MN Kitfox 2

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  1. MN Kitfox 2 added a post in a topic Replacing windshield   

    Whoops.  My mistake!  I'll delete that last post.
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  2. MN Kitfox 2 added a post in a topic Replacing windshield   

    That new windshield looks damn good man!  Makes me want to do it too.  Thanks everyone for the tips.
    But help me here... this is all new to me, difference between Lexan and Makrolon.  Which is best and why?
    Thanks!
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  3. MN Kitfox 2 added a post in a topic Chemtrails at night   

    LMAO!

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  4. MN Kitfox 2 added a post in a topic Chemtrails at night   

    Here's proof boys...

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  5. MN Kitfox 2 added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Rotax C Gearbox - Wanted to buy
    Trying ro help a new member here find a Rotax c box.
    Anyone have one shelved away?
    Thanks 
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  6. MN Kitfox 2 added a post in a topic Yamaha RX1 Engines   

    His (Greg Mills) data is concocted from picking and choosing numbers and estimates while sitting behind a computer.
    He has never extensively ran a c box with a Yamaha.  Never put these paper estimates of his to a test.
    The same is true for a line of sprag clutches he recently came out with.  He came up with TBO estimates with the same engineering slant (this time slanting towards his product) of thousands of hours TBO and a limetime guarantee from Mohawk Aero.
    Real world testing on those sprag clutches showed: 2 tested and entirely destroyed within 2 hours each.  Copro's testimomy in the post above describes this.  Greg sent these clutches out (to people I know and talked with at the time) UNTESTED. The worst part of that sprag clutch debacle is that he didn't even notify other customers that the failures had occured.  I actually had to contact one of them (overseas customer), who planned to fly the clutch soon, and I advised him to stay on the ground because there were problems.
    So what were dealing with in these engineering calculations is plain and simple:
     "Garbage in..... garbage out"
    Like Akflyer says... proof is in the pudding (real world empirical test data).
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  7. MN Kitfox 2 added a post in a topic Yamaha RX1 Engines   

    I don't like it either.  Just trying to counter some bad info.  Somebody had to say something.
    But I'll sign off on this one now.
    I've said my piece.
     
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  8. MN Kitfox 2 added a post in a topic Yamaha RX1 Engines   

    Remember here guys, I'm just a Yamaha enthusiast.
    I have no alterior motives here.  I don't make money in this business.  I am just a guy that enjoys helping others who have an interest in Yamaha power options.
    I have tried to support Greg and REALLY WISH that I could continue to do so, because the more good people who help develop Yamaha power in aircraft the better!
    But he has forced my hand here, and I do not like it a bit.  You guys see what I normally post!  I am the positive easy going and supportive guy!
    But when someone puts out bad, slanted, and fake news that doesn't help anyone.
    When someone says their part will last thousands of hours, doesn't test it, and then doesn't warn others when a problem is found!!!  Then continues to pick on the other guys product that has been working virtually flawlessly..
    Really?
    Not cool... and not good for furthering Yamaha power.
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  9. MN Kitfox 2 added a post in a topic Yamaha RX1 Engines   

    Ok.  Better tone.  That's good Greg.
    But that whole analysis  (including chart) is something you derived on your own.  It is all put together by you!  
    Sole source data and conclusions from someone who clearly has a prejudice in the matter....  troubling to me.
    I have an engineering degree to Greg.  In this case I am far more comfortable relying on empirical data than I am on your slant.
    The empirical data is clear:  Approx 30 Skytrax conversions flying with a cbox (say 2000 hrs or so?) with one bearing failure.
    Had it been a shaft failure and I believe your analysis above would have had no mention of bearings.
     
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  10. 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" of a rant you just posted shows alot Greg.  Man that post is a case study example of using "high and mighty" unsubstantiated garbage in an easy to see through cheap shot attempt to play the oldest juvenile card in the book:  Trying to propel one's self upward by grabbing at people around them and dragging them down.
    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.
    Greg, 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 and all the contributions I have made on FB.  But this is way out of line, (as was deleting the posts I made merely showing Teals products over on your Facebook Group).
    I would have preferred to continue to be your ally Greg, but the time has come to call you out for being so unfair.
     
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  11. MN Kitfox 2 added a post in a topic Yamaha RX1 Engines   

    And I  edited my last post.  Toned it down a little (probably still not toned down enough LOL) 
    Sorry for getting a little fired up and feisty!

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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 (400 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.  It has a nearly new NSI sprag clutch on it as well as spare parts including the original 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.
    Also included is the mount for a kitfox 5, all accessories: oil tank, alternator, ignition system, exhuast....  pretty much everything.  Basically a FWF except for prop and coolant expansion tank.
    $1800
    Located in Park Rapids Minnesota 
     
    Please read the following post which details the metal in oil problem:





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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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