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Pagintheair
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Kitfox II bungees

Post by Pagintheair » Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:37 am

Hi,
I am new to microlight flying, and have bought G-BPKK.
I wish to replace the bungees. Kitfox want me to pay c£150 postage!
I can source bungee cord, but cannot find anyone in the UK who can ferrule the loops - can anybody help?
Also, can friction lock throttle cables be replaced?
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Re: Kitfox II bungees

Post by Ian Melville » Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:13 am

Can you use safety wire like the Avid guys use?
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Re: Kitfox II bungees

Post by mikehallam » Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:34 pm

If the bungee mounts allow, look at winding on thinner long bungee cord to obtain tension and CSA of the original cord to mimic it's characteristics. And make off the ends with non slip knots as convenient ?
Looser wire check straps as per eg Escapade can save you prop. should the suspect bungees give way.

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Re: Kitfox II bungees

Post by dino » Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:06 am

My Renegade had bungees that were whipped into loops.
If that's acceptable you could try yacht chandlers/riggers - it's pretty standard sailing practice.
I did my own FWIW. I did do quite a few tests before I was happy though !
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Re: Kitfox II bungees

Post by Pagintheair » Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:20 pm

Thanks to all who have made helpful suggestions.
I have managed to find someone who will manufacture and provide certification - all for under £80.00 - Ibex Marinas in Bury.
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