2013 Annual Inspection

Well, it’s that time again. Time for the annual condition inspection! The good news is that there was nothing to fix this year. Just run the compression tests, open all the access panels, lube the pivots and put it back together and return to service. The only new change I made, was to remove the

Alaska Bushwheel Tailwheel

I thought I would share some info about my new tailwheel install. In searching around the net and on the Kitfox forum I was not able to find much concise information about how to do the finer points of setup etc. So here’s what I learned… First up, I needed to replace my tailwheel spring

Onex gear

Time to install the landing gear on the Onex fuselage. Took some careful measuring and drilling to get all 10 holes lined up and matched to the fuselage. Worst case you hold a little right rudder on landing! 🙂

Back in the air with Kitfox V3

This is version three of my Kitfox 7. I shortened the wing tips using the “standard” tips, installed electric elevator trim and put 600×6 tires and wheel pants on. All of this gained another 6mph in speed so now I’m seeing 130mph TAS at 1500 ft.