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  1. whizzers added a post in a topic KF parts for sale.   

    Fair enough. I'll get a shipping quote in the morning. I take it you're in Omaha?
     
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  2. whizzers added a post in a topic KF parts for sale.   

    Make me an offer. I'll get a shipping quote MOnday
     
     
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  3. whizzers added a post in a topic Wanted - 503 exhaust/muffler assembly   

    There are a number of versions of this exhaust, best option is to get hold of a LEAF catalog or similar and get apart number or drawing and try again. If you know what you are looking for, sometimes EBAY. Search ROTAX exhaust. They are not specific to the 503. 447 503 532 and 582 will fit if the version is correct. Depends to a large extent on the airplane.
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  4. whizzers added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    KF parts for sale.
    I'm trying to clean the hangar. I have come to the realization that "some day" isn't gonna happen so:
     
     
    One fairing for KF belly radiator, Unused.
    Make me a reasonable offer, any or all; you pay shipping from 17044.
    Bob McCaa 717 3six3 seven 552
    Bob McCaa 717 363 7 
     
     
     
     
     


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  5. whizzers added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Kitfox parts on Barnstormers
    Just saw this :https://www.barnstormers.com/classified-1566723-KITFOX-III-PARTS.html
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  6. whizzers added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Kitfox on EBAY
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1991-Kitfox-1-tail-dragger-STOL-Rotax-582-2-seat-airplane/153853838977?hash=item23d2674681:g:v7kAAOSwhzZeYBQX
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  7. whizzers added a topic in Close Call's and dumb stunts   

    Near miss with fuel line.
    I have three Avids, all with Rotax 582s. I have been using the blue flexible tubing sold for fuel line. I went out to fly today, and I don't know why I did it, but as part of the pre-flight I took the cowlings off. I do not normally do that every time, but today I did. Anyhow, in the process of checking the engine over, I noticed a place on the one fuel line between the fuel pump and the carburetor that  appeared to be chafed. When I lifted it to inspect it more closely, the line broke off at the fuel pump. When I flexed it further, it broke off at the carb end. The second line did the same thing. Both lines appeared to have become embrittled where they fit over the brass barb fitting. The ends of the tubing had lost all flexibility, and in fact shattered when disturbed. The remainder of the line remained flexible. I promptly replaced all plastic lines with reinforced automotive tubing. I will do so on the other two planes as well.
    With the position of the leaks being on the downstream side of the fuel pump, I could well have had an in- flight fire. Not a pleasant proposition.
     
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  8. whizzers added a post in a topic Just listed   

     
    Sorry, Says MK II in the ad, MK 4 in the text
     
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  9. whizzers added a post in a topic Avid Tail Wheel Spring   

    OK I'll give him a call. Hopefully he still has the dimensions.
    Thanks much
     
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  10. whizzers added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Avid Tail Wheel Spring
    Time for the winter stand-down and overhaul. What are we doing about new tail wheel springs? Not the steering springs, the Mounting Spring
    Bob McCaa
    N5113H Speedwing
    N532SE Heavy Hauler wing
    N533SE  C Model but has a Kitfox front end on it.
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  11. whizzers added a post in a topic Wanted! Sling Seat   


     
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  12. whizzers added a post in a topic Wanted! Sling Seat   

    Got one thanks
     
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  13. whizzers added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Wanted! Sling Seat
    Got one, thanks
     
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  14. whizzers added a post in a topic WTB: Avid or Kitfox Horizontal Stabilizer/Elevator & Stock Gear   

    Avid gear axle is 1 7/8 ahead of the top forward gear mount. Changing this will not affect the C.G. as that is a flight function. (The weight will change, but so will the arm) The CG will remain the same. What may change is the point/speed at which the tail comes up on take off, or comes down on wheel landings.  A further aft axle means the tail comes up sooner. (More weight on the mains, less on the tail). I have been building "tall" cabane style main gear for the Avids for several years and have the dimensions down pretty good.
    Stabs are the same except that the front mounting tab on the earlier Avids is off- center because of the rudder offset. Avid changed that when guys started putting Right-turning engines on. I ran into that when I tried to put a "B" model tail on a "C" model fuselage.
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  15. whizzers added a post in a topic WTB: Avid or Kitfox Horizontal Stabilizer/Elevator & Stock Gear   

    I have had a number of Avids and Kitfox parts. Used some to build a "FRankenplane" Something to consider.
    1. The Kitfox Horiz stab I had was about 1 1/2" shorter front to back than the Avid equivalent You would have to make mounting brackets. Spanwise they were equal. Also, you would have to make "V" struts, as neither model would line up.
    2. On the earlier Avids, the Leading edge of the Vertical Stab is offset to the right about a  inch. This puts the front mounting tab on the Horiz stab about an inch to the right of center, so to use an "A" or  "B" model stab on a "C" or later fuse, you have to move the front mounting tab or the stab will be skewed.
    3. Using a Kitfox Horiz stab with an Avid Elevator or vice-versa would be problematic. You would have to move hinges on something.
       Same with rudders
    4. The whole gear assembly was compatible, but you can't use half of one and half of the other together. The top crossmember of the Avid gear where the bungees go  was about an inch longer than the Kitfox gear.
    5. Doors don't fit, neither does the turtle deck. Kitfox round cowl will fit an Avid if you use KF engine mounts and turn the engine upright. You have to do some welding.  Bad idea! Looks neat but the forward visibility on the ground sucks. Hard to land.
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