MN Kitfox 2

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About MN Kitfox 2

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  • Birthday 08/23/1973

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  1. MN Kitfox 2 added a post in a topic Kitfox 3 Bushplane Project.   

    Some elbow room and more slow speed rudder authority...  top two on my list when I had my KF2. 
    Nice job!
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  2. MN Kitfox 2 added a post in a topic Quiet flying...too quiet...   

    Wish I  lived near you... this is just the thing I like to practice!
    Please consider posting a new topic explaining how you set up the deadstick practice, what you brief newbies (do's and dont's), and tips for getting good doing this.  Or maybe a link to one of your articles.
    Thanks!
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  3. MN Kitfox 2 added a post in a topic NSI Subaru E-81 (118 HP) for sale   

    I dont know.  Not worth much, but it is a good backup motor for my plane so I dont want to give it away...
    $1800 plus shipping?
    It'd make most sense to a NSI guy.
    Or for an airboat project since I'm pretty sure the FOD had been in the system for awhile, was likely one foreign piece that found its way in there somehow, and engine was (is) running great.  
    In a non flying application I'd just run it and dip a magnetic probe in the oil tank once in awhile to see if any more metal is present.
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  4. MN Kitfox 2 added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    NSI Subaru E-81 (118 HP) for sale
    Ok, looks like I've finally come up with a game plan to move ahead with the Yamaha RX-1 repower, so I'll put my Subaru (800 TT) up for sale.
    I will update the details when I get to the plane, and add pics.  But this is the motor that was found to have a small amount of metal and FOD (you could put it in a half a teaspoon) in the oil system in 2016.  It is running fine and has good compression but obviously is in need of an inspection and likely an overhaul.
    More likely it would be a great spare parts opportunity for a NSI owner to help keep their Subaru flying in the future.
    All logbooks, NSI manuals, and full Subaru service manual are included as well as spare parts including a second NSI sprag clutch that was operating well but developed a "whine" noise for the previous owner so he replaced with a new unit approx 100 hours ago.
    Please read the following post which details the metal in oil problem:

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  5. MN Kitfox 2 added a post in a topic Yamaha RX1 Engines   

    Yeah man!
    Hope mine turns out half as nice as that!
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  6. MN Kitfox 2 added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Your opinion: Ballistic parachute?
    After reading the recent post of a flaperon failure ( http://www.avidfoxflyers.com/index.php?/topic/5042-left-flaperion-hinge-failure/ )  the question of parachutes came to my mind.
    So whatcha guys think?
    Pros and cons?
    Your guess on the % of severe injury / fatal accidents where they would have saved the day? 
    % where the chute would be useless?
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  7. MN Kitfox 2 added a post in a topic Left flaperion hinge failure.   

    Man, thanks for joining up here and telling your story!  And I'm totally with you when it comes to the media!  When my dad dunked our KF2 on floats after the 532 dropped a cyl (he swam away safely) it was crazy to see the news stories and inaccuracies and "overcoverage" merely because it had wings.  One article even dramatized the "severe" nature of the damage with a photo of the "wings ripped off" as it sat on the trailer with the wings folded neatly at it's side! 
     
    As to your accident, thank God for the outcome where no one suffered permanent injury or worse.  I agree, your "distress call" (prayer) was clearly answered!  It (God's hand of protection) becomes clear and undeniable when you witness it for yourself firsthand doesn't it!  I like the part of the cell phone laying in your lap when you woke up to an airplane that was NOT on fire!
    And I am with the rest of the group here - rooting for you to get back in the air and put that day behind you.  That was truly a freak accident, but essentially no different than a countless many auto accidents.  Of course you (and your passenger) would get back in a car again right?
    Take care, look forward, and get back up there again soon!
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  8. MN Kitfox 2 added a post in a topic Joke my daughter told me when she was 4   

    Funny how that works!
    And my 9yr old girl tells me yesterday  (after tasting the stem of a dandelion) "yuk, this tastes the same as my earwax does"....  then tries some more.
    Usually I try to get stuff like that on video... tell the kids I plan to play it all to their prospective spouse when the time comes!
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  9. MN Kitfox 2 added a post in a topic Not the way to make the news   

    Or worse yet....  an airline guy!!
    That's what you wanted to say!  It's OK, I can take it!

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  10. MN Kitfox 2 added a post in a topic Kitfox 3 Bushplane Project.   

    Supercharger bolts on there.


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  11. MN Kitfox 2 added a post in a topic Kitfox 3 Bushplane Project.   

    Man I wish I could dig in and get stuff done at your pace!
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  12. MN Kitfox 2 added a post in a topic Not the way to make the news   

    Superman talkin here...
    It's never supermans fault.   
    Rigging was off
    Brake musta hung up
    Caught a bit of a wake from the Magnum that preceeded me
    Had an albino deer run in front of me and those things are endangered... had to put it in a loop to save him.
    Superman has a pocket full of these all cued up in his mind ahead of time!
     
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  13. MN Kitfox 2 added a post in a topic Not the way to make the news   

    Just glad that the paparazzi wasn't there when I looped the KF2 back in the day!  
    "No one saw that.....  never happened..."   LOL!
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  14. MN Kitfox 2 added a post in a topic S#iT - I just poked a hole in my plane!   

    You know the old saying:
    No one else would notice but you! LOL  
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  15. MN Kitfox 2 added a post in a topic Yamaha RX1 Engines   

    RX1 / Apex engine mount for Avid:
    (For anyone who may of missed it in the general hangar)

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