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The following accessories, although
not specifically approved by Thatcher Aircraft, Inc.,
are available from the vendors as listed below.
Do you have an
accessory that you'd like to list here? For consideration,
Click here to send us the details!
Pilot Relief Tube
This is a pilot
relief tube installation recently completed (Oct, 2013) in a Berkut,
and we thought it would be a good idea to post the builders story here for
anyone considering a similar installation
Well...this one has been a LONG time coming. I have no idea what took me so long to make this mod - many a time I have found myself on a long XC and squirming in my seat.
NO MORE will I dehydrate myself just to go somewhere, I can have coffee in the morning, and drink as much water in route as I wish. SWEET! Why, oh why, did I wait to long?
I finished this mod in all of 5 hrs...and might just be the cheapest mod I have ever made on the plane. I started with an actual pilot relief funnel complete with AN number (AN8018-1).
Fuselage Access Door Kits
is George Race. I have a small business (Race Consulting) making
custom built parts for home builders. I have been building accessory
parts and kits for experimental aircraft for several years now. Although
originally focused on Zenith aircraft, I began to broaden the scope of
aircraft projects due to growing requests by other type builders.
The majority of items I now offer have been conceived by home builders around the world wanting something different from the norm, and most customers report significant time and cost savings with the products once installed. I do use a CNC machine to cut most kit materials with repeatable accuracy. In the past 3 years, I have custom cut about a dozen control panels per customer requests.
I was recently contacted by Bruce Patten, a Thatcher CX4 builder in Maine, USA who was inquiring about fuselage access doors for his project. Working with Bruce, we designed a turtle deck access door kit that fit his exact requirements. News of the kit spread by word-of-mouth, and has resulted in orders by others. Due to the growing demand, I recently added two more CX4 specific access door kits: one for front rudder pedal inspection and another for rear fuselage tail cone area inspection.
Do you have a specific idea in mind for your project?
Maybe I can help. For contact and current kit information, please visit my website: