Brodstol

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About Brodstol

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  • Birthday 03/01/1984

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  • Location East Wenatchee, WA

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  1. Brodstol added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 Rebuild   

    It was a bittersweet day as I sold and delivered my model 1 to it's new owner near Portland, Oregon. Although, I couldn't have asked for a better way to say goodbye than the 3 hour flight down through the Columbia River gorge in super smooth air and tailwinds the whole way. Thanks for the fun, frustration, adventures, and stress little Kitfox, I'll never forget the experience. Thanks everyone here for the great advice, encouragement, and used parts lol these past few years. God bless and happy flying.


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  2. Brodstol added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Selling my Kitfox 1
    You all are an awesome community and I'll never forget your help in getting my Kitfox in the air. However the time has come to put it up for sale as my mission for the fox is accomplished (time building). So check out my ad below.
    https://wenatchee.craigslist.org/avo/d/wenatchee-kitfox-model-1/7130420876.html

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  3. Brodstol added a post in a topic Orange on 582 piston crown   

    Flew for a half an hour, EGTS rarely if ever peaked over 1100 through all cruise RPMS at level flight, OAT was 70 degrees. The plugs were more brown and the orange is fading away from the piston crown. I'll continue to go a tad richer with the needle jet going up from 2.74 to 2.76 just to be safe.
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  4. Brodstol added a post in a topic Orange on 582 piston crown   

    I made the needle jet change because I felt like I was too rich especially since it's getting warmer out but obviously raising the clip/lowering the needle just one notch got it in a lean condition. I made the changes back to where it was and will take a flight later this afternoon. Thanks all for the feedback.
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  5. Brodstol added a post in a topic Kitfox 2 project start   

    Hey Craig I saw your youtube comment on my video the other day, that's cool that you're close by. I worked quite a bit with the Spokane FSDO on my airworthiness cert. so reach out if you need any help or questions in working with them.
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  6. Brodstol added a post in a topic Orange on 582 piston crown   

    Yeah I agree, it just baffles me cause last I flew in 65 degree weather @ 3000ft and have stock jetting outside of a slightly richer needle jet @ 2.74. Also looking at temps throughout the flight I know I never broke 1200 egts. I could be wrong and hopefully going back down a clip on the jet needle will richen things up on the top end. Gonna give a good look over tomorrow and then go from there. Hopefully I just dodged a bullet and no harm no foul on the lean/detonation condition.
     
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  7. Brodstol added a topic in Rotax and other engines   

    Orange on 582 piston crown
    Hey all,
    After moving my jet needle a notch higher in response to the outside temp getting higher, I decided to pull the plugs and inspect with just about 2 hrs after making the change. I noticed a slight orange tint on the spark plug ground electrode. I then looked inside the hole and on top of the piston I could see orange on the piston crown. Temps have been normal with water temps ranging from 170-180 degrees and egt's around the 1150-1175 range. I was wondering what could cause the orange and I came upon this article https://www.aviatorshotline.com/content/detonation-two-stroke-engines stating that the orange is due to detonation and it's a by product of the 2 stroke oil additives getting too hot. The only thing I can think of is the gas I got at the non-ethanol pumps I go to all the time had a lower octane than 92 premium.
    I got the borescope out and inspected the piston along with the cylinder walls. See the pics below. I could see no wall scuffing and the piston looks intact with no cracks, melting, or any damage. I then took the y pipe off and inspected more. I could see no apparent damage and the rings move with the piston.
    So my plan is to drain the fuel, fill up with 100LL premixed 50:1, install new plugs and then fly above my airport for 30-40 minutes at a safe altitude. Then I'll pull plugs and reinspect.
    Let me know what you all think and if you have any insight or suggestions.
     








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  8. Brodstol added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    KF IV on Craigslist in WA State
    Near my neck of the woods and for a really fair price especially for a 1200, here's the link...
    https://moseslake.craigslist.org/avo/d/almira-kit-fox-airplane/7096955989.html
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  9. Brodstol added a post in a topic Kitfox 2 for sale   

    Dang what a great deal, if I was in another stage of life I'd be already driving to the border lol. 
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  10. Brodstol added a post in a topic Mangy Fox Dumb Stunts   

    I just got my balance master from LEAF for about $80, here's a link 
    https://www.leadingedgeairfoils.com/propeller-balance-master-6-hole-prop-black-anodized.html
    This is for my 582 so I don't think it works on the 912
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  11. Brodstol added a post in a topic Mangy Fox Dumb Stunts   

    Yeah I think I'm sold on getting the balance master for my 582, glad there wasn't anything more damaged for ya
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  12. Brodstol added a post in a topic Bringing a Kitfox 1 back to life   

    Ooo very nice, makes we want to get cabanes on my model 1
     
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  13. Brodstol added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 Rebuild   

    Hey everyone just wanted to update the post, I'm nearing 30hrs and I'm really enjoying it. Here's a few pictures of my adventures. I'm going to be working on a heating system over the winter. Happy flying!

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  14. Brodstol added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    MKIV project near Wenatchee WA
    An Avid for sale in my neck of the woods, I'd snag it if I had the time and resources but here's hoping someone here can bring this baby back to life.
    https://wenatchee.craigslist.org/avo/d/east-wenatchee-avid-mark-iv-land-sea/7013027106.html
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  15. Brodstol added a post in a topic First Flight   

    Thanks everyone for the advice, the first flight was a success! Here I am afterwards with the Kitfox grin. I'm going to update my rebuild thread on some of the squawks but overall the plane did great.



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