Well here i go i guess. Hahahaaaa bought 2 more planes, picked up Kitfox number 0038, with all her paperwork, needs a good amount of TLC, 55hrs total time. (I have already bought the 582with C drive that was planned for upgrade into 0038 by prevs owner, and the 503 with A drive which was in 0038, plus the 3blade ground ajustable ivo prop) And so im told Avid number 0074 but she is just a parts machine. But lots of good stuff for sure. Have brought home all except for the 4 wings, 1 fuseloge,and a few odds and ends. Very happy to have them not sure what the plan is with them yet but open to ideas. Hahahaaaaa here a few pic, and more to come. Hahhaaaa Thanks to all u out there for the help.
Ohhh yea buddy that was a hell of a great day!!! No rain and good company, i enjoyed showin u two around. Let me know when u r back in fairbanks again we will do a tour again someplace eles. Hahhaaaaaaa
Tcj thats what im thinkin to do for a repair, if u look at a gastank outlet on most snowmachines they have a metal clamp around the plastic boss to keep it from spreadin when u screw in fitting. Thanks for the help
Yea im sure its overtourge in the begining of the problem. I was leakin there when i got the plane. And thought i had it fixed but guess needs a little more work. Hahahaaaa still workin on gettin motor back in and started, been workin the mine and busy busy. But im gettin close. Mayb get lucky enough to have a friend of mine thats good with flyin KF fly it b4 end of this month.
Have anyone here had a problem gettin the outlet strainer fittin in a model 1 KF to stop leakin? The plastic boss where u thread the fittin into on bottom of tank keeps spreading out so the fitting doesnt want to seal up. I can probably glue it in perminet but then if have a problem down the road the tank mayb not b able to fix. Just thought id ask if anyone had the problem befor and if so ur ideas on the fix. Cant have gas/oil mix leakin inside the cabin while flyin. Hahhaaaaaaa
Well after more thought on those tires on my plane..... Not going to do it, think ill just take the good advice of a friend and buy the Dresser tundra tires i c some of u have. Guess the good deal isnt always a good deal. Hahahaaa
Well as of yesturday i droped my 532 motor off at Darby' Performance and Machine, just to have it regasketed and internals checkout, figured the thing to do since i started having an antifreeze leak out the weep hole. Only 141hrs TT but she been sittin (course Leni had to kick me and remind me not to b stupid, Thanks Leni). as much as i want to fly her its best to b safe than sorry. Should have it back next week, so now doing other things to it. Just finished gas struts on my doors last night. And oh ill tell u thats the best cheap upgrade so far. Thanks everyone for the info,pic's, and part#s on the gas struts! Here a few pic oh here a pic of one of the tundra tires i picked up for way to cheap. Thinkin about tryin to fit them on mine. They r 25x11x4. Have a few things to do to get them on and c if even worth the effort for these. Dics brake conv, and turn down a set of solid cessna axels from 1.50 to 1.25 on the lath.
Well dont tell the wife, but i may have made a deal on 2 Pietenpol Air Campers. One is still an unfinished kit that was started with all the wood fuse, wing ribs, and tail work done. And all paperwork/build prints, Other one was a reg and flyin plane, that had been updated to a continental motor, but has been in storage for close to ten years and still looks pretty good and complete. It was used at one time to haul potatos from Delta Alaska to outlieing villages around there long ago the pass seat is built to haul cargo with a nice snap on cover for cockpit opening. Hope to look at it again this weekend or middle of this comin week. Ill snap some pic also. Oh and they belong to same buddy i bought my KF1 from. The complete one was sittin next to my kitfox when i bought it but wasnt for sale then. Not sure what ill do with them if i end up with them yet. Hahahahaaaaaa
Cool great info to have Jim, Thanks. I just havent tried to rev it up more than about 3500 yet since i resync the carbs. Had some cold weather, then snowed like hell for 3-4days got a good 14" in that time, and now its -26 again, airport here says we have had total of 74.8" of snow so far this winter, But anyways, I will get to that soon i hope with some warmer weather and sunshine.