May 1, 1994
Possible cracking, Vixen nose gear fork
All Kitfox™ Vixens
SkyStar Aircraft, Engineering
have discovered some small cracks starting in the nose gear fork of our
factory Vixen demonstrator. Our Vixen has definitely seen some unusual
abuse in its 300+ hours of service, including numerous flight tests
involving rough landings on unpaved surfaces.
we are confident that aircraft in normal service would not experience
the same problem, we are modifying the fork manufacturing process, and
sending all Vixen owners a new fork with new bearings, free of charge.
Replacement forks will be powder coated in the appropriate color
for each builder according to our records, and are due for shipment by
the second week of May.
Upon receipt of your new fork, please return the old part and bearings (whether loose or pressed in) to us in the same box. Mark the fork with a tag (or masking tape) that has your name and kit serial number on it, and send it to us at SkyStar Aircraft,