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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Pitts S-1S bungee installation


Thread: [Acro] Pitts S-1S bungee installation

Message: [Acro] Pitts S-1S bungee installation

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From: Klusmanp at

Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2002 03:21:39 UTC


  A few questions about Pitts S-1S bungee installation and removal:

1) How do I secure the gear during the bungee swap? Both gear legs have bent 
sheet metal tabs welded onto the diagonal gear struts just inboard of where 
the bungees attach. These tabs look like they might be a jack point designed 
to secure the gear during bungee swap. Does this sound familiar to anyone? My 
other idea is to use hoseclamps to secure the gear against the horizontal 
tube that runs along the bottom of the firewall. Has anyone done this?

2) How to remove the old bungees? Just cut them off with a sharp knife?

3) The new bungees are hard as a rock. Do I need to condition them or put any 
pre-stretch on them?

4) I've got the lower cowl and firewall coverplate off so I can see the front 
side of the bungees. I've still got the forward belly pan in place and I 
think I can get the bungee swap done without removing this belly pan. Is 
there a possibilty I might damage the belly pan if I don't remove it? It 
wouldn't be that much of a pain to take the belly pan off except for a fuel 
drain fitting that would need to be removed so I would have to drain all the 
fuel, etc.

Paul Klusman
Pitts S-1S


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