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  1. Kent added a post in a topic mass balance weights   

    You do nice Work! If it flies as good as it looks your gonna have a winner.
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  2. Kent added a post in a topic Kitfox 4 build # 2   

    Thanks for doing that Jim, are the flapperon rods the same length left and right? I imagine it will be evident when I get to that point but I’m just curious. No need to make a special trip to the garage 
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  3. Kent added a post in a topic Kitfox 4 build # 2   

    OK that makes sense, I think that would be a good alternative if you didn't want to weld on a fuselage. Would it be possible for you to measure and list the control rod lengths? It can be a bit confusing to figure out what goes were when your building old kits that the labels have fallen off of. To add to the confusion I have a model IV kit and a model III and a model III to IV conversion kit. Maybe it could even be posted in the files and forms section.
    Have a good day! 
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  4. Kent added a post in a topic Kitfox 4 build # 2   

    Its looking good! I don't see any landing gear reinforcement on this one, are you trying to keep your weight down?I'm always impressed by how much progress you make, even more now knowing your 70.
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  5. Kent added a post in a topic Merlin GT   

    I wondered where IKEA ended up, it used to visit Winter’s frequently when I was flying out of there. It’s a nice plane I’m glad to see went to a good home.
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  6. Kent added a post in a topic Wing rigging issue   

    Thanks for the replies, So it sounds like I was letting my ocd take over. This is my first build and I am trying to avoid doing anything that would result in a poor flying aircraft. 
    TJay that is pretty much what the KitFox manual  says to do, nlappos that is exactly what i was saying and your math is correct that's what i'm seeing. I was really nervous about drilling the holes in my spars because I know how much work and expense goes into getting the wings to this point. I feel better now Thanks guys!
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  7. Kent added a post in a topic Kitfox 4 rebuild   

    Congrats! That has to feel good 
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  8. Kent added a post in a topic Kitfox 4 rebuild   

    Well that really sucks! I was hoping to log on and read your first flight report. I feel for you that can be really frustrating. Will it idle long enough that you can turn the fuel valve off and let it run out of fuel? If it smooths out for a few seconds before it dies that tells you conclusively that your dealing with a rich condition vs a electrical one. Just a thought that’s easy to try.
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  9. Kent added a post in a topic Kitfox 4 rebuild   

    Hi Jim
    I’m glad to hear that helped, as far as why it helps I have no idea. I have wondered the same thing and would by interested to know why. A interesting side note is that I have the same bouncy vacuum gauge on the left carb on our engine, not nearly as much on the right. As far as the worn valve guide theory goes our engine only had 40 hours on it when we bought it and had the rough idle issue so I kind of doubt it but I guess anything is possible. We have just under 90 hours on it now and it’s running great.
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  10. Kent added a post in a topic Kitfox 4 rebuild   

  11. Kent added a post in a topic Kitfox 4 rebuild   

    Hi Jim 
    I chased that exact same problem on the 912 in our Zenair 601 for a year. Changed fuel lines, fuel pump, had the carbs rebuilt by rotax, balanced them multiple throttle cables, checked the ignition system multiple times. Nothing seemed to help until I dropped the idle jets down one size. It has run like a top with a smooth idle for 40 hours now.
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  12. Kent added a post in a topic Kitfox 4 rebuild   

    That looks really good Jim, I think that’s a good idea
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  13. Kent added a topic in Kitfox III   

    Wing rigging issue
    I wore myself and my shop floor out last weekend trying to get my wings rigged to the fuselage, I didn’t have any trouble with the dihedral or the washout but when I string lined the leading edge I noticed that the left front spar was not as far onto the spar carry through. I measured from the rudder post to the end of each wing and sure enough the left one was one inch shorter than the right. After checking and rechecking every thing multiple times I think that my fuselage is not straight. I measured from the rear spar bushings to the rudder post and the left one measured 1/4 inch less than the right. Any one have any words of wisdom on how to fix that?
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  14. Kent added a post in a topic Kitfox 4 rebuild   

    Very nice! 
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  15. Kent added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Kitfox III for sale
    I don’t know anything about this, just saw the ad and am passing it on.
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