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    Default One Lucky Fox

    Well, the journey began today. I purchased the deposit that a builder posted on Barnstormers and my kit's production date is April 2021. I'm live in the shadow of Lucky Peak on the SE side of Boise, hence the name - One Lucky Fox.

    Plans always change, but I can say for certain that I have settled on the STI version. I'm about 90% sure I'll go with the 915is engine to compensate for the higher elevations in Idaho. We moved here from the Midwest where I had a Pietenpol Air Camper (N8031) which was decent plane for flying at low altitudes over a huge runway (i.e., corn and bean fields). But, flying in/near/around mountains is definitely going to be different so extra power is warranted, I think.

    Can I Go Fly Today Peter Rabbit?

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    Congratulations Dan. The Kitfox STi and a 915 is an Idaho backcountry pilotís dream.👍 Very best of luck.


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    Thank you!

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    Congrats Dan! Sounds like your going to have quite a ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by efwd View Post
    Congrats Dan! Sounds like your going to have quite a ride.
    Thanks, Eddie! I'm looking forward to it - kinda bored just doing the same thing every day in quarantine: sleep, walk, eat, work, repeat. In the meantime I've been slowly building a Piet (I sold N8031 in '12). Ribs are almost done. I'm ordering spar material from AC Spruce, this weekend. I figure I can get the wings done by the time Debra calls me to pick up the kit. In the meantime, I just keep watching my own old videos: https://youtu.be/ddUgZzWq0js


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    Welcome and congratz!

    All the best
    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. ó Ernie Pyle

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    Wow! Heather at Kitfox just sent me an email and someone needs to delay their shipment due to coronavirus uncertainties, and since I'm local in Boise, we swapped production slots! My kit will arrive in early December! All of a sudden I'm nervous and excited.

    If you're the person who swapped with me, thank you very much!

    Now I need to find a place to put away all the Pietenpol pieces I've been making in the meantime.

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    Santa showed up on Monday morning with some airplane parts. (Thank you Brandon and Heather!)

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/jpfbwPkAVz9jvPzG6

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    Airplane parts make the season brighter. Congrats.! 👍


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    Did Brandon and Heather have their elf costumes on?
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