Durham66

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  1. Durham66 added a post in a topic Just picked up this Model 1 kitfox   

    ok so I had this happen twice today in a 172, the 1st time the engine hiccuped when I gave it full throttle on takeoff and the second time I had it happen on a touch and go, again after giving it full throttle the motor seemed to bog for a second. I was thinking maybe I jammed the throttle in too quickly? I was taught to do a ground lean where I live and I dont think It was too lean. The 1st time I taxied back and did a run up to full power and it didnt do it. Anybody seen similar problems? 
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  2. Durham66 added a post in a topic Just picked up this Model 1 kitfox   

    ribtail hangar pdf 2.pdf
    Ribtail hangar without notch PDF.pdf
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  3. Durham66 added a post in a topic Another broken flaperon hanger   

    For what it is worth I made these printouts in Autocad. I chose to go around the trailing edge on my model one kitfox. I included two files, one with the notch and one without. I found that each ribtail had to be fitted seperately, mainly because making the 90 degree bend perfect is difficult ( I think thats why atleast). I can also send the dxf file if you choose to send it to a Waterjet. let me know if ayone see's a problem with these. I havent put them in yet. 
    ribtail hangar pdf 2.pdf
    Ribtail hangar without notch PDF.pdf
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  4. Durham66 added a post in a topic Rib tail reinforcements   

     ribtail hangar pdf 2.pdf 
    Maybe this helps someone, I chose to go around the trailing edge. One file has the notch in it and the other file does not. The end leaves material to be fitted to each ribtail, I found that each ribtail must be fitted seperately mainly because making the 90 degree bend perfectly is difficult. 
     
     
    Ribtail hangar without notch PDF.pdf
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  5. Durham66 added a post in a topic Just picked up this Model 1 kitfox   

  6. Durham66 added a post in a topic Just picked up this Model 1 kitfox   

    Thank you
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  7. Durham66 added a post in a topic Just picked up this Model 1 kitfox   

    sorry I mean the sound protection material or heat resistant fabric.I think mine had some sort of fiberglass cloth material, I know some people use aluminum tape. My firewall has some black stuff sprayed on, what is that stuff?
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  8. Durham66 added a post in a topic Just picked up this Model 1 kitfox   

    what is the best/cheapest material to use on the motor side of the firewall? 
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  9. Durham66 added a post in a topic Yamaha RX1 Engines   

    What's the consensus on the final weight of the Yamaha? 
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  10. Durham66 added a post in a topic Just picked up this Model 1 kitfox   

    In this diagram I circled in red one part that confuses me. Does the wire split here or are 2 wires connected to the possitive part of the battery?
     

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  11. Durham66 added a post in a topic Just picked up this Model 1 kitfox   

     
    Thanks for the advice. I really don't plan on changing the gear right now. I did the mock up quick and put those lines in there just for a visual.  Although the measurements are correct. If I were going to attempt this I would try to put shocks in there. I dont enderstand how they get the leg tubes to flatten out at the end to fit inside the bracket?  Thanks for the concearn regarding the landing gear. I was just messing around though. With you guys advice maybe I can make something look right on paper atleast before I ever try to weld anything. 
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  12. Durham66 added a post in a topic Just picked up this Model 1 kitfox   

    This would be 55 inches wide at the Hubs. I'm messing around and contemplating trying to build something, Or atleast have someone weld it for me. I would  put shocks in there. Still haven't designed the cabine part yet. 


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  13. Durham66 added a post in a topic Just picked up this Model 1 kitfox   

    This program called sketchup is so easy and intuitive to use.  This is the ribtail reinforcement that I made in there. Im stll going to add the extra metel for the 90 degree bend but i 1st need to measure the airplane to see where it should start. It is upside down in the picture, the way I lofted it made it easier that way. 

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  14. Durham66 added a post in a topic Just picked up this Model 1 kitfox   

    https://www.google.co.uk/amp/www.spokesman.com/stories/1998/mar/09/his-ideas-took-flight-grangeville-man-is-the-dean/%3famp-content=amp
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