument panel that it came with. We are fabricating new fuel tanks for each wing. About 6 gallons each. The original kit had only one wing tank so a smaller header would be fine.
We have read and discussed the various header tank venting scenarios and engine stoppage and were wondering what our options are. How did the factory change the fuel system on later models?
EAA Chapter 1044
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EAA1044Youthbuild added a topic in Kitfox ITail offset for engine rotationOur EAA chapter has a donated Kitfox 1 that local kids are rebuilding under our supervision. It is a major renovation down to the airframe. The owner who gifted it to us had a Rotax 582UL installed. He said the original kit was for an engine that turned the opposite direction and suggested that we change the tail offset to accommodate the change. He as been flying it with lots of rudder at takeoff and a trim tab to help in cruise.
Has anyone encountered this before and have any suggestions other than just cutting the tubes and changing the offset equally to the other side and rewelding?
VP EAA Chapter 1044 Overgaard AZ.
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