Just picked up this Model 1 kitfox

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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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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.

:BC:

 

:) Thanks for the advice. I really don't plan on changing the gear right now. I did the mock up quick and put those lines in there just for a visual.  Although the measurements are correct. If I were going to attempt this I would try to put shocks in there. I dont enderstand how they get the leg tubes to flatten out at the end to fit inside the bracket?  Thanks for the concearn regarding the landing gear. I was just messing around though. With you guys advice maybe I can make something look right on paper atleast before I ever try to weld anything. 

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In this diagram I circled in red one part that confuses me. Does the wire split here or are 2 wires connected to the possitive part of the battery?

 

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I would make the connection at the starter relay.  Big wire comes from battery to starter relay, small wire goes away from there but attaches to the same connection.  JImChuk

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what is the best/cheapest material to use on the motor side of the firewall? 

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Need to be more specific in your question.  What exactly are you asking about.  I know the topic had been electrical, but.  JImChuk

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sorry I mean the sound protection material or heat resistant fabric.I think mine had some sort of fiberglass cloth material, I know some people use aluminum tape. My firewall has some black stuff sprayed on, what is that stuff?

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None of my Avids had the fiberglass fabric like Kitfoxes used.  Hadn't planed on putting it on the Kitfox I'm rebuilding.  I do plan on going with a SS firewall though.  The early Kitfoxes used a thin aluminum firewall, so maybe that started some of the thinking going for the fabric.  JImChuk

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None of my Avids had the fiberglass fabric like Kitfoxes used.  Hadn't planed on putting it on the Kitfox I'm rebuilding.  I do plan on going with a SS firewall though.  The early Kitfoxes used a thin aluminum firewall, so maybe that started some of the thinking going for the fabric.  JImChuk

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It could be carb icing depending on conditions and otherwise I would check for fuel contamination  going from tanks to Carb. (fod or water in tanks/gascolator , check carb fuel bowl (drain it) for contamination and fuel filter...).

 

My 2 cents

 

P.s I guess you did check the fuel tank drains for water/contaminants before flight/!

Note there is a special bulletin about water contamination in the Cessna 172...  https://all-things-aviation.com/tag/drain-water-from-airplane-fuel-tanks/

 

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are these standard Kitfox Hubs? 

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my landing gear is 57.5 inches wide (from center to center on the tires), is that standard kitfox gear? 

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my landing gear is 57.5 inches wide (from center to center on the tires), is that standard kitfox gear? 

That's what mine is.

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