TJay

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  1. TJay added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 questions   

    Ha I tried that ended up with a distorted mess. I just used two pieces of lexan one for the top and one for the bottom.
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  2. TJay added a post in a topic MATCO Tail wheel shimmy   

    275? Wow did you have hopes of getting off the ground?
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  3. TJay added a post in a topic Kitfox Newbie   

    Must not have quite enough projects if your still looking for more ha.
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  4. TJay added a post in a topic MATCO Tail wheel shimmy   

    Can you tighten that bug nut a little bit. Or maybe grease it a bit more.
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  5. TJay added a post in a topic Scimitar Propellers   

    Im excited too and yes I bought directly from them Nice people to work with did everything I wanted got blue tips painted on and leading edge laid in the carbon fiber the prop is extremely nice looking. I got a 2 blade. took about 2 mounts to get but that is not a problem. I didn't care much for the western union money transfer. That cost me 35 dollars. But it did go smoothly. And I would buy another from them.
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  6. TJay added a post in a topic Converting to a 912   

    Very nice work and the work space looks great too.
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  7. TJay added a post in a topic Scimitar Propellers   

    That was pretty good Fred I like that.
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  8. TJay added a post in a topic "The Raven" a kitfox avid clone!!!!!   

    I bought those years ago and was really impressed with them yes you need to fill in the blanks but thats not so bad. I have pulled plans from old popular mechanic magazine that were alot worse.
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  9. TJay added a post in a topic Scimitar Propellers   

    I got a 68 inch Luga sitting on the bench shaped just like that.  After Christmas I will be leaving Wisconsin and moving back home then we will see how they do on our early birds.
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  10. TJay added a post in a topic Behind the power curve   

    Thats one of those engines you see on ebay
    add says removed from flying aircraft always stored in dry Hanger.
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  11. TJay added a post in a topic First flight on skis   

    That looks awesome Jim thanks for sharing. How much show do you guys have on the ground now.
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  12. TJay added a post in a topic MK IV Aerobat speedwing spar gouge/repair   

     
    Well to me I guess there is only one way to fix this problem right.
    And your right My mind has been made up about that from day one.
    If you wanna go out to your plane and chop your spar in half at the  29 inch mark tonight  then splice it back together and fly it all winter  I will listen to your suggestions but for now this will be my last post about this. 
    Sure would love to see you start another thread on this plane you designed and built?
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  13. TJay added a post in a topic MK IV Aerobat speedwing spar gouge/repair   

    What a bunch of Gobbledy Gook. I cant tell you what to do but I can give an example to think about. Take a 5 inch thick slab of concrete you put a saw cut 1/2 inch deep in it that's 10 percent of its original thickness. The first time that slab moves it cracks in that cut every time. Now you need to think about how much that spar bounces up and down right in that thin spot. Just something to think about the next time you go fly.
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  14. TJay added a post in a topic Kitfox 2 project on barnstormers   

    You could just make a block and pound them out. Its been done for years for just one airplane. Just a thought.
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  15. TJay added a post in a topic New Airport is open   

    Your a bit low Mr. There is a whole lot more than just one mile of concrete in this thing. And the price per acre right there was 21000.
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  16. TJay added a post in a topic New Airport is open   

    Ha I thought the same thing yesterday when I landed there. I used about 100 feet of it but it was sure a nice smooth 100 feet
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  17. TJay added a topic in Hangar Talk   

    New Airport is open
    Hey guys our new airport is now open
    http://www.nwestiowa.com/scnews/regional-airport-grand-opening-on-nov/article_c17194ec-e43b-11e8-8724-07ded6c8b903.html
    The Kitfox has a brand new hanger in the front row. Tight squeeze in there but it fits ha.

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  18. TJay added a post in a topic Landing at my home strip in Blighty   

    I tell ya if I had a hanger on my property I wouldn't care if its right in the middle of the runway ha. Not that I can complain Our new airport is not open and its only 2 miles from me. Yee Ha
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  19. TJay added a post in a topic MK IV Aerobat speedwing spar gouge/repair   

    But I have never seen a splice in that section of a spar there always on the outer section of the spar.  Don't dare give any advice on this one.
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  20. TJay added a post in a topic New Dash   

    I like it. And think it looks great
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  21. TJay added a post in a topic Stretching the AVID   

    Lowering that foot area is a great Idea but sure doesn't do much for the looks.
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  22. TJay added a post in a topic rigging flaps   

    I set my Kitfox at 3 degrees trailing edge down. flew hands off right out of the gate. Cant comment on what they fly like trailing edge up. But alot of people do it with good results.
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  23. TJay added a post in a topic Stretching the AVID   

     All you have to do is dig in and do it.  Stick with it man sounds like a really fun project.  May I ask what does an engine new like that run for dollars?  Turbo NSI Subaru sounds like a nice engine.
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  24. TJay added a post in a topic Avid Aircraft Parts List   

    Thats an impressive parts list keep it up.
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  25. TJay added a post in a topic Buying my first airplane, looking at older Avid/Foxes, some advice needed   

    I wouldn't worry to much about the service bulletins  if your on a 15,000 dollar budget Just make sure its safe. If every seller completed every service bulletin you would have whats called a 100,000 dollar kitfox 7. Most early birds need a little work to get them up to par but it doesn't take much unless you go overboard and over think everything. Enjoy.
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