nemesisnxt

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  1. nemesisnxt added a post in a topic Oakland To Do (Aviation preferred)   

    This place is a dump.  You'd think with the taxes, regulations, tree huggers, progressives that this liberal Mecca would be utopia.  Far from it.   Ya, I'm biased too!
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  2. nemesisnxt added a topic in Hangar Talk   

    Oakland To Do (Aviation preferred)
    Stuck in Oakland for at least anothet 24 hours, drove out late last night to fix a Falcon 50EX.  Parts in order....
    Looking for things to do, prefer aviation related and on a mechanics budget.
    Headed over to the Oakland Aviation Museum now, there's a kitfox there.
    Any suggestions?
    -Shua
     
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  3. nemesisnxt added a post in a topic Avid kit for sale near Reno   

    Posting expired.
    I reached out to him a couple times with no reply.  
    Maybe he was just listing it to appease his significant other with no intent to sell?
     
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  4. nemesisnxt added a post in a topic 1994 KITFOX SPEEDSTER PROJECT ebay   

    It's a Model IV speedster according to the seller.  Still a good deal if you get it for under $10k, I think.
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  5. nemesisnxt added a post in a topic Kitfox Lite in Arizona Craigslist $400   

    It's a Watkins 5080, made in the former soviet state of Kurblackishstan.  Hand crafted by the indigenous people of the watutu tribe.  
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  6. nemesisnxt added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Kitfox Lite in Arizona Craigslist $400
    https://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/for/6018978625.html
     
    Looks like a Lite, $400
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  7. nemesisnxt added a post in a topic Kitfox 5 unfinished project on Barnstormers   

    That one didn't last long,  
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  8. nemesisnxt added a post in a topic Kitfox 2,3,or 4 door frames wanted   

    Call this guy, he has extra sets with his kit:
    https://reno.craigslist.org/search/sss?query=kitfox&sort=rel
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  9. nemesisnxt added a post in a topic Kitfox projects on craigslist   

    NV is going the other way, freakin California overflow and Bloomberg backed agenda.  Legally I have to get a background check to borrow a gun from a family member or friend. I carry a TCP 738 .380 auto.  Small, but it makes a reallg loud noise when you pull the trigger.
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  10. nemesisnxt added a post in a topic Kitfox projects on craigslist   

    Ha!  Im not the only one that passed on the Reno fox , y'all thought I was crazy!
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  11. nemesisnxt added a post in a topic Looking for N618GZ info   

    Says it weighs 550lbs wih the Jabiru 2200.  Thats encouraging
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  12. nemesisnxt added a post in a topic Looking for N618GZ info   

  13. nemesisnxt added a post in a topic Looking for N618GZ info   

    Wow!  Thats a deal.  
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  14. nemesisnxt added a post in a topic Looking for N618GZ info   

    Reported as 533lbs empty on Tweety Bird with a 912ULS.  Not bad.  Climb rate/angle must be amazing!
    What's a Jabiru 2200 installation, 40lbs, 50lbs, (or?) lighter than a 912?
    So lets say 490lbs with a Jab in the same cowless, open aft fuselage configuration, right?  Can a Jab hang out in free air with a cooling plenum?
    So lets say I stick a cowl on it and cover the aft fuselage.   That can't possibly weigh more than 60lbs, right?
    Voilá! 550lb KF-3 with a four stroke.  
    Maybe use the Model 4 ribs that he has and improve the speed of the little frankin-plane by 10mph to take even more advantage of the high RPM Jabiru.
    Now the near impossible part:  finding a low to mid time 2200 jab at a decent price...
     
     
     
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  15. nemesisnxt added a post in a topic Looking for N618GZ info   

    What did you think of the Jabiru?
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  16. nemesisnxt added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Looking for N618GZ info
    Gents,
    Looking for information regarding N618GZ "Tweety Bird" STOL Kitfox 3 built and owned by Tom Tschantz.
    http://www.ashleyncoffey.com/182-2/
    The most important information I would like is the aircraft's empty weight.
    Thanks in advance!
    That model 3 is still for sale in Reno, and I'm circling back to see if a 912 with a 500lb useful is possible.
    -Shua
     
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  17. nemesisnxt added a post in a topic Kitfox II vs III visual clues in kit form?   

    So as I'm driving home from looking at the kit, my truck starts making a clunk clunk sound.  Took it to the shop, $3k in parts and labor.  Devine intervention?  Coincidence?  Hmmm.
    Its the useful load more than the speed.  There will be another one.  Besides I really need to concentrate on my IFR rating (Dassault pays $80 per flight hour towards IFR rating as a work benefit), and my IA. 
    I know I dont have to have the flight control upgrade to fly, believe me I tossed that back and forth a hundred times. 
    You guys are right, this is a great deal for someone, sorry to disappoint.
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  18. nemesisnxt added a post in a topic Kitfox II vs III visual clues in kit form?   

    Gents,
    Thanks for all your help, but this aircraft just isn't for me.  
    I've added up all the wants and needs to make this aircraft fit my mission, and its just too much time and money.  I'd spend more money upgrading this one than I would buying a complete IV.  That IV flight control upgrade is over $2000.  So now I have a $5000+ kit that still needs ribs and winglets, and a bigger tail. And I'd still have a 1050 gross fox that flies 20mph slower than a IV.  I've seen model IVs pop up for less than $10k with FWF, Grove gear, Electric trim, quick build wing, and more.  Heck, there is a IV built and flying with a 912 on Barnstormers for $18k!
    From previous posts I'm seeing that with these mods I will be well over 550lbs.
    I need a model IV-1200 or newer, otherwise I'm just wasting my time. I suppose I could buy and flip it, but that's not for me either,
    All of you were instrumental in keeping me from buying a mistake, despite the encouragement to buy.
    Give him a call if you want it.  Otherwise he's going to list it on Barnstormers or TeamKitfox.
    -Joshua
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  19. nemesisnxt added a post in a topic Kitfox II vs III visual clues in kit form?   

    I took a look at it today.  Here is a list of observations:
    1) It's for sure a model 3, no doubt in my mind.
    2) Kit is incomplete, not much for extras.  Missing ribs, wing tips, maybe more.
    3) No covering, no FWF, no upgrades whatsoever (except dual brakes)
    4) He has confused the models.  He HAS a model 3, and has a set of model 4 flaperons and model 4 ribs.  Just two model 3 ribs.
    5). Everything appears to be in good to great condition.
    Photos to follow:

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  20. nemesisnxt added a post in a topic Kitfox II vs III visual clues in kit form?   

    You guys are making me nervous.  So is it not possible to come in under 550lbs with a 912, bush gear, and model IV vertical?
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  21. nemesisnxt added a post in a topic Gear swap... Number 3...Bush Gear part deux   

     
    What was your net weight gain switching from the stock gear to this set?
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  22. nemesisnxt added a post in a topic Kitfox II vs III visual clues in kit form?   

    I may have found another difference between the 2 and 3:  The vertical stab and rudder ribs are lined up on the model 3 photos, but the model 1 and 2 photos show the ribs are staggered.  Can anyone confirm?
     
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