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Old 01-21-2016, 06:11 PM   #11
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Hi Keith - you ask how I am liking the 912is sport- yep, it is very cool engine - smooth and seems really well matched to the Kitfox. I mentioned that the only issue I have had with it is a couple of the electrical connectors that would develop intermittent contact. The solution wast to tie them off tightly to ensure the male and female pins were in constant contact- since doing that I have not had any issues. Just got the 50 hr oil report back from Blackstones and all good - slight elevated readings on a couple of metals that they put down to the new engine. John Mc Bean suggests running the engine @ 5200rpm. My Airmaster is programmed to govern at 5000rpm and it seems smooth and happy there. I have tried it at 5200 and I dont see much difference. Will keep experimenting with that. The Fuel system is a little different and Kitfox has manufactured a very nice fuel manifold that houses the fine filter, pressure sender and by pass valve and that makes the fuel system between the pumps and engine very neat

So at this stage, very happy with it.

Josh, thanks for the confirmation on the conversion from Lt to US gals - and as for your probing Q about when the US will go metric ....... I think Canada will appoint you as Ambassador with diplomatic skills like that!!!

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Old 01-21-2016, 07:22 PM   #12
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Ross,
Thank you for the well written reply. Sounds like you are on your way to many trouble free hours.
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Old 01-21-2016, 07:24 PM   #13
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Just fuel inject your own 912 for way cheaper. http://www.sdsefi.com/aircraft.html

3.78 liters to the US gallon. 1 US Gallon is .83 Imperial (4 liters) When are you guys going to switch to metric like the rest of the world?

Esser, are you using one of these systems? I had looked into them a while back but honestly forgot about it.

Maybe a pm would be better or another thread. I don't want to get off topic any further with Ross's thread. Sounds like he has built a very nice plane!
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Old 01-23-2016, 10:15 PM   #14
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Hi Ross,

Great to read your thoughts on the first 70 hours, it's all usfull info for me!
I'm still making progress... We have a wedding comming up in a few weeks so I won't get much done in Febuary but I have 3 weeks off in March that will be Kitfox time.
You and Gail will have to make the hop across the hill one day!
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Old 01-27-2016, 04:55 AM   #15
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Hey Ben,

All the best for the wedding - pass on our best wishes to Kath too!

I think it is great that there is someone on this site talking of fitting in getting married with finishing the build!!! Mostly I think we are a little older...... I wish I was doing this at your age...

And yes, we are looking at weather and hope to come over the hill as soon as the weather provides a reasonable envelope - isn't there is a big difference in the weather over your way to the weather here?!

so all the best for the big event - and best wishes for the wedding too!

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Old 01-27-2016, 01:33 PM   #16
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Good to read your report Ross, 70 hrs in 2 months of summer!!!

Let us know when you want to come this way for a day. Tom & Marsha
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Old 01-27-2016, 04:23 PM   #17
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Will do Tom. We are looking at good weather patterns - thinking of flying in Gheehi flats to camp overnight shortly so might keep coming to Tumut.

Did I see the Skyfox that you restored up for sale again? it looked like a bargain to me - what size engine did that have?

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Old 01-28-2016, 01:20 AM   #18
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Thanks Ross, yes our weather patterns are a little different this side of the range. I often look at the weather over your side and can't believe where in the same state!
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