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About Willja67

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  1. Willja67 added a post in a topic Parting out KF1 FWF   

    short answer: Nope
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  2. Willja67 added a post in a topic MGL ENGINE INSTRUMENTS sale or trade   

    Wow that's a full $100 cheaper . Thanks
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  3. Willja67 added a post in a topic Parting out KF1 FWF   

    Since I'm ditching the 2 stroke i don't need the video anymor. If someone takes enough of the parts with a good offer I'll throw it in for free. Otherwise make me an offer

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  4. Willja67 added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    MGL ENGINE INSTRUMENTS sale or trade
    I'm not looking to sell these as much as trade them. I'm building a new panel and want to use the MGL Blaze engine monitor: https://m.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/avpages/mgl-color_universal_engine_monitor_blaze.php
    I have the harnesses for these so if you have the blaze instrument with a harness that you'd like to trade I'm interested. These are about $200 each brand new so you'd be coming out ahead about $100 in a trade.  If you want to buy them i at least want enough for them that i can buy the new instrument . 
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  5. Willja67 added a post in a topic Parting out KF1 FWF   

    Also selling fiberglass seat pan and upholstery and both aluminum control sticks and the pushrod between the 2 sticks. 
    Seat pan is in excellent condition no noticeable cracks and upholstery is dusty but in good condition

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  6. Willja67 added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Parting out KF1 FWF
    I'm selling off the rotax 532 fwf from my KF1. It only had 75 hrs on it and no damage history. I expect the engine itself is pretty much a boat anchor at this point. At present i still have everything and perhaps aside from the gascolator am selling it all. Cowling,  engine mount, rotax a gearbox, dual carb with quite a few supplies to rebuild the carbs. Mikuni pump, radiator,  hoses, expansion tank coolant reservoir. It's all here. Make me an offer. Don't see it here ask.

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  7. Willja67 added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Aluminum wing tank repair
    I just found the way Chris Bolkan repaired his fiberglass wing tanks here. 
    I have an aluminum tank in the right wing of my KF1 that has been unused since the original sloshing compound had been flaking off which is easily visible looking in the gas cap. I have read that those aluminium tanks were very prone to leaking as the wing flexed and broke the welds. 
    After just having found the above thread on cutting out a large portion of the bottom of the tank and then riveting a panel to the surface I'm wondering if i can't do something similar to my aluminum tank? Once the access hole is cut clean out the old sloshing compound and use proseal and flox on all the seams and then rivet the new bottom panel on it. 
    I have no idea if the tank had developed leaks before the sloshing compound started flaking off but let's just assume it has or if it hasn't yet that it definitely will. Would this repair be something that you guys would trust your precious butts to?
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  8. Willja67 added a topic in Close Call's and dumb stunts   

    Before and after
    I've already posted the dumb stunt but for those who haven't read that post I left the wings folded while unloading my model 1 off the trailer and the tailwheel jumped the track and the rear fuselage smacked down hard on the trailer frame and bent the lower longeron and even got the top one a little. So here's the after the accident but before the fix: and here's the after:

    And here's me and the magician that did it:he managed to straighten both bent tubes with a slide hammer. I meant to have him show me the tool and technique but we were busy with other stuff. The guy is 85 and a true artist with a welder and body work too apparently since that's where he got the slide hammer. The accident ripped the fabric at the lower longeron  and he cut the slit you see at the top longeron but otherwise didn't do any other damage to the fabric fixing it. Until recently he did most of the welding for matco. It's irritating him tremendously that age is finally catching up with him. But he can still get an incredible amount done in a short time. Without him my bird probably wouldn't fly for a couple more years. 
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  9. Willja67 added a post in a topic Avid flyer III FS in UT   

    That is the one i would have bought 2 years ago when i first started wanting a kitfox but couldn't afford it. Looks like the guys who were interested in it at the same time i was are trying to unload it.   
    I was only slightly more ignorant about kitfoxs when looking at this one then when I bought my model 1 and got taken on it. But having said that my model 1 is a solid airframe just a few things that need worked on and I got the same impression about this plane. But I could be wrong. 
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  10. Willja67 added a post in a topic Luga/NR   

    Airtrikes.net  is a retailer and their price list is here: http://www.airtrikes.net/airtrikes_pricelist_engine_prop.htm  but it looks like depending on either blade shape (straight or scimitar) 2 or 3 blade and diameter price ranges from about $900-1300.
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  11. Willja67 added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 Gear Legs $100 plus shipping   

    front to back of the bolt attach points is 13.5" and from the top of the axle socket to the bottom of the bolt location is approx 22"

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  12. Willja67 added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 Gear Legs $100 plus shipping   

    I'll get those measurements tonight when i get home from work
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  13. Willja67 added a post in a topic Starter for 582   

    Does $100 sound fair?
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  14. Willja67 added a post in a topic Starter for 582   

    Ive got a 532 starter I'm looking to sell, i hear the motor is the same but the adapter is different?
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  15. Willja67 added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Kitfox 1 Gear Legs $100 plus shipping
    I recently installed bush gear on my bird and want to sell the original gear. 
    The gear was in good shape when removed from the aircraft no signs of ground loops.
    There is some chafing from the straps when I hauled it from California to Utah and I cut off the brackets that held the brakes on and had them welded on the new gear. I did nick the tubes a little doing that but i think it can be dressed out. I did put a good size cut in the wood fairing in a couple places but that's easily fixable. 
    Not completely sure but I think the silver color is Polyspray.

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