Kitfox Model 1 Special Edition

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  1. May 14, 2018 #1

    TJay

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    Joe Fisher

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    Really nice , should be lots of fun to fly.
     
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    Victor Bravo

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    Which landing gear is that? Definiteley taller and more bad-ass than the Model 1 OEM gear.
     
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    Is that your project TJay? It looks great.

    Please tell us more about it.


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  5. May 15, 2018 #5

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    Sure started 11-28-2014 finished 04-07-2018
    I started with a bare fuselage from a Kitfox model one that was untouched and built the plane that I wanted around it. I wanted to use the standard early kitfox airfoil for the STOL performance I used heaver spars and stronger wing internals.
    Things that I changed Designed and built
    Wing struts
    wing tips
    Cowling
    landing gear
    tail feathers
    turtle deck
    Exhaust
    Brakes
    taller tail
    Bigger elevator
    bigger rudder
    Seats
    Flight controls
    engine cooling system
    There is so many that i have forgotten about too
    Fitted a Jabiru 2200 85hp
    there are many areas in the fuselage that I cut apart and made better, far to many to list.
    There was very few parts on this plane that I could buy and just bolt in but I sure love how it turned out. Still working out the bugs before I try to fly it.

    100_0662.jpg IMG_0533.jpg 0407181805.jpg
     
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    Thanks.

    Let us know how the Phase 1 goes.


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    Will do thanks for the nice complements guys.
     
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    Goodness, that is one sharp looking bird -- there really are real builders out there !!
     
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    Man, that looks amazing!
     

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