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    Registering “Plans Built” aircraft in Canada.

    Hey everyone, I have been trying to find these answers for a couple days on Transport Canada sites as well as general online searches with little to no luck. I’ve only ever registered ultralight aircrafts that were built by the manufacturers and I only restored them. So they already came with...
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    Why the animosity towards ultralights?

    Hey everyone I’m curious in hearing your thoughts as to why there’s such a high amount of animosity towards ultralight pilots, their aircraft and their instructors, specifically from individuals who are perhaps licensed higher and/or own certified aircraft? Myself, I started out on...
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    What connector for radio cable?

    Looking for input on which connector to get for my radio antenna cable. It’s a shielded cable but wasn’t sure if regular coax connectors would work or something that Aircraftspruce shows? Connector will be inline and not on an end. I’d been meaning to get a connector for the cable because it...
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    Engine mount ideas?

    Hey everyone i am out of ideas for fabbing up the mount for a bmw 1150 engine in my avid flyer. to make things easier I put my questions in video. Link attached. Thanks in advance.
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    BMW redrives

    Hey everyone, im finally buckling down my BMW 1150cc engine build and am ready to start fitting a redrive. I am just looking to find out people's experiences with different setups. Also if you can share with me the companies you know who manufacture them. Im aware of rotax C setup and...
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    Rotax 912 Carbs Selling a pair of 912 carbs on eBay and just wanted to share the link. thanks
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    Subaru Redrive, PSRU

    I purchased a newly rebuilt and complete Subaru EA81 engine that came with a redrive. However this style redrive doesn't fit in my current cowling so I am using my previous one. Comes with everything needed to bolt on including propeller hub(not pictured). Video...
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    Rotax 912 carb sync.

    Well, after some down time with the plane over the winter and redoing cooling issues etc. I'm just about to wrap up it all up once the plumbing is done. This weekend I will be running and syncing the carbs. The previous owner installed this freshly rebuilt stratos EA81 and encountered loss in...
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    Matco cylinder leak

    Hey everyone just looking for some insight on this. I have rerun new lines and fittings on the brakes. Filled with fluid until leaking out the "SHCS" on the top reservoir cover, bled the brakes and they are working nice and solid. However every few depressions of the pedal I'm hearing the...
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    Avid/Kitfox Subaru experts...I need your opinion

    Hey everyone, I purchased an Avid MK4 with a subaru ea81 in it with twin carb conversion. I have a larger 2bbl single engine all fresh and ready to go but am gonna stick with this setup. However the throttle setup is not setup properly to maintain synchronization. So I am looking for different...
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    Kitfox Model 1 Fuselage and Misc. Also Model 3 Wings

    Hey everyone, picked up an already finished plane as time for building was sparse. So selling off others that I have. Here is the link for the Kitfox model 1 and Misc. asking $2700.00 US Additionally, but not listed on this link is a nice set of Model 3 wings. Asking $1850.00 US The wings are...
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    EA81 help and setup preference?

    Hey Everyone, hoping to get some input from those who have experience with the EA81. I recently (a couple months ago) purchased a fresh rebuilt EA81 with redrive all receipts included. It has the original manifold but the upgraded 2 barrel weber on it. Now I just purchased an Avid MKIV already...
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    Building a BMW 1150 engine (redrive?)

    So after stewing over engines for what seemed like months and months I had decided to build a BMW 1150 Dual ignition engine for my Kitfox. My donor engine came from a 2005. I have rebuilt the entire engine including having the crank turned and heads done case journals measured. Replaced all...
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    corvair 5th bearing type

    Hey everyone, I am just helping out a friend who was wondering about me machining a 5th bearing housing for his corsair conversion at work. However can anyone tell me what style bearing is used on the crank for this setup? I should get my hands on one so I can CNC this part for him. Thanks
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    Rotax 582 exhaust

    Has anyone ever made their own exhaust for a Rotax engine. I am thinking of making one and am just interested in others experiences and how they turned out? What things to consider etc. Also has anyone tried a snowmobile exhaust setup? Thanks
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    Kitfox (suzuki 1.3 or rotax 583)

    Hey everyone just looking for some help/info. I am building the kitfox clone (the raven) and am just looking into engine Options. I currently have a rotax 583 LC from a sled I was going to completely rebuild. But now have available a geo metro 1.3 fuel injected engine. I've done a bunch of...
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    Zenith 701 with Rotax 582???

    Hey guys, I have a Rotax 582 that I am currently building for a Kitfox but looking at the Zenith 701 I am wondering if it would fit that plane?
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    Rotax 583 Dual ignition head???

    Hey Everyone I'm building up a Rotax 583 Liquid Cooled engine for a kitfox and just have a question. I vaguely recall reading something about someone have the stock head of a 583 machined for the dual ignition. Is this correct or possible? Or am I thinking of something else. I'd like to convert...
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    Sonerai IIL plans

    Hey everyone I am still fighting to make up my mind about which ultralight I'd like to build. What its come down to is the Raven (kitfox clone) and a Sonerai IIL. These two because my main goal is to find a plans built two place ultralight either using a VW or a Rotax 582 so I have come to these...
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    Kitfox (Raven) plans

    Hey everyone i purchased a set of raven plans and am curious if anyone else who has purchased these find them difficult to read/understand? They seem very vague. I'm still trying to figure out which type of plans built ultralight I'd like to build between a sonerai 2, Hummel h5, and the raven...