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  1. FireFoxIV added a post in a topic My Kitfox gets 27 Desser's   

    Here ya go Chris 
    5 psi

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  2. FireFoxIV added a post in a topic My Kitfox gets 27 Desser's   

    I sure can but it would be with the 27's on. Thats what you want right?
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  3. ChrisBolkan added a post in a topic My Kitfox gets 27 Desser's   

    Would you mind measuring from the pavement to the center of the axle and report back that dimension and the approximate tire pressure you measured it at?
    I would really appreciate it.
    Thanks!
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  4. FireFoxIV added a post in a topic My Kitfox gets 27 Desser's   

    I guess I'd sell ya mine. Where are ya located? 
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  5. ChrisBolkan added a post in a topic My Kitfox gets 27 Desser's   

    Thanks!
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  6. 109jb added a post in a topic My Kitfox gets 27 Desser's   

    If any of you guys that switched are willing to part with your Nanco N800's let me know. I'd be interested in buying them. They aren't available anywhere I can find.
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  7. FireFoxIV added a post in a topic My Kitfox gets 27 Desser's   

    im running them without tubes, 4psi of air seems to work prty well 
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  8. Jimbo Bob added a post in a topic Anybody have a 618 installed?   

    Are you using the stock factory exhaust or a Rotax Rick exhaust?
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  9. FireFoxIV added a post in a topic My Kitfox gets 27 Desser's   

    I got a double puck conversion kit from Matco so now I have 2 pucks. The braking power with double pucks and the 27's is significantly more than the single puck with the Nanco tires I had on before. 
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  10. TJay added a post in a topic My Kitfox gets 27 Desser's   


    do you run those with or without tubes?
     
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  11. skelly added a post in a topic KF2 tailwheel choices   

    Great stuff,
    they actually do one with 1/2" bearings so I ordered one.
    REPL WHEEL 6x2.125x1/2 BALLOON | Aircraft Spruce
    They sent the one with 5/8" bearings so I called them and explained the problem so they said to keep the 5/8" one and they would send me a 1/2" one FOC.
    So now I have 2.
    I will change the bearings on the 5/8" one to 1/2" so I will be covered for a spare if / when I need it.
    Result.
    Skelly.
     
     
     
     
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  12. ChrisBolkan added a post in a topic My Kitfox gets 27 Desser's   

    Are you using single puck brakes with the 27's? If so is your braking significantly affected?
    When I put 29 inch bush wheels on my Magnum I could not hold it back during even a mild run-up. (With a Single 2 inch Cleveland Pucks).
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  13. skelly added a post in a topic Tubing size   

    When I did my longeron repairs I was in the same boat as you.
    I bought some 1/2 OD material with a .083" wall thickness then turned it down in the lathe so that it slid nicely inside the original tubing while retaining around .040" wall thickness.
    Skelly.
     
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  14. skelly added a post in a topic Time for a new Tailwheel!   

    Hi,
    After doing a bit of research I found this:
    REPL WHEEL 6x2.125x1/2 BALLOON | Aircraft Spruce
    It fits the Kitfox 2 tailwheel axle perfectly and is softer than the original Maule jobby and weighs slightly less also.
    I got mine from LAS aero in the UK.
    Cheers,
    Skelly.
     
     
     
     
     
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  15. tcj added a post in a topic My Kitfox gets 27 Desser's   


    FireFoxIV, that's a nice looking bush plane.
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  16. CoClimber added a post in a topic Kitfox 2 wing dihedral using an inclinometer   

    I have to look at my KF2 manual to see what that wing requires but I believe the model 4 has 1.3 degrees of dihedral. Splitting hairs really.  Another thing is that the rear spar will have more angle so that you will have washout so you should use the front spar for dihedral measurements.
     
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  17. skelly added a topic in Technical tasks   

    Kitfox 2 wing dihedral using an inclinometer
    Hi,
    I have some used wings that I may fit to my Kitfox 2 project.
    I trial fitted them to the fuselage last weekend and levelled the fuselage.
    With the lift struts attached and everything as it should be I put my inclinometer on the rear spar on each wing just outboard of the fuel tank and measured 2.2 degrees of dihedral on each wing.
    I'm wondering if this is good or bad ?
    It looked ok.
    The only reason I used my inclinometer is because I could but it is very accurate and seems to be a better way to get things bob on.
    May I ask what peoples thoughts are on this please ?
    Cheers,
    Skelly.
     
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  18. ChrisBolkan added a post in a topic Oratex 6000 on a PA12   

    So nice!
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  19. Buckchop added a post in a topic Oratex 6000 on a PA12   

    Well Randy that is a heck of a good idea!!! I just may do that.  
    Well im gettin pretty far along on the pa12, here a few pic of progress. Not sure if i like the T3 tail wheel yet, it works great best can tell at moment, but looks like makes ass of plane sit to high. I may sell it and buy the ACME stinger when i buy ACME shock struts. 



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  20. ChrisBolkan added a post in a topic 100hp Cylinders on a 912 UL   

    Yeah, your lathe makes my Old South Bend Heavy10 look like a toy! 
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  21. FireFoxIV added a post in a topic My Kitfox gets 27 Desser's   

    you bet, ill keep ya in mind lol
     
    I was gonna suggest that I give you the Nanco's I took off my airplane. 
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  22. woodysr2 added a post in a topic hi there   

    Thanks for the reply Chris 
    I will get a few more hours in on it and see how I go 
    I have a tail wheel coming so will fit that to stop the tail touching the grass
    will post pics when it arrives
     
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  23. 1avidflyer added a post in a topic My Kitfox gets 27 Desser's   

    I have a set of Nancos that are sitting on the shelf.  Don't really like the way they wiggle on pavement though.  And I'm way to cheap to buy the bigger ones.  But if you decide to give yours away, put me at the top of the listJImChuk
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  24. FireFoxIV added a post in a topic My Kitfox gets 27 Desser's   

    JImChuk ur model 4 needs bigger tires really bad
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  25. FireFoxIV added a post in a topic My Kitfox gets 27 Desser's   

    I have an 80hp. I wish I had more but I still get 12-1300fpm climb by my self. 
    I'd say it took maybe 3mph off the top end not as much as I thought it would. 
    My cruise was 105 and now it's around 100-103
     
    These are numbers I got just flying around through the winter and spring so I'm not sure how accurate they really are but I'm happy with it. 
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