Just Plane Mike

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  1. Just Plane Mike added a topic in Kitfox II   

    Water Temp Guage
    Hard to Find , Special Order  Got this today for my Kitfox. Since the temp for the 582 is critical, this is way easier to read than the smaller westech dial guages

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  2. Just Plane Mike added a topic in KitFox General Forum   

    KitFox Service Bulletins
    Greetings.
    I'm am looking for copies of Service Bulletins #2 and #3 For the KitFox II . I went to the Kitfox Manufacture site and went to the Service Bulletin Download area. When I tried to download SB #2 and SB#3  SB # 1 Downloaded instead. I think I emailed KitFox but I did FaceBook them and someone stated they would pass it on. Never heard anything else. Hoping someone out there has copies. I did a web search and found # 3 but it had typing over top of the bulletin haking it unreadable
     
    Thanks , Safe Living & Flying
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  3. Just Plane Mike added a post in a topic Rotax 582 RaDIATOR CAP Woes   

    Ps I have a Gray head.
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  4. Just Plane Mike added a post in a topic Rotax 582 RaDIATOR CAP Woes   

    Don't know if my 582 was modified. Is there a way to find out? Should I stay with the 6-8 psi cap?
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  5. Just Plane Mike added a post in a topic Rotax 582 RaDIATOR CAP Woes   

    I see plenty of 100229 models caps
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  6. Just Plane Mike added a post in a topic Rotax 582 RaDIATOR CAP Woes   

    Thanks I'll be looking
     
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  7. Just Plane Mike added a post in a topic Rotax 582 RaDIATOR CAP Woes   

    Yep I know what you mean. 
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  8. Just Plane Mike added a post in a topic Rotax 582 RaDIATOR CAP Woes   

    Not at the Plane However , the measurement of the radiator cap the top gasket that fits on the rim is 2 inches, the lower gasket is 1 1/2'  thats on the spring that seats inside .
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  9. Just Plane Mike added a topic in Rotax and other engines   

    Rotax 582 RaDIATOR CAP Woes
    The 1993 KitFox II with a Rotax 582 model 90 gray head I recently purchased and now working on the conditional inspection . The Radaitor Cap was the 6-8 PSi one that needed to be changed to the 13 psi one. Searching all forums I was lead to a cheap alternative which was a Motorbike Radiator Cap A Triumph part number T2108005 I found one and ordered it For around $25. Great. well when I got it it was to small. was the information wrong? So much time was wasted looking for it I decided to go ahead and and order the Rotax part number 922-072 from Leading Edge Airfoil. Well guess what it to was to small and the Triumph was an exact match.
    Leading Edge suggested calling KitFox cause he thought they shipped out the caps with the kits and that it was proably a standared automotive Cap. I was able to supply the Listed part number from the build manual E-62- Kitfox did not have a match for the Cap- He did search and found some histroy that Denny AeroCraft, purchased the radiator caps from a local parts store.They did not use the cooling system from Rotax. no parts number available. Wonder how much other automotive parts were used? I going to return part to Leading edge unless someone want to buy it, I also have the Triumph clone cap for sale.
    So before I go to the auto parts store and They ask what vehicke is it for? so they can lookit up on the computer cause they don't know how to find parts otherwise.
    Does any one have an autopart number for the automotive cap I need ?
    Ill try to add photos
    Ist photo is the Triumph Cap any my old Cap 2nd Triumph part number,.3 filler neck on plane  4 My cap and thr Rotax cap,
    Thanks for any feedback and hope this helps some of us with the older kits




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  10. Just Plane Mike added a post in a topic Mechanical Fuel Guages   

    Great, Thanks Allen for comming through again for me. 
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  11. Just Plane Mike added a topic in Kitfox II   

    Mechanical Fuel Guages
    Greetings,
    I have searched forums and only found mention of tube type wing fuel guages. I have a KF2 with 6 gal aluminum tanks with the below fuel guages pictures. One Guage shows below the empty mark when empty unlike the other which appears normal. Is there any adjustment on these or should the one that's below empty be replaced? If so anyone know where to get a replacement. Thanks
     


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  12. Just Plane Mike added a post in a topic Drawings for cabana style shock gear wanted for kitfox IV or Avid mk IV   

    Ok , thanks I didn't know that. I thought it use the larger axles that a lot of post suggested to go to. Suggestions? Stay with 3/4 or Larger. TKS
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  13. Just Plane Mike added a post in a topic Drawings for cabana style shock gear wanted for kitfox IV or Avid mk IV   

    Sounds good Allen, . After the gear I would have to change the wheels , tires, and brakes wouldn't I. I think I have 3/4 axles. Ball park figure of the cost. Future project maybe, 
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  14. Just Plane Mike added a post in a topic Drawings for cabana style shock gear wanted for kitfox IV or Avid mk IV   

    Thanks, what am I'm looking at in these pictures? And what ideas would you want. From what I can tell of the pictures of your plane and landing gear they look taller.
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  15. Just Plane Mike added a post in a topic Drawings for cabana style shock gear wanted for kitfox IV or Avid mk IV   

    I read some post that one should stay away from this type of gear because there was not enough travel and if you had a hard landing that you could bend the frame,  love to hear all comments.
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  16. Just Plane Mike added a post in a topic Drawings for cabana style shock gear wanted for kitfox IV or Avid mk IV   

    Hello , anyone using the hatz style gear that Randy Moore build. 
    The one picture here of Lowell's looks similar.
    Thanks
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  17. Just Plane Mike added a post in a topic Landing gear drawings   

    How did tha hatz gear work out for you
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  18. Just Plane Mike added a post in a topic Another Kitfox in WVA   

    Thanks Allen and TJay
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  19. Just Plane Mike added a post in a topic Another Kitfox in WVA   

    Thanks , asking Allen and wanted your opinion as well.
    By the way,  should I start a post on my project, and add photos and ask questions or do individual posts for each problem, or jump in on others posts that are covering the issue.
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  20. Just Plane Mike added a post in a topic Another Kitfox in WVA   

    Thanks , I'm going to take you up on your offer to help. By the way,  should I start a post on my project, and add photos and ask questions or do individual posts for each problem, or jump in on others posts that are covering the issue.
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  21. Just Plane Mike added a post in a topic Another Kitfox in WVA   

    I think I own it now.
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  22. Just Plane Mike added a post in a topic Original Wheels   

    Has anyone welded or know of anybody that can weld the three pieces of aluminum , machined and tapped them for the brake rotors. Not sure what the original brakes were but I believe I have matco's. Thanks
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  23. Just Plane Mike added a post in a topic Original Wheels   

    I purchased these because of the talk of them being scarce. I wanted to have a spare set to install asphalt friendly tires. What needs to be done for them to accept a rotor. I thank I have matco brakes. Allen did you have the other 3 holes drilled? Are you going to sell them. Just Plane Mike
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  24. Just Plane Mike added a post in a topic Original Wheels   

    Just a thought, Has anybody change the tire ( removing the tire from the wheel) and restalling it, while still on the plane?
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  25. Just Plane Mike added a post in a topic Original Wheels   

    Greetings , after reading all the responses in this post I did a diligent search and I believe I've located the wheels mentioned as being the original type / size of wheel.These are the 3 hole ones mentioned.
    I found them on eBay. I bought 2 of the single ones listed. It stated that was all he had. I went back to his listings and I found the following.
    One is a listing of 3 of the wheels. It looks like he has several sets of these. If you contact him maybe he might separate. 
    The other listing is for the wheel in a black finish.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/401323693974
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/401691760430
    Hope this helps.
    Just Plane Mike
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