TJay

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About TJay

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Maurice IA
  • Interests building, flying

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  1. TJay added a post in a topic Shop Updates   

    Are you planning to keep avid original or are you gonna update to the kitfox style wing along with the sleek look of the newer planes (kitfox and justaircraft) ? just curious
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  2. TJay added a post in a topic sloshing-again   

    I not sure I would do 2 coats unless the directions say so. I would worry about the second coat letting loose from the first.
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  3. TJay added a post in a topic Yamaha RX1 Engines   

    You folks are turning this into a yahoo forum
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  4. TJay added a post in a topic Replacing windshield   

    No idea on the photos, never had that issue. Nice work on the windshield. The way it looks you will be flying before me.
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  5. TJay added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 Build   

    I have 2 inch scat tube coming out of the heat muff and thinking about feeding it with 1'1/4 scat tube any thoughts on this?
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  6. TJay added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 Build   

    played with the Kitfox today. After scratching my head a bunch I think I finally came up with a decent heater idea. Not quite done with it yet I need to hook up the intake tube yet.  It will take air from the front of the engine ram air duct thats for another day. As you can see from the pictures the air will flow right through the heat muff and out the bottom through the trap door for summer time operation. Pull the cable on the dash and the trap door closes then air is forced into the cabin. I also packed the inside of the heat muff with stainless steel scrubbing pads. It is all made form Aluminum so the scat tubing is about the heaviest part. Hope it works




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  7. TJay added a post in a topic Replacing windshield   

    I think you'll be fine either way you put it. Is that smoked or grey lexan? I looks like the stuff I got form Wicks Aircraft. Looken good keep at it
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  8. TJay added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    wow I love those jury strut attach brackets they are a 100 times better than what kitfox came up with.
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  9. TJay added a post in a topic Making a new set of skis   

    No haven't touched it yet its still above 20 degrees most days around here when it gets cold outside I will start taking the weekends off and try to finish it up.
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  10. TJay added a post in a topic Making a new set of skis   

    they look good as always Jim. Keep on building
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  11. TJay added a post in a topic lights   

    Something like this would also work https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Whelen-Wig-Wag-Model-SSF2150/192331125339?hash=item2cc7d4125b:g:rsEAAOSwlY1ZHJWf
    Also there is all kinds of these for vehicle head lights, and a head light is normally 50 watts should be more than enough
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  12. TJay added a post in a topic My new Avid Magnum Tricycle   

    Very nice airplane. I only see one problem it looks to me like in order to get yourself a airplane you need to give your wife a paver side walk and driveway, now that's a lot of work. 
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  13. TJay added a post in a topic What was i smoking?   

    I also played around with that idea on my model 1 but didn't care for the shock having to lean that far forward and with out moving the gear forward.  That lead me to the idea that the shock would bind like crazy and thats how you twist things up. If you can get it figured out please share with all of us. Really nice work so far.
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  14. TJay added a post in a topic Fuel Tank Suppliers   

     I got mine through Kitfox but did have to pay dearly for them. Well over a thousand bucks by the time they arrived.  I wish you could buy directly from the maker I hate nothing more than a middle man thinking they deserve a huge cut for doing next to nothing. 
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  15. TJay added a post in a topic First real flight   

    I like the mountain scene on the side of the plane. is it vinyl  graphic?
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