WY kitfox Yamaha build

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Just saying hello, been lurking here a while but finally joined since I got some projects caught up and can focus on my kitfox now.  I acquired a kitfox II a couple years ago it was at a nearly completed state but I have decided to dismantle it and start over. Plans are to implement a few of the great ideas found here and also add a few of my own. The major modification I’m undertaking is the removal of the 582 and installing an 07 Yamaha Phazer engine that I have been developing. So as the build progresses I’ll try to keep the thread updated and look foreword to any ideas and input.

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The current state of things...

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Is this duke from the Facebook page?

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Yep.

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 That looks like a break Foundation to start with. I just started the journey of pulling this tank VW off the front end of my Avid A model. I might be very interested in that 582 FWF. I know you would have is a kitfox but I'll be fabricating mounts anyways.

Jeff 

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I would like to find a home for the fwf but I feel like I should hang onto it till the phazer is somewhat proven. I don’t know what the timeline is on your project but my most optimistic estimate is October.

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Man I wish we could get more done on your project it’s super exciting. If this proof of concepts I’d love for teal to make this gear box

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I would like to find a home for the fwf but I feel like I should hang onto it till the phazer is somewhat proven. I don’t know what the timeline is on your project but my most optimistic estimate is October.

 I'm really not in a rush. Im dealing with the cabin right now. Trying to shoehorn my 6'2" 235lb self into it. 

Meanwhile keeping a close eye on all the phazer projects... 

 

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Hey 72chevy I'm down in Manila,flaming gorge, building a kf1. Putting a 670 in it but definantly interested in what your doing. Good luck. 

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What hp and weight does that engine produce?

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Browning, when we get our planes finished we’ll have to meet up. How far off are you till completion? 

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What hp and weight does that engine produce?

the motor is advertised as 80hp. With the gearbox, adapter, throttle bodies and clutch it came in at 109 lbs, exhaust will be around 7lbs. I think it’s going to be a bit heavier than the 582  fwf but not much. The complete 582 fwf came in at 129 minus the prop.

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Man I wish we could get more done on your project it’s super exciting. If this proof of concepts I’d love for teal to make this gear box

If someone would take over my job and pay the bills I could have it done in a few weeks!

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I'm only a few weeks from having ready with the 532 it came with.   Would love to meet up. 

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Hey Duke good to see your project here!

Brett (aka Anatoli)

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1747411F-F198-483A-B7BA-8CF3E7240F09.thuVertical stabilizer mods2DC704CC-BA41-42E5-820E-21FC4331DA23.thuMounting plates for headset jacks behind the seat and mounting plates above the seat for fuel shutoff.6F998D61-60C5-4A7F-8C3A-1A790CC8A87B.thuNew floorboards and rudder pedalsC6513C55-9771-4F5D-8737-724E2FE536EB.thuSince I stripped the covering I decided it was time to do a few modifications that weren’t otherwise possible. This custom stuff is soaking up a lot of time so I’m over a month behind but I think the mods will be worth it.

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Building new doors

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Jesus bolt mod

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New door hinge arrangement 

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Door latch mechanism 

 

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For some reason I couldn’t upload a couple photos so a couple screenshots finishing the vertical stabilizer.  FF6B92C7-9770-432B-86A6-62F624E3DAB8.thu

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Super nice job on the doors!!! And i like the tail feathers, r they later model KF ur makin fit? 

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Super nice job on the doors!!! And i like the tail feathers, r they later model KF ur makin fit? 

Thanks, I have way to much time in them but I really like how they turned out. Yes, tail feathers from a model IV.

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I need a 582 fwf

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Any updates? Mohawk adapter and wiring harness?

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Some progress, header tank done, fuel pump mounted, panel started. I built my own adapter, I will do the wiring myself if a harness isn’t available when I need one.

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What fuel pump setup are you using? Looks slick. 

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What fuel pump setup are you using? Looks slick. 

edge performance.

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What fuel pump setup are you using? Looks slick. 

edge performance.

Edge working with ya on the Phazer??   Secret "skunk works" project?

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