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    Fellow Flyers

    This year I intend to spread my wings a bit further than in the past.

    My question is what is the minimum toolkit that you more experienced pilots carry

    bearing in mind the weight consideration when you fly further afield?

    Steve

  • #2
    Minimum toolkit required/carried

    Good question Steve.

    Can of Tyreweld,
    Puncture repair and sockets reqd for wheel removal (in case Tyreweld does not work)
    Tools to de-rig
    Tools to change/clean plugs
    Lock wire and the twisty pliers tool for the wire

    Small socket arm
    Small adjustable wrench
    Swiss army knife with sharp blade and good screw drivers
    Gaffer tape
    Cable ties
    Exhaust springs
    Filament lighter

    Punctures are probably the mostly likely thing to happen and the list above would be my 'tour' tool kit. Normally its just the can of Tyreweld, Swiss Army knife, adjustable and de-rig tools.

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    • #3
      Minimum toolkit required/carried

      I would add a carb socket rubber to that list and a roll of Duck tape

      Rick

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      • #4
        Minimum toolkit required/carried

        I've always got in the luggage compartment in back of the Rans:

        1 x Spark plug ratchet.
        2 x 13mm spanners.
        1 x Snap-On multi tool (Leatherman type).
        1 x Collapsible 20lt jerry can.
        3 x Tie downs.
        1 x Roll gaffer tape.
        2 x Life jackets.
        2 x Screwdrivers.
        2 x Jump leads.
        1 x Gas solder iron + small amount of solder.
        a small roll of electrical wire.
        1 x Roll of electrical tape.
        a spare portable aerial for the Icom.
        .5lt 2-stroke oil.
        Some cable ties.
        a sick bag.
        Maps, AFE Guide and photo copies of all the paperwork.

        I'm trying to fit the kitchen sink, DVD and a mini bar in next week.

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        • #5
          Minimum toolkit required/carried

          Prayer mat, beer and number for local tax firm ..

          Oh, and BMAA recovery list!!! (including extra can of beer to bribe someone into helping you out!)

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          • #6
            Minimum toolkit required/carried

            I was about to suggest one of those lightweight tie down kits as well but I haven't got a mod for a roof rack :tongue:

            Ginge

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            • #7
              Minimum toolkit required/carried

              I'd add spare spark plugs (correctly gapped), coppaslip, tarpaulin to protect the engine from rain, and small can of WD40 in case the electrics still get wet. I've also got photocopies of some "What to do if the beast won't start" articles from Microlight Flying, which remind you how to do handy things like un-flood the engine and test for a spark.

              Tom

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              • #8
                Minimum toolkit required/carried

                Les Field wrote: I've always got in the luggage compartment in back of the Rans:

                1 x Spark plug ratchet.
                2 x 13mm spanners.
                1 x Snap-On multi tool (Leatherman type).
                1 x Collapsible 20lt jerry can.
                3 x Tie downs.
                1 x Roll gaffer tape.
                2 x Life jackets.
                2 x Screwdrivers.
                2 x Jump leads.
                1 x Gas solder iron + small amount of solder.
                a small roll of electrical wire.
                1 x Roll of electrical tape.
                a spare portable aerial for the Icom.
                .5lt 2-stroke oil.
                Some cable ties.
                a sick bag.
                Maps, AFE Guide and photo copies of all the paperwork.

                I'm trying to fit the kitchen sink, DVD and a mini bar in next week.
                Got any more info on your Jerry can Les?

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                • #9
                  Minimum toolkit required/carried

                  don't forget a torch of some sort

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                  • #10
                    Minimum toolkit required/carried

                    I agree with Pete that punctures are the most likely thing to stop you.

                    I always carry my Mr Funnel. It weighs very little and keeps my fuel clear whereever I get it from.

                    Laurie (2)

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