Durham66

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Durham66 added a post in a topic Just picked up this Model 1 kitfox   

    What made the "earobatic" wing in the avid flyer be able to do such manuvers as is in this video? Would the early avid airplanes outperform early model kitfoxes? I love it. 
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  8. Durham66 added a post in a topic Just picked up this Model 1 kitfox   

    Thank you. I'll take your advice. 
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  9. Durham66 added a post in a topic Just picked up this Model 1 kitfox   

    Overlapping tape, I'm not going to do the 90 degree angle. In these rib tail reinforcements. This they will be cnc cut. I had fun wasting a bunch of time constructing shity ones though. 

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

    TY! Thats good, one less thing. I have come to realize that as an amateur builder, there will be allot of trial and error. Lots of metel going in the scap bin. 
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  11. Durham66 added a post in a topic Just picked up this Model 1 kitfox   

    I will be building a new firwall soon. 

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

    Can someone tell me what this is in the center. I know people use the I beams or whatever. Is this similar to that? 

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

    Lol she isn't sure. 

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

    How do I measure this properly so I can get a nice bracket?

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  15. Durham66 added a post in a topic my wing mod: hybrid speed stol   

    Anybody have a rib to a Kitfox 1. I can't seem to get the shape of the rib tails coppied to paper accurately to fabricate to the rib tail modification. Engineers on here make me look like a monkey. How can I measure this thing?  A drawing of the kitfox 1 ribtail? I actually fabricated the brackets but I did it by hand and I think I need to have these things cnc cut with more percision. Maybe they are good enough but i'd rather do perfect work. 
     

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

    I think I can get the other holes in with a punch when I have a better idea of what will go where. 
     

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

     https://youtu.be/wxVRg7LLaQA wish I could be one of these pilots. 
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  18. Durham66 added a post in a topic Yamaha RX1 Engines   

    The C gearbox is so elusive it seems. Which ratio is best? They are hard to find 
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  19. Durham66 added a post in a topic Just picked up this Model 1 kitfox   

    Sadly i have one, not sure if some of it is missing though. 
     

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  20. Durham66 added a post in a topic Gear swap... Number 3...Bush Gear part deux   

    ahhh that's unfortunate. Not much to choose from when it comes to Bushgear. Unless you order from Kitfox and it is EXPENSIVE! I talked to the TK1 guys about modifying my current gear, but I'm just not too sure what the final product would look like. I like the clearance you have on yours. Putting the shocks on my bird might be a little bit like putting lipstick on a pig but in my mind I feel like it would make for a safer airplane. I guess that's just my justification of spending the money on it. 
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  21. Durham66 added a post in a topic Just picked up this Model 1 kitfox   

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

    hey guys whats going on? can anyone tell me the name and size of the two large bolts that hold the wings on the fuselage are called for a model one? 
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