TJay

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  1. TJay added a post in a topic Kitfox 7 on barnstormers   

    Unless he screwed something up real bad while building he is gonna take a massive hit on that one. Ouch. Good start for someone else but to much money for me this year.
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  2. TJay added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 questions   

    Yeeaahh nice work boys.  Keep the dirty side down.
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  3. TJay added a post in a topic Flying off paved runways   

    I tried mine toe out at first didn't work.  What started to happen (on pavement) the tire was trying to pull to the outside and that would pull my gear out and compress my springs not cool.  So I set them toe in and that helps hold the gear in the full up right position.  I also figure there is give in all the pipe on my landing gear so being toe in when you start rolling your pushing against the tubing which is really setting the wheels at zero.  Remember I am only border line Genius so do what works best for you. 
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  4. TJay added a post in a topic Flying off paved runways   

    I set mine 1/8 inch toe in and works great. And like Jim said a big pipe
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  5. TJay added a post in a topic Kitfox S/N 1000 Restoration! N73BH   

    Welcome Nile
    looks like a great project there. How did the landing gear hold up to the accident? I see its the good Grove Gear. Have no idea about running the 912 maybe try to get a hold of Larry with the Mangy Fox he seems to know a bit about them engines and knows alot of guys running 912 engines.
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  6. TJay added a post in a topic Bringing a Kitfox 1 back to life   

    Those skis steel or Aluminum?
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  7. TJay added a post in a topic Mangy Fox Video?   

    That's what i thought too ha. Sure looks like fun I an really hoping to be there next year.
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  8. TJay added a post in a topic Bringing a Kitfox 1 back to life   

    Thanks for the kind words  Matt. I love the way mine turned out exactly how I dreamed it to be. I started with an 1985 unstarted kit I bought from Jim Chuk then built the airplane I wanted to see around it. 
    And about those tanks I think there quite light weight. Maybe 4 to 5 lbs a piece would be my guess.
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  9. TJay added a post in a topic Flying off paved runways   

    That would be the opposite side of the runway. Don't look at anything else.
    One more thing I did Was to do all my take offs  on pavement and landed on the grass. I guess I figured if things go wrong just keep the power in and get it off the ground. I don't really care for 3 point landings on pavement it seems easier to just fly it in till the wheels squeak. On grass I have tried the 3 point because you are so much slower works good there  but still prefer wheel landings. will do 50 wheel landings to 1 three point. thats just me and I am very green to tail wheels
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  10. TJay added a post in a topic Bringing a Kitfox 1 back to life   

    Nice to see you made it here. sharp looking bird there. I love my model 1 and I'm sure you will too.
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  11. TJay added a post in a topic First Flight Avid Flyer A   

    Very nice Mr. I come across the threshold around 50, very smooth there.
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  12. TJay added a post in a topic covering process   

    My thought exactly.
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  13. TJay added a post in a topic Plastic prop hub replacement?   

    As long as the mandatory ones are done that's all that's needed.
     
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  14. TJay added a post in a topic Flying off paved runways   

    I was nervous the first time too now all I land on is the pavement. Like yamma fox said if it don't feel right just add some power. My first attempt I just came in fast touched the wheels down and just let it roll for a bit then I added power and went around. Nothing to it.
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  15. TJay added a post in a topic Sonex Tail dragger   

    I'v only been in a sonex twice but loved it. Never been in one with a vw but I'm sure there fun too.
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  16. TJay added a post in a topic News about Ed (EDMO)   

    Get well ED we still like to read your posts.
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  17. TJay added a post in a topic First Try At Water Skipping   

    That would give me the pucker factor for sure.
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  18. TJay added a post in a topic News about Ed (EDMO)   

    We could do an E Card Some one would just have to type everyones name that wants to be on it. I would sign it for sure.
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  19. TJay added a post in a topic New Rotax 670 Install   

    Very cool
    What kind of climb performance are you seeing with those numbers?
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  20. TJay added a post in a topic covering process   

    300 bucks a gallon is stupid. 
    I used val spar with good results on a fisher avenger that I did. Just make sure what ever you use is 100% Acrylic that's what keeps the flexibility.
    On my Kitfox I used poly tone and its holding up really good. So far I got 27hrs on it.


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  21. TJay added a post in a topic Putting speedwing on Mod C STOL   

    Can you just look down the inside of the spar tube?  If it does an S curve by the strut attachment then its bent.
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  22. TJay added a post in a topic Compression numbers ?   

    I did a leak down test on a snowmobile engine many years ago what a pain in the butt. Just stick with an simple compression tester and not one from Harbor freight.
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  23. TJay added a post in a topic Ultra-prop II   

    Your not crazy warp are very nice props. There just to damn heavy. Another good one is the Power Fin light weight and smooth.
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  24. TJay added a post in a topic New Rotax 670 Install   

  25. TJay added a post in a topic Sandblasting   

    Use to be at least.
    I had my wing struts powered coated after I built them. Then I went to scuff up the back to glue on my wood struts I could sand the paint right off with out even trying. Everybody keeps getting more expensive and the quality keeps getting less.
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