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    Thanks for sharing. Some of the links are wrong such as for the spark plugs near the bottom, I didn't check them all. I'd also suggest adding a column with a price that you can summarize at the bottom to show the total cost of your toolkit. I may do this as well when the time comes for me and learning from you and others to help build mine.

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    The link to spark plugs is actually the duct tape. Sorry.

    There is a column for price at the right. So far the total is $801.


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    Thanks for sharing. I'm starting to put together my Xcountry tool kit as well.

    What I wrestle with, as do many of us, what to take tool wise.

    Just an observation. I don't know about the FX3 but the EX2 is an electric airplane, specifically talking the instruments and ignition. I run two batteries, one for the main and one for a back up (both under the seat, ELT is up in the cargo). Your list does not take into account a battery or charging failure. I've already had a bad alternator which was replaced under warranty.

    You mention a compressor, I assume this to be a 12V one, what if your battery is not worthy at the time you need to use it? I know those things can suck down a battery fairly quick. Why not carry a bicycle pump? Light, but more awkward, but will always work. Now if you have BW's, bring your lunch because those thing have tremendous volume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schwbo View Post

    So far the total is $801.

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    I can only assume you don't have a collection of tools to pull an FX-3 kit from. The kit I put together for my fly-off and ferry home was all stuff I had on hand and had several of. The price you have is crazy. Take a trip to a Harbor Freight store. You can buy most of what you will ever need for under $100 if you shop the sales and, yes, the quality is quite adequate for field repairs.

    E.g. - forget the Fluke meter and get a free one from Harbor Freight - more than adequate for any measurement you will ever want to make in the field.

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    Noticed this in my email today. I'd probably prefer to build my own but how close does this come to typical needs for a lightweight kit to fly with?

    https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal...ls12-03772.php

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