Unairworthy

Improper routing.

2

On aircraft with folding wings, such as those from Kitfox and RANS, one needs to be careful to mount all wires and tubes on the forward side of the aft spar bolt. If not, when the wings are folded, any wires or tubes on the aft side of the bolt will be crushed, as evidenced here.

—Vic Syracuse

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  1. Mr. Vic,
    I just want you to know that you are the reason why I subscribe to kit planes. Every article you submit has an important message. For a first time builder such as myself, the input, advice and, and tips you provide are invaluable for rookies like me. I cut out each one of your Un-Air Worthy pictures and pin them up on my shop wall.

    I just wish you would write a book on proper set up of home built aircraft.

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    You are highly valued and much appreciated my friend! Thank you for your contribution to home builders!

    Sincerest and Respectfully,

    Clyde Oyler

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