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  1. 1avidflyer


    I have some Kitfox aluminum tanks, but as long as you went through the effort of opening up the wing, I would find a fiberglass tank to put in.  Aluminum tanks were subject to cracking from the flex in the wing.  I would run an add on here, TeamKitfox and barnstormers for a fiberglass Avid wing tank.  Kitfox tanks are slightly different but would probably work as well with some slight fairing.  I think Doug H had a post where he showed the differences in the wing ribs between the Avid and Kitfox.  JImChuk

  2. Jenki


    Dear friends,

    this is not Avid or Fox flying but I decided to share this video I took in March at the end of my business trip through New Zealand. My job is ATC systems (Air Traffic Control Systems) development and support so I had opportunity to work for AirNav New Zealand shortly. I finished my trip there by excellent flights to Milford Sound and back to Queenstown. Beautifull mountains, clever pilot - strong memories for me. I have only iPhone video but still nice enough.

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  3. chopndrag


    I couldn't find anyone near me so I ended up reading as much as I could about my mk4 speedwing and since it's a tri gear I picked a nice day and went for it. The plane takes of like a rocket but it's so much fun to fly. I wouldn't recommend what I did with a taildragger since they are a little squirly on the ground . I flew a ton of lsa planes so I kind of had a idea what to expect. Good luck with the transition training they are definitely fun to fly . 

  4. Yamma-Fox


    I'm no expert either, but if i were noticing some loss of roll authority near stall speed I'd try it.

    The peel and stick ones should be pretty easy to take back off if you don't like it.

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  5. tcj


    My various fuel tank sight gauges.  My wife made these in photo shop.  They would print out the correct size to use on the fuel tanks of a Kitfox model 4.  I'm not sure if posting them here retains the correct size when printed.  Feel free to use if you wish.

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  6. marksires


    Huh, 'A grizzly broke into the cabin' and 'I had a good time' aren't phrases I'd put together.....

    Mark

     

    LOL.  That would not be a good time if I was there.  It happened a couple days before I arrived.  I was the first one there and walked up to the cabin.  The hair stood up on the back of my neck because all I had at the time was bear spray.  We spotted the grizzly later on the side of the mountain looking straight at us.  A little erie to say the least.

    I'd have gotten in my airplane and left the grizzly to his cabin....

    I just remember the old joke about telling the difference between black bear scat and grizzly scat - grizzly smells like pepper (spray) and has little bells in it. :lmao:

  7. RFPhtmfxr


    Having same problem with mine now that summer temps are up. So, if the cap is leaking, the fluid will by pass the cap. The only way that you will notice, is the flu I d level in the overflow bottle will go down. It seems that if the cap won't maintain pressure, the operating temps will also go up. Anyways after reading this thread, I ordered a new radiator cap. Lots of good info on this forum

     

  8. flywise


    Hi, I have bought a newly built set of wings with flaperons for my Catalina but unfortunately my shipper has let me down big time.. ( the wings are in Batesville / Indiana) The subsequent shipping quotes I got to get the wings to the west coast are prohibitive...

    The wings have fuel tanks in each, wires for nav lights & strobes, flaperons are dent free, polyfiber covering system, spars are clean/no corrosion no dent, flaperon hangers re-enforced. The wings were built by a chap who has already finished 4 experimental aircrafts....not a first time built!!

    Anyhow they are for sale at 2300 USD .-  (wings & Flaperons)...my loss your gain!!

     

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  9. lv2plyguitar


    Huh, 'A grizzly broke into the cabin' and 'I had a good time' aren't phrases I'd put together.....

    Mark

     

    LOL.  That would not be a good time if I was there.  It happened a couple days before I arrived.  I was the first one there and walked up to the cabin.  The hair stood up on the back of my neck because all I had at the time was bear spray.  We spotted the grizzly later on the side of the mountain looking straight at us.  A little erie to say the least.

  10. nlappos


    I bought two 1/8 NPT brass barbed nipples, and cut a few of the barbs off to shorten them, drilled a 3/8" hole in the top and bottom of the tank, and used permatex fuel tank epoxy to butter the threads and then screwed the nipples in. When set, I added the 1/4" tubing and some clamps, and had a nice gas gauge.  And yes, I chewed through the fabric with my teeth, or at least it looks that way!

    I also show  Bear Perkins kit that does the trick, too.

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