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 Yamaha RX1 Engines   

    Talk about blowing smoke!!
    A lot of us here know Teal, and know how humble and great of a guy he is.
    I doubt he has made more than lunch money along the way for all the hard work he has done, and I'm sure he has no regrets... because he is not it this for the money.  He does all this development as a side hobby to his normal job.... all out of the love for the sport, the yamaha engine, and helping others. 
    This blowhard "fake news" bullshit of a rant you just posted shows alot Greg.
    I am sure everyone can read perfectly between your lines and see your true colors.
    As far as the reputation of Teal's kit,  I'll let the real world track record and results of those flying it speak for themselves.
    You know I've been a strong ally for you along the way... just look at the posts I've made here on your stuff.  But this is way out of line, (as was deleting the posts I made merely showing Teals products over on your Facebook Group).
    I want to continue to be your ally Greg, and you should want that too!  But sometimes it takes a friend to call you out when you are wrong.
    Delete it Greg... before it hurts you in the eyes of others....
    Delete it, and I'll delete this.
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  2. MN Kitfox 2 added a post in a topic Bad Landing, Failed Landing Gear, Missed Inspection?   


    LOL!! 
    You stole my after landing checklist !!

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  3. MN Kitfox 2 added a post in a topic Bad Landing, Failed Landing Gear, Missed Inspection?   

    Yep... we can all relate (or those that will)

    I just dont have pics of my 2 "relates" when I was off in the turf between the taxi lights like that!
    One was in a Lake Amphibian (free castoring nosewheel, steer w/brakes)  when one brake lost it's prime upon landing.  Tower controller was amused when I asked if I was "clear enough of her runway" to do a quick dukes of hazard style brake bleeding job!  LOL

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  4. MN Kitfox 2 added a post in a topic Pre-buy inspection in Grey Eagle, MN   

    IMO a 2 stroke can make a great aircraft engine, but it needs to be taken very well cared for, run, and maintained.  If there is any doubt (after talking to the owner) I would want to devalue it enough for an overhaul and inspection.  That's just me, and not everyone here would entirely agree with that position, but something to consider.
    If you can, have them take pics for you of as much of the plane as you can (inside and out).  Then post here for a lookover from some expert eyes.
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  5. MN Kitfox 2 added a post in a topic Pre-buy inspection in Grey Eagle, MN   

    I'm thinking your best help from this forum might be getting some input from the experts here on what to consider, and what to ask about before you even get to the inspection stage:
    https://www.barnstormers.com/classified_1314132_+Avid+Flyer+Heavy+duty%2CHauler.html
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  6. MN Kitfox 2 added a post in a topic Replacing windshield   

    Just scratched?
    Sounds like a polish job gives good results:
    http://m.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/cspages/scratchoff.php?clickkey=9511
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  7. MN Kitfox 2 added a post in a topic Catalina 90MPH or bust   

    I bookmarked that ^^ one!
    Great article, thanks flywise!
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  8. MN Kitfox 2 added a post in a topic lights   

    I've seen these in action on a snowmo.   Pretty darn impressive!
    At this price it would be worth giving them a shot.  If you don't use them on your plane I'd bet you'll find another use for them.
    How you mount them is the challenge.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01DJOZ78S/ref=ox_sc_saved_image_3?smid=A1L7F5DL4H71TK&psc=1
     
    2x brighter:
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MZ1XBGW/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=I13CK0TDYF6FAW&colid=3L2KAN071D6BB
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  9. MN Kitfox 2 added a post in a topic How many MPH does a belly radiator cost?   

    .... shoulda posted this in jokes...
    Anyhow,  the frequency of fish I catch is often close to what that "pea method" is good for. 
    My kids love going out with me, but tell me to test the bite and if it is just gonna be 'fishing' then "keep trying on your own and let us know when it gets to be 'catching', then we'll come along!"
     
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  10. MN Kitfox 2 added a post in a topic How many MPH does a belly radiator cost?   

    Oh and for you boys down south, that's an ice auger hanging on the wall.... good for when I go out fishing for ice....  afterall, they named it "ice fishing" because of what you usually have to show for yourself!   LOL
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  11. MN Kitfox 2 added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    How many MPH does a belly radiator cost?
    Been wondering this myself, and have seen others ask the same question.
    Has anyone ran a belly radiator like mine pictured, then either added an aero fairing or moved in the cowl and noted a speed difference?
    Mine is sure a big beastly spoiler (oversized monster to keep the old subaru cool).  I'm betting it costs 5 mph.
     

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  12. MN Kitfox 2 added a post in a topic NE Minnesota new guy   

    Looking good!
    You have a grass strip up there by Cotton?
    And don't forget:  tricylcle planes make great skiplanes.  Just do a nose ski.  Some people even say it is better, as long as you can power the nose off with elevator when manuvering in the snow.
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  13. MN Kitfox 2 added a post in a topic Low Voltage Alarm / Voltmeter for $5   

    Yep, i just snipped the ears off of the voltmeter, "painted" the edges black with a sharpie, and put a dab of Goop silicone glue on the back.  Then stuck it where I wanted it. 
    It is REALLY bright though.  Great for a sunny day, but I'll be trying some layers of tinted plastic over it so I can see out the windshield at night LOL!
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  14. MN Kitfox 2 added a topic in Technical tasks   

    Low Voltage Alarm / Voltmeter for $5
    The low voltage alarm has two leds, green when above threshold, red with loud alarm when below.  Threshold can be set to any value with a smal pot adjuster.
    And $5 is in my budget!
    Buy the following 2 items on ebay and make it up for your panel however you want.  I put them both into a 2" round instrument hole and set the alarm to 11.5v
     



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  15. MN Kitfox 2 added a post in a topic Yamaha 4 stroke engines for sale   

    Sound like great deals to me!   There would be some extra parts to buy on ebay, but only a few hundred dollars worth.
    Only concern would be that the motor couldn't really be tested, so a little gamble there.
    Note: The 3cyl would be a model that would not work with teal's skytrax kit.  Very few of these have been converted, and there is not much support available in converting them (at this date).  But I assume this will change soon (see william langford's posts over in the Yamaha Aero Engines Facebook Group)
     
     
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