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  1. I am working on the mains today and found these calipers. They have kind of a weird mounting as they just float around on three pins. Anyone else use these? They seem like the could bind up and cause problems. Mike




  2. I noticed I have from 3/8" all the way down to 1/4" fuel lines in my fuel system. What size is correct for the line from the gascolator to the pulse pump? Right now they have 5/16" coming out of the gascolator into a fuel filter which reduces down to 1/4" at the pulse pump. Should there even be a filter in this line? My build manual does not show one. I have a fuel system diagram from a Ktfox 4 that shows mostly 5/16", but it doesn't say anything about engine size and the tanks are much larger than mine. Mike
  3. The tires on my bird have seen way better days. I need to replace them before my first flight. I don't see a whole lot of replacement tires in the 8 inch size from ACS or CPS. Do any of you guys use ATV tires? I think Carlisle used to make a turf tire that I liked but I don't see them anywhere. I will not be doing any off airport landings but do prefer grass to asphalt. Any ideas are much appreciated. Mike
  4. Post on 991CD and me in Kitfox I

    By ppilotmike, posted
    I will use this thread to document my ownership of 991CD, model 1 S/N 207. My intended use for this bird is to quickly get me back in the air so the first round of maintenance will include a very good condition inspection and repair of airworthiness items I find. I also intend to put CD on a diet. The first weight reduction is the removal of the BRS chute system, it is out of date and the webbing looks questionable anyway. Today I removed the interior and the BRS and started looking over the airframe. The first step was a wash job, boy is this plane dirty!

    BRS, rocket/chute container, 22lBS.
     

    All that remains is some of the webbing.

    I assume this is the infamous "Jesus" bolt. Should I modify the airframe now with another bracket or could I put that off for a winter project?

    This  area of the gear looks a little hillbilly, if you look close you can see where the safety cable has cut right thru the metal doubler inside the airframe, gotta love duct tape repairs!

    As corny as it looks, it seems to have been this way for a while. I think I will leave this for later unless it taxis weird.


    Small hole in the fabric. Having never done any fabric repair, could I leave this for later and can I patch it from the inside?

    Anyone recognize this stamping I am pretty sure it is covered with Stits as there is lots of red, what looks like polybrush inside?


    Every thing looks pretty good in the control system and there is very little slop.

    Small fuel leak, looks like someone has been chasing this before, I have some good sealer that should get me through the flying season.


    Hard to see in this picture but the spars appear to have been sloshed with some kind of primer, maybe zinc chromate. Well thats it for this episode back to work tomorrow. Mike