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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.