TJay

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. TJay added a post in a topic Fred's films   

    such nice country side. I would love to fly in an area like that
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  13. TJay added a post in a topic Cooling off in the Clouds   

    thats really cool
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  14. TJay added a post in a topic MKIV 912 Swap   

    Are you retiring 279AF and making this your primary airplane? Are you planning on a gear swap as well? Im just being nosey. Good luck with the 912 I think you will like it way better.
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  15. TJay added a post in a topic Wide Gear   

    If your gonna spend the money kitfox wants for the spring gear that should have a ton of custom work done to be considered bush worthy, Maybe you should be looking at grove spring gear, there is a tone of them flying off airport with great success. Something to think about. 
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  16. TJay added a post in a topic Model III Kitfox with Upgrades (Avail October)   

    Congratulations on the sale hope you enjoy the 150 just as much.
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  17. TJay added a post in a topic KItfox 1 vs KitfoxIV tail section size   

    I bought a Kitfox 1 from Jim a few years ago, I don't regret doing business with him, Great guy to have on your side. I had a 503 on my challenger but if I was buying another plane with a 2 cycle I would definitely go with the 582.
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  18. TJay added a post in a topic Can I get some Catalina and amphibian pics pls?   

    really cool
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  19. TJay added a post in a topic Headset Jack Location   

    Also have mine behind the seat, haven't tried it yet but it sure looks nice siting in my garage.

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  20. TJay added a post in a topic What search engine do you use?   

    Ha I bet it was the middle chicks Idea to do that.
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  21. TJay added a post in a topic Kitfox 4 rebuild   

    Seems like you can reuse the sand once or twice but after that the sharpness is gone and takes way more time. Just my experiences with blasting
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  22. TJay added a post in a topic My mk4   

    I see you got the seat cushions in there. You working on it or sitting in it dreaming ha. looks really nice
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  23. TJay added a post in a topic Airdale's Bush Gear   

    I still like Joey's set up the best would like to hear more peoples experience with the tk-1 set up, I see Kitfox is now selling them too. When I watch Trent's videos it sure looks like the air frame enjoys that set up as well. Its just a lot of damn money for 4 Nitrogen shocks and a very small amount of welding.
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  24. TJay added a post in a topic Kitfox 4 rebuild   

    Looks good Jim
    You gonna stick around this winter to finish it up
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  25. TJay added a post in a topic rough water landing   

    Looks like your living the dream
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