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My Kitfox7 SS Project (ZU-FIB)

Postby Goose » Thu Jan 01, 2009 8:36 pm

Hi Guys

I am Building a Kitfox 7 Super Sport

I will post pics and Progress
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Re: My Kitfox7 SS Project

Postby Morph » Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:56 am

Excellent
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Re: My Kitfox7 SS Project

Postby Goose » Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:57 am

The kit at the factory
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Re: My Kitfox7 SS Project

Postby Morph » Fri Jan 02, 2009 12:33 pm

I built my own Bush Baby Explorer, which I suppose is very similar to this aircraft. It would be great to compare the differences while you are building. So far except for that suspension, it looks remarkably similar.
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Re: My Kitfox7 SS Project

Postby Goose » Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:33 pm

Yes the BB is ALMOST a Kitfox vhpy
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Re: My Kitfox7 SS Project

Postby Goose » Sat Jan 03, 2009 4:41 pm

The landing gear fitted
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Re: My Kitfox7 SS Project

Postby Oupa-G » Sat Jan 03, 2009 6:59 pm

Glad to see that the 3rd wheel is in the right place.

Good luck with the project a new aeroplane is always exciting

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Re: My Kitfox7 SS Project

Postby German » Sun Jan 04, 2009 6:10 pm

Goose you got pm.
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Re: My Kitfox7 SS Project

Postby Morph » Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:53 am

Goose wrote:Yes the BB is ALMOST a Kitfox vhpy
At half the price :wink: 8)

Actually the Kitfox and the Bush Baby are derivatives of the Avid flier. Further development of both models occured completely independently

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Re: My Kitfox7 SS Project

Postby MYR » Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:15 pm

And I suppose Avid Flyer is derivative of TailorAircraft.

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Re: My Kitfox7 SS Project

Postby Morph » Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:43 pm

MYR wrote:And I suppose Avid Flyer is derivative of TailorAircraft.
Can't find anything on Tailor Aircraft. I can on Taylor Aircraft, which was started in 1929 and became Piper, so if that is the case then yes they are all derived from these planes, especially in the sense of metal frame and fabric construction

The first Avid Flyer was built in the early 80's but only named Avid in 1989 (http://www.avidflyeraircraft.com/avid.php)

Anyway, let's not detract from this beautiful aircraft's build
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Re: My Kitfox7 SS Project

Postby Goose » Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:42 pm

The first Kitfox was produced by Denny Aerocraft in november 1984 and over 4 500 Flying world wide. vhpy
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Re: My Kitfox7 SS Project

Postby MYR » Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:01 pm

Sorry, it is Tailorcraft
Not TailorAircraft.

http://www.taylorcraft.org/index.html

It looks like very much all the series of Fox ...

http://alliancememory.org/cdm4/browse.p ... =%2Ftaylor



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Re: My Kitfox7 SS Project

Postby cap232 » Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:04 am

hallo goose, het jy self die "stukke jakkals" ingevoer of kom hy van nelspruit af?
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Re: My Kitfox7 SS Project

Postby Morph » Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:45 am

MYR wrote:http://www.taylorcraft.org/index.html

It looks like very much all the series of Fox ...
These are the original Piper Cubs

The cub was a tandem aircraft, i.e. pilot at back, pax in front,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_Piper_Aircraft
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