Flyboy Accessories Expands Product Line
Flyboy Accessories has expanded its product lines. In
addition to tail wheel upgrades, tail wheel tires, and
steering links for Van’s RV and Rocket aircraft, Flyboy Accessories now stocks many other items of interest
to homebuilders, including metalworking tools, oil filter
cutters, tungsten bucking bars, a full line of seat heaters,
firewall insulation kits, sliding canopy latches, weather-stripping, paint protection films, and more. The company
also offers a line of vinyl graphics. Visit it online at www.
FlyboyAccessories.com or call 888-835-9269.
Aircraft Spruce Acquires
SFRA Now Official in
Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co. has acquired SkySports International, founded in 1979 by Marshall
MacFarlane. SkySports produces its own line of
single and dual fuel systems and fuel probes, and it also
carries a complete line of products such as instruments, radios, GPS units, strobes, Comtronics helmet/intercom systems, Winter instruments, and hardware for the ultralight
market. All SkySports products are now available from the
Aircraft Spruce West and East warehouses.
For more information, call 877-477-7823 or visit www.
Rotax Revised Service
Rotax has released SI-912-003 R2/SI-914-005 R2:
Oil Connections With UNF Threads (AN- 8) for
Rotax Engine Type 912 and 914 Series Engines.
A new UNF thread (AN- 8) fitting with an 8-degree slope
is now available. This fitting is designed to be placed at
the bottom of the crankcase for the oil return line connection to the oil tank. This fitting allows more clearance and routing options for the connection of standard Aeroquip or Stratoflex oil lines. The fitting can be
ordered as a spare part or as an optional configuration
on a new engine.
Visit www.Rotax-Owner.com to learn more.
Pilots flying in the Washington, D.C., area are reminded of the special flight rules area (SFRA) that
went into place on February 17, 2009. The FAA
has codified the Washington, D.C., air defense identification zone (ADIZ) into a permanent special flight rules
area despite EAA and other aviation organizations’ efforts to eliminate the D.C. ADIZ or minimize the impact of these airspace restrictions and other operational
limitations on general aviation since the ADIZ was created after 9/11. A notice to airmen covers the flight restrictions, and pilots are advised to read it carefully before flying in the area. Visit www.FAA.gov/news and type
“Washington DC NOTAM Advisory” in the search field
at the top. Click on the first link that appears to read the
notice to airmen.
Sonex Aircraft Introduces Sub-Kits
Sonex Aircraft LLC announced yet another option for
building Sonex Aircraft: sub-kits for Sonex and Waiex
airframes. These sub-kits are designed to give Sonex and
Waiex builders more flexibility and options for constructing the Sonex aircraft. “Sonex has received requests
for Sonex and Waiex sub-kit building options since we
started offering a complete kit in 2001,” said Jeremy
Monnett, Sonex Aircraft LLC general manager and CEO.
Learn more at www.SonexAircraft.com.
Aerogizmos Pitot at Aircraft Spruce & Specialty
The Aerogizmos pitot tube has several advantages over a standard pitot tube: It
incorporates the mount and the tube in one convenient unit, leaving no protruding
mast from the wing if it is to be stored during the building process. The unit is made
from a single piece of 6061 aluminum and has been lightened for weight savings.
Aircraft Spruce also carries the AeroSpoiler, a lift reduction device used for storm
protection on aircraft parked outside during adverse weather conditions. Each
kit contains 20 feet of wing cover. The AeroSpoiler will reduce the lift-producing
capability of your aircraft wing by as much as 96 percent on the area of wing covere d
by the spoiler.
For more information, visit www.AircraftSpruce.com or call 877-477-7823. d