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A tow bar that is perfect for a Europa.
New nose gear hardened axel bolt, and custom tow bar for $150.  Pull or push, even winch using the axel is no problem.

This towbar is custom made to clear your wheelpant and allow single handed operation. It is light and can easily be stored in the aircraft. A must for the tri-gear owner.

Europa Tow Bar
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Dual Alternator Wiring

Should you add the Rotax aux alternator or a BNB drive to your gear box, you need to be able to switch the power from one alternator to the other.  This is a typical example of the crafty engineering we do to make your plane user friendly and truely custom.

Used on may Europas. 30 Amp DPDT relay used.
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Landing & Taxi Lights
$20 for just the mask and instructions.

Landing & Taxi Lights

Landing & Taxi Lights 2

The landing lights are typical box store driving lights, but we make a mask to make the installation pretty. Unlike some other attempts, these do not cause a high pressure bubble beneath the prop, affecting cooling air to the inlets or the coolant duct.

Over Voltage Protection

Eric Jones of Perihelion Designs has made the perfect over voltage device for those of us needing a larger alternator for our power hungry avionics.  Works great and is easy to install.

OVP by Eric Jones
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This sight gauge really works, the vent tube keeps the top turtle deck clean,
and it doesn't burp the gas back at you during refueling.

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The Europa vent system puts the vents on the top of the aircraft just aft of the lowest area of pressure. A full tank with a roll to the right and you have fuel streaming aft through the vents. The low pressure area on the top of the aircraft pulls the sight gauge from its true value at low speeds, and at high speeds makes it read low. So, why not move the vent to the bottom, keep the aircraft clean, and any over fill will drain the fuel to the ground. Make the vent as the plans call for and just put it on the bottom. I put it on the forward side of the rear bulkhead for a tri-gear and on one of the baggage bay floor supports for a monowheel. We make one vent tube normally, but you can use two. Just don't hook it directly to the sight gauge. You must use an FS09 for your vent fitting. Vent the sight gauge to the aluminum 5/16 outlet and the bottom of the site tube to the Tee off the bottom main drain line. Never the feed line. Attach the vent line to the brass 5/16 nipple of the FS09 (the 5/16 nipple is attached to a 1/4 inch tube copper pipe as per the extended range tank setup) then to a Tee located near the top of the filler neck, then over the top of the neck and down through the floor of the baggage bay or into the tri-gear support to where you put the vent. Finally, consider putting the sight gauge on the seat back bulkhead, between the pilot and passenger. That way acceleration forces are minimized.
As for the placement of the sight gauge, it is imperative that the vent side of the sight gauge be completely free of fuel.  Any fuel trapped in the sight gauge will affect the reading.  This is a common problem if during fuelling, the cobra neck is filled to the top.  As you can see in the drawing fuel will vent overboard, but not in the vent line, if it is looped and twisted through the cockpit module. 
As shown in the drawing, it does not give a desired vent line path.  I prefer my sight gauge to be on the inboard side of the passenger seat.  The vent side travels up to the top of the module then into the headrest and up to  the cobra neck.  In tri-gear installations, it can be run on top of the fuel tank between the tank and the fiberglass if room allows.   In mono wheel aircraft, it is better to run the vent side up into the passenger headrest, on an uphill all the way to the cobra neck.  If clear polyurethane tubing is used in the vent line, it is easy to determine if fuel is trapped.  In our installations, we put the vent fitting in the cobra neck for the sight gauge line in a position where one can put a small piece of tubing on the vent line with the fuel cap removed and blow air by mouth into the vent to purge any fuel that the refueller may have forced into the vent line of our sight gauge.  If the builder is careful to bring the vent line down on a consistent downward slope with no loops in the vent line, the vent line will self clear.