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|*** NOTE: # Indicates a mod already included in new kits ***|
A complete set of components to convert a monowheel aircraft to a tri-gear version. The empty weight of the aircraft will be increased by approx. 16Kg (35lb). Supplied with toe brakes. Also supplied with finger brakes.
Please contact Europa Aircraft for more details.
|Mod 78 Issue 2||MANDATORY. This mod consists of additional reinforcement to the Motor Glider wing spars. This does not affect XS or Classic standard wings.|
|Mod 77||This can be applied to both the Trigear and the Monowheel. This modification was developed by Graham Singleton so that the push rod drive to the rudder can be retained, reportedly helping to reduce hinge wear for the monowheel as well as to tidy up the external appearance of the tail for both the Trigear and the Monowheel. Updated October 2011|
|Mod 76|| Owners may wish to install altitude hold capability to a new or existing auto-pilot installation.
The basic single axis (roll) wing levelling auto-pilot is documented as Mod 75. This modification provides the connection to the CS10 torque tube (located below the wing spars) to allow altitude hold. General instructions are given below. A separate appendix is provided for each type highlighting issues specific to that type. Make sure you read the appropriate appendix with the main document The location of the “D” type electrical connector on the current model of the TruTrack servo makes this autopilot unsuitable for use in monowheel aircraft.”
Before commencing work read the entire modification instructions and obtain a current copy of any applicable local regulations. UK builders will require the LAA Inspection Checks LAA/IC-APAH (available from the LAA website). Each of these autopilots uses a dedicated controller which will continue to function if other aircraft systems fail. If you wish to deviate from these instructions including use of a different controller or servo to those detailed, you must consult LAA Engineering.
|| The addition of a wing levelling auto-pilot to the aircraft provides the benefits of allowing the pilot to concentrate on airmanship and lookout and preventing unintended deviation from course while undertaking in-cockpit tasks such as map reading.
Each of these autopilots uses a dedicated controller which will continue to function if other aircraft systems fail. This Modification is specific to the single axis (roll) wing levelling auto-pilot.
This is connected to the aileron torque tube beneath the starboard seat. General instructions are given below. A separate appendix is provided for each type highlighting issues specific to that type.
Before commencing work read the entire modification instructions and obtain a current copy of any applicable local regulations.
UK builders will require the LAA Inspection Checks LAA/IC-APWL (available from the LAA website). If you wish to deviate from these instructions including use of a different controller or servo to those detailed, you must consult LAA Engineering.
|Mod 74||Mandatory. Rear wing pin attachment - applicable to all classic Europas with foam filled wings|
|Mod 73||# Mandatory. Tailplane retention - applicable to all Europas.|
|Mod 72||# Mandatory. Undercarriage mounting frame strengthening - the bulletin includes a mandatory inspection for all Europas delivered before end 2006, and a modification for some Europas depending on engine, engine mounting, and propeller.|
|Mod 71||# Trigear - replacement of nose gear bungee by springs|
|Mod 70||# Mandatory. Mass balance arm modification - applicable to all Europas delivered before February 2005|
|Mod 69||Wing Tie down - This Mod (applicable only to XS wings which have not yet been closed) incorporates eyebolt mountings to the wings.|
|Mod 68||Electric flap drive for conventional taildragger Europas.|
|Mod 67||# Cockpit width increase - This Mod increases the effective internal width of the cockpit, at shoulder height, by 30mm (1.2”). Also available without Ampreg.|
|Mod 66||# Gas strut repositioning. This Mod moves the gas strut anchor point on the door, reducing the stress on it|
|Mod 65||# Finger brake system. This Mod applies to the Tri-gear, and provides all the items required to convert the brakes to hand or ‘finger’ operated main wheel brakes. The kit includes a hydraulic parking valve.|
|Mod 64||Hi-top fuselage. This Mod increases the available headroom by 50mm (2”). It must be incorporated when the top and bottom fuselage sections are joined. The original Mod used a deeper firewall in the fuselage bottom half, the standard windscreen, and a modified engine top cowl. This Mod had to be specified with initial fuselage build. The instructions now include Mod 64B, which utilises a windscreen which is deeper than the standard, and which enables the standard bottom half fuselage and standard engine top cowling to be used.|
|Mod 63||Instrument panel fascias. Designed to enable quick and easy access to the back of the instrument panels, a combination of panel fascias can be chosen to suit monowheel or tri-gear aircraft, with either VDO or Flydat instrumentation. The right hand panel may be divided into two separate areas, the upper for avionics, and the lower for pitch trim, propeller and flap controls, avionics master switch and square type circuit breakers. Fasteners are available at extra cost. Flight instrument cut-outs are based on typical instruments, but variations may exist. Instruments can be supplied on request. A limited selection of circuit breakers, switches and lamps are also available.
|Mod 62||# Replacement of tailplane torque tube drive pins. This modification introduces 3/8” diameter pins in place of the existing ¼” pins; the bearing stress is reduced by 1/3rd, which will tolerate ground loads better than before.|
|Mod 61 (B) -Oct 2006||As above, but retrofit - (please state XS or Classic wing)|
|Mod 61A - Oct 2006||Stall warner. This modification can be fitted to new build kits, or can be retrofitted. The kit contains a light alloy sensor probe, pneumatic lines, quick release connectors, vacuum switch, an 88db piezo electric horn, and pre-assembled wiring harness. Sounding of the horn is triggered by reduced pressure at the wing leading edge at high angles of attack. (new build, wings not yet closed)|
Fuel contents gauge. This modification introduces a float type fuel gauge, calibrated to the Europa fuel tank. It indicates 8 equal increments of the ‘main’ tank. Incorporation of this modification can be carried out at any stage, but is easier if completed before fitting the tank to the cockpit module. The kit includes sender, gauge, pre-assembled wiring harness, and all fasteners.
Updated April 2013
|Mod 59||# Nose gear shimmy damper. This modification prevents grease from getting on to the friction disc, and improves the anti-shimmy adjustment.|
|Mod 58||# Mandatory. Anti-servo trim tab drive plate reinforcement|
|Mod 57||# Mandatory. Nose gear leg to housing reinforcement|
|Mod 56||Tri-gear speed kit. Tri-gear aircraft should see a 10kt speed increase with all fairings added. The kit includes wheel, flap hinge, and leg fairings. Total weight approx 4.1kg (9lb).|
|Mod 55||Monowheel speed kit. This kit provides a possible 9kt increase in speed. It includes flap hinge, outrigger mechanism and wheel, and tailwheel fairings. Total weight is approx. 1.3kg (3lb).|
|Mod 54||# Cranked control column. The kit includes sleeves to adapt the 1 ¼” bore control column bottom fitting to the 1” diameter cranked columns|
|Mod 53||Long Range fuel tank. This modification increases the effective size of the fuel tank by the addition of a subsidiary tank which feeds into the main tank. It provides an extra 35 litres of fuel. Total weight with full fuel 30kg (66 lb).|
|Mod 52 Sept 2010||# This modification enables Classic Europas to have the maximum gross weight increased from 1300 lb. to 1370 lb.|
|Mod 51||This modification prevents wear in the fasteners connecting the landing gear retraction lever to the landing gear mechanism.|
|Mod 50||# This modification enables Europas with Classic foam wings to be fitted with the XS style underwing pitot/static system. This system gives more accurate airspeed information than the original system with fuselage mounted static ports.|
|Mod 49||# This modification adds a second fuel filter so that if the main tank filter becomes blocked, switching to the reserve tank will also switch to a separate filter.|
|Mod 47||# Extended baggage bay modification. This modification enables Classic Europa fuselages to be converted to incorporate the XS style baggage bay.|
|Mod 43/2||# As Mod 43 but excludes epoxy resin.|
|Mod 43||# Conversion of tailwheel from the original Classic Europa style to the current monowheel tailwheel. This modification greatly improves ground handling. (Includes epoxy resin)|
|Mod 42||# Installation of cold air inlet plenum chamber. Kit includes NACA duct splash moulding, plenum chamber, air filter, and connecting hardware. For Classic engine installation|
|Mod 33||Installation of water drain valves - drains both sides of fuel tank, includes all necessary hoses and connections.|
|Mod 32||Mandatory. Modification to engine bay fuel lines|