Brodstol

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About Brodstol

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  • Birthday 03/01/1984

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  • Location Wenatchee, WA

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  1. Brodstol added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 Rebuild   

    Wings went on tonight without a hitch. You couldn't wipe the grin off my face as the project now feels closer and closer to an airplane. Great advice on mounting the struts beforehand, it helped immensely. 




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  2. Brodstol added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 Rebuild   

    Thanks guys, I'll definitely put the struts on beforehand, appreciate the help.
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  3. Brodstol added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 Rebuild   

    It's been a while posting here but I've been making steady process. I'm gearing to hang the wings back on this weekend and have a question. Whats the best way to put them back on? I assume its get the the two spar bolts in and the slide the lift strut back into place. Any tips or words of wisdom would be appreciated. 

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  4. Brodstol added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 Rebuild   

    sure, I used some leftover baggage door seal I found at school. It's soft and pliable, making a much better seal than the felt tape that was previously on there.
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  5. Brodstol added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 Rebuild   

    Just want to update you all with a few pics of the progress and even moving the project from school to back home.
    A big thank you to Ronin for the new landing gear, wheels, and brakes and to Avidflyer1 for the 68" Warp Drive prop. I'm out of A&P school and now working as an A&P for the local FBO, so I haven't had a lot of time for fixing up the Kitfox. I am hoping to fire up the 582 this weekend and install the windshield within the next week or so. 

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  6. Brodstol added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 More pics   

    Great job TJay! It looks awesome and I'm sure it'll fly just as good as it looks.
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  7. Brodstol added a topic in Avid and Kitfox parts Suppliers   

    Ebay 20% off sitewide today only 03/09
    For today only ebay is offering 20% everything sitewide as long as it's an order of $25 or more. Use the code PSPRING20 at checkout. I'm picking up some tools and few parts I had on my wishlist. Happy shopping everyone!
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  8. Brodstol added a post in a topic Rebuilding Matco MC4 Article   

    I have the MC5 version with the built in reservoir, here's a link to purchase the rebuild kit for it http://www.matcomfg.com/MC5REBUILDKIT-idv-3508-46.html 
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  9. Brodstol added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 Rebuild   

    Good point, it was the original design that I modified to be able to fit the new battery. The original design had a bungee cord holding down the battery, lol.
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  10. Brodstol added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 Rebuild   

    Just wanted to give a little update, this week I started on fixing the fuselage bent tubing, installed the exhaust and firewall seal, and started to prep the brand new Model 3 gear I bought from Ronin. Last week was the fuel system, battery tray, instrument panel and wiring. I also removed all the Lexan which I'll use as my away from school project at home. I'm still hoping to have it close to if not finished in a month which is also the end of my A&P schooling. My Kitfox will probably be the first logbook I put an entry in as an A&P. Welp back to the grind I go...

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  11. Brodstol added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 Build   

    Looks very nice, excellent work!
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  12. Brodstol added a post in a topic 582 Jetting guide by Green Sky adventures   

    Have you gone through this on your new Avid? What kind of results did it yield?
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  13. Brodstol added a post in a topic Long time Lurker   

    Welcome aboard, glad you stopped lurked and entered the fray. Post lots of pics or videos if you have it.
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  14. Brodstol added a post in a topic Watched SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch today   

    Say this space race is a waste next time you fire up Google maps, the GPS in your airplane, or get an accurate forecast for a cross country flight. Sure money could probably better spent elsewhere but that could be said of pretty much anything that has multi-billion dollar budgets and government involvement. I do agree that it's sad that some of societies greatest technological advances have come out of military advancement, aviation being a prime example.
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  15. Brodstol added a post in a topic Watched SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch today   

    SpaceX is so fun to watch, they're pumping out these launches left and right. I can't wait to see them progress over the next decade, Mars isn't too far away.
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