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WINGS ON EBAY (???)

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These are advertised as Kitfox wings, but no model listed - Looking at the tips, they look more like Avid? ???  I count 11 ribs.

 $4K or Best Offer. 

Ad says, "Local pickup only - Batesville, Indiana".   EDMO

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Kitfox-Wings/302476910764?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649

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Something rather odd about these wings.  Didn't we see them before?  They look like Avid wingtips, but when I looked at the pictures, I see there are 6 flaperon hangers on them.  Also looks like double jury strut brackets.  Plus it looks like the strut attachment point are a long ways out on the wing.  Looks like the ribs are on 18" centers.  Odd.  JImChuk

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Something rather odd about these wings.  Didn't we see them before?  They look like Avid wingtips, but when I looked at the pictures, I see there are 6 flaperon hangers on them.  Also looks like double jury strut brackets.  Plus it looks like the strut attachment point are a long ways out on the wing.  Looks like the ribs are on 18" centers.  Odd.  JImChuk

Magnum?  Something else?   EDMO

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I'm not sure what they are, Magnun looks different at the tip, looking at Barry Cole's pictures, looks like 7 flaperon hangers, and lift strut attachment isn't that far out from what I can tell.  These wings look like the strut attaches about 10' out from the fuselage.  I wonder if it's the result of someones  "better idea"   Was going to ask the seller a question, but his add doesn't allow questions.  That's unusual for ebay.  JImChuk

I thought I had seen them before.  Maybe I'll call him in the morning....

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 These wings are listed in Team Kitfox classifieds. IIRC, cnsensus was they were Avid wings. Kind of surprised seller listed them on eBay as KF4 wings after that thread discussion. 

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Doug,  I think they are just listed as Kitfox - No model number?

There were two tip designs for the Magnum - One looked like this and the other was an eye-poker pointed "Finch"? tip.  EDMO

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Seller described them as KF4 wings on TKF classified ad. I’ve only seen the Finch tips (eye pokers) on a Magnum. 

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Seller described them as KF4 wings on TKF classified ad. I’ve only seen the Finch tips (eye pokers) on a Magnum. 

The early Magnum book I sold had the angled tip drawings in it, like these.  I think Ron has the pointed ones on his?  EDMO

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These were posted on TeamKitfox a while back as Kitfox IV wings.  They definitely are NOT Kitfox. 

Those are Avid flapperons and the hangars (rib tails) and wing tips make them Avid for sure.

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Looking at these wings they could very well be avid catalina wings.....same ribs number/spacing, same flaperon hanger number and same wing tip shape......

Anyone to confirm?

 

Cheeers

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Looking at these wings they could very well be avid catalina wings.....same ribs number/spacing, same flaperon hanger number and same wing tip shape......

Anyone to confirm?

 

Cheeers

I had guessed that, but not enough knowledge on Cat to make statement.  Might be?  6 attachments compared to 7 for Magnum and 5 for most Avid & Kitfox.  Might just be the "Kitfox Length" (33' span Cat wings) to put on a shorter winged Avid to improve takeoff & landing performance?   Flaperons to match too - Just need longer struts to make them work, although I didn't notice if there were any tanks in the wings - check that out.  Does the Cat have wing tanks or only a fuselage tank?  EDMO

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Hey EDMO, I did notice the tanks in both rh/lh wings. The only trouble is that they're probably fibreglass (not ethanol safe).

These wings really interest me because I need, at some point, to do my flaperon hangers and also ad a second fuel tank...(I only have one in my Rh wing :( )

Last but not least, as an amphibian floatplane it is very easy to damage the wing or flaperon (docking, heavy sea, trailering etc) at some point....having a spare sounds sweet to me. Only downside is they are very far away...

From your experience, what would be a fair price for these wings including the flaperons??? 4000 $ us seems a bit steep to me.

Thank you for your knowledgeable input EDMO

Cheers, Laurent

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Hey EDMO, I did notice the tanks in both rh/lh wings. The only trouble is that they're probably fibreglass (not ethanol safe).

These wings really interest me because I need, at some point, to do my flaperon hangers and also ad a second fuel tank...(I only have one in my Rh wing :( )

Last but not least, as an amphibian floatplane it is very easy to damage the wing or flaperon (docking, heavy sea, trailering etc) at some point....having a spare sounds sweet to me. Only downside is they are very far away...

From your experience, what would be a fair price for these wings including the flaperons??? 4000 $ us seems a bit steep to me.

Thank you for your knowledgeable input EDMO

Cheers, Laurent

The wings are probably worth the asking price - BUT:  Since these were/are "mis-advertised" on TKF and ebay, and NEVER SOLD, I believe a lower offer would be appropriate - maybe including shipping to you, since the seller said, "or best offer".   CAT wings for sale are very scarce to non-existent.  The closest you could come to them would be a Kitfox 4 (32' span) wing kit which was selling for $5500 a couple of years ago with new E-resistant tanks, flaperons and struts, and you have to build it, and modify them to use your struts, and maybe flaperon controls?  If I had a CAT, I would be trying to get them. 

I just went back to the ebay post and now it says, "AVID Wings"  EDMO 

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Determined on TKF they are for a Catalina...

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