Starting my kitfox 1 build pictures here

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Don't know where you get your "free" time. Keep it up...     Lou

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Love seeing the progress!  Keep at it Mr. You will have her in the air in no time.

 

:BC:

 

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Well woke up at 5 am today like usual and realized I am sicker than sick, cant hardly move so I stayed home from work, and by 8 am I couldn't sit in the house any longer, stumbled my way out in the garage and slowly worked on the kitfox. Decided to make aluminum frames to rivet lexan windows in rather than sewing them in. Got my little plastic rudder cable covers glued in place and static port installed. Also did a little fabric on the area under the vertical,

 

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Got to love progress!  Keep it up, and one of these days you are going to be flying a Kitfox.   Jim Chuk

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Independence Day would be appropriate...     Lou

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Covered the rudder, installed rear window frames and finished fabric on top of turtle deck, still sick, what a miserable way to spend a weekend.

 

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You are not alone TJay - spring allergies, or something, hit me yesterday, the first day after the first lawn mowing this year - got up today and coughed for 2 hours - feel like a tank ran over me.   Hoping this don't last long for either of us.   EDMO

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sprayed a coat of poly brush on today. stuff still stinks.

 

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I love the smell of Poly Fiber reducer and MEK in the morning.

MarkD

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Well tonight I shot the second coat of Poly-Spray on her, Hopefully I can make her blue this weekend,

 

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Looking better all the time.  Won't be long and you'll be flying that machine!  Jim Chuk

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And the devilbiss spray's again. I think it turned out great, So far she ain't no 50 footer

 

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Nice to see some color going on it!

Looking great mr!  :BC:

 

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Spent the day playing with the Tig welder I now have the same size tail as a Kitfox 4 1200, Hope it flies well.

 

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Go large or go home, baby!

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Go large or go home, baby!

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OK, so whats the report on the tail feathers.. twitchy?  sensitive?  just right?? I really want larger elevator and rudder on mine especially for when I am on floats or the big tires to give me more flare and to be able to pick the tail up when slow taxiing. 

 

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No hijacking allowed.  PIREP link.

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No hijacking allowed.  PIREP link.

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Since when have I not allowed hijacking :dunno:

 

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Thanks for the updated pirep and the link mr!

 

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No hijacking allowed.  PIREP link.

 

 

"Change Approved."

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Finally fabric and paint finished, time to take a break for a couple months.

 

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You've done good, but don't quit now! :-)   Jim Chuk

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starting to go back together

 

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Looks great!  Almost there now.

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Hung the Jabiru on today, still working on shimming it strait yet but it all falling together,  That's one bad ass Kitfox 1

 

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Look great.  Impressive workmanship. Cant wait to see how she performs.

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