Just picked up this Model 1 kitfox

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If you don't have a builder's manual, I can ship you one to U.S.A. for $50 - It cost that much now to copy one, not including binder and shipping since my UPS copy place doubled their prices.  EDMO

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If you don't have a builder's manual, I can ship you one to U.S.A. for $50 - It cost that much now to copy one, not including binder and shipping since my UPS copy place doubled their prices.  EDMO

Sadly i have one, not sure if some of it is missing though. 

 

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Glad to help if you need more info;    EDmO

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well that is a nice teaser.  More pics?? has she flown yet?

:BC:

 

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Be still my quivering heart! Smokin’!

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I think I can get the other holes in with a punch when I have a better idea of what will go where. 

 

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How do I measure this properly so I can get a nice bracket?

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Lol she isn't sure. 

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Can someone tell me what this is in the center. I know people use the I beams or whatever. Is this similar to that? 

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I will be building a new firwall soon. 

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The center piece in the spar is a nice thing to see.  Before they started using that type of spar, the gross weight was 850.   With that type of spar, you have a 950 gross weight.  I think that type of extrusion was pretty expensive, more than a regular aluminum tube at any rate, and they went back to just a round tube with a stiffener that was inserted into the tube, centered on the lift strut attachment bracket.   As far at the brackets, I would do trial and error, until you get one that fits good, and then copy it.   JImChuk

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Just read what u said about the center in the spar and glad to hear that, my Blackfox has those in it.  Will have to check other two planes out to c what they have. Thanks Jim

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The center piece in the spar is a nice thing to see.  Before they started using that type of spar, the gross weight was 850.   With that type of spar, you have a 950 gross weight.  I think that type of extrusion was pretty expensive, more than a regular aluminum tube at any rate, and they went back to just a round tube with a stiffener that was inserted into the tube, centered on the lift strut attachment bracket.   As far at the brackets, I would do trial and error, until you get one that fits good, and then copy it.   JImChuk

TY! Thats good, one less thing. I have come to realize that as an amateur builder, there will be allot of trial and error. Lots of metel going in the scap bin. 

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Overlapping tape, I'm not going to do the 90 degree angle. In these rib tail reinforcements. This they will be cnc cut. I had fun wasting a bunch of time constructing shity ones though. 

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The angle gives it lots more strength.... the little bit of bend you need could be made with these.   Just make your flat part, and let it go up about 3/8" higher.  Then bend that extra 3/8" over 90 degrees.    JImChuk

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What made the "earobatic" wing in the avid flyer be able to do such manuvers as is in this video? Would the early avid airplanes outperform early model kitfoxes? I love it. 

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This program called sketchup is so easy and intuitive to use.  This is the ribtail reinforcement that I made in there. Im stll going to add the extra metel for the 90 degree bend but i 1st need to measure the airplane to see where it should start. It is upside down in the picture, the way I lofted it made it easier that way. 

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This would be 55 inches wide at the Hubs. I'm messing around and contemplating trying to build something, Or atleast have someone weld it for me. I would  put shocks in there. Still haven't designed the cabine part yet. 

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do NOT have the cabane vee like that where it gives a straight pull through.. Do a search for gear on here and see the number of reasons why. 

Please learn from everyone else's mistakes and do not do the same just for ease of fabrication unless you want the gear and fuse buckled and your plane wrecked.

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