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Thread: Mike's Kitfox IV rebuild

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    Default Re: Mike's Kitfox IV rebuild

    Maybe you can made a paper template over the old one🤔

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    Default Re: Mike's Kitfox IV rebuild

    Quote Originally Posted by 4Hummer View Post

    Anyone have a template for the wing root cutout or tips. I don't want to use my old windshield as a template since is was a bit of a hack job.
    I took these measurements off a windshield I built for my Classic 4 kitfox. The new windshields come with the pattern roughly outlined about an inch or so outside the final fit.
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    Default Re: Mike's Kitfox IV rebuild

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Mike's Kitfox IV rebuild

    Banged this out quickly,

    Both headphone jacks and USB charge port, located behind the passenger seat (Easy access for the pilot)

    Can't take credit for the idea, as I saw it on this forum first and thought to myself "Genius Idea" I always hated jacks in the dash, with wires everywhere.

    Nothing is wire up yet, But I did temporarily connected the the USB port just to see it light up and say "Oooooh Awwwww"

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    Default Re: Mike's Kitfox IV rebuild

    I also saw this on another post but just the headset jacks. USB port is a natural in the same location. Brilliant!
    Somebody said that carrier pilots were the best in the world, and they must be or there wouldn't be any of them left alive. Ernie Pyle

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    Default Re: Mike's Kitfox IV rebuild

    Not a whole lot to report. Drafted out the new dash.

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    Tested out in cardboard. have to make some adjustments, unhappy I have to put the Airspeed indicator in the lower left side of the dash, but all the other steam gauges are just to long, and the ASI is the shortest

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    Lots of new wire runs for.....well everything

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    Default Re: Mike's Kitfox IV rebuild

    oddly satisfying removing the door skins.



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    Naked !

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    Anyone need some door skins ?

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    Default Re: Mike's Kitfox IV rebuild

    I seem to have less and less aircraft as time progresses.


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    Default Re: Mike's Kitfox IV rebuild

    Two 1N5400 Diodes arrived in the mail so I installed them on the starter and battery coils.

    Heres my way of connecting them: Remember the stripe on the diode goes towards the positive side. I used clear shrink wrap over the assembly.

    Connected to the main battery coil
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    Close up of the shrink wrap and ring terminal's, Sized so the diode can never be installed backwards
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    Also some of my circuit breakers have arrived, maybe soon I can start wiring things up.

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    Default Re: Mike's Kitfox IV rebuild

    I'm intrigued as to the purpose of the the diode?

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