G-UFOX - Other (Stuff We Have Learnt)


Place some protective tape over the rocker cover for cylinder 2 - otherwise the port radiator and bracket will scratch it (like it did ours).


BEFORE fitting the engine mount frame onto the engine, ensure that you clean out the paint from the bottom of the little tubes that the bolts fit in. There must be a good electrical connection between the engine and the frame. Similarly, a good connection is required between the engine frame and the main chassis. The chassis bolt hole (for engine fame) should be cleaned and also the tag welded on the frame to connect the lead to the firewall mounting bolt should be cleaned. Much easier to do this before the engine is fitted.


The tabs on the seatbelt to anchor them to the chassis should be able to be rotated around the mounting bolt. The tab is slightly bent and we found assembly like the diagram best (although perhaps a little unconventional).

The seatbelt anchor tabs have an angle bent in them. For some mounting points, such as the lower and upper outboard anchor points it will be necessary to flatten the bend a little - otherwise they get too close to the control tubes - lower outboard mount shown in picture is too close to aileron control tube when full flap is applied.



The fuel breather pipe and pitot to ASI pipe can be fun, where the exit the wing and bend round the turtle deck. They can end up being a bit kinky. The only way round this is to shorted the pipe out of the wing as much as reasonably possible and also try using a hot air gun on the bend to try and "set" the plastic in a bend.


On the lower cowling, there is an inlet tube for the heater. You should smooth this spigot with sandpaper and lubricate it with silicon grease. This will make fitting the cowling much easier.


Here is the template we used for the fuel gauge, after incrementally adding 10 litres and marking the gauge. Yours may be different.


Mark the tyre and wheel with creep marks. Also mark the wheels with the required pressure (29 psi).


Grease the rear wheel and it's steering.


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