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Thread: KOTM- May 2012- Jimmy Miller & Jim Hunter's 7 Super Sport

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    Default KOTM- May 2012- Jimmy Miller & Jim Hunter's 7 Super Sport

    Jimmy Miller / Jim Hunter
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    Rotax 912uls/ Kiev ground adj. propeller.


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    Start date 6/12/11 completed 4/10/12 about 1400 man hours.
    I would say our Kitfox is about as close to factory built as a home builder can make it. We found very little to change as we went along in the build.
    In ordering our kit we took full advantage of factory know how and had the wings factory built and matched to the fuselage. That was a big jump on the project and we feel was well worth the money.

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    I think we ordered every option but wheel pants when we placed the order. When we installed cabin heat, we did add a valve with a control in the panel to stop the water from going through the cabin heat exchanger and an inline thermostat in the radiator hose which works very well.

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    As for performance we are seeing 113 mph in cruise at 5300 rpm, the prop is pitched for climb at this time for those beach landings.
    In the panel we used the Garmin g3x with the 330 transponder with traffic and SL-40 com. By using the g3x with the engine and flight instruments all in one, it left a lot of un-unsed panel space so instead of installing a glove box with a door, we fabricated an open box just to throw things in, also tilted the box down about 15 degrees and maid the opening a 1/4" smaller for a lip to hold things in.

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    The paint scheme is by Jim Hunter and we get a lot of complements on it.
    Thanks again to TeamKitfox forum as it is a wealth of information and a great bunch of guys who are always ready to help with a question.

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    Thumbs up Re: KOTM- May 2012- Jimmy Miller & Jim Hunter's 7 Super Sport

    That looks just beautiful... nice going, you guys! It does make me feel like a real slug... I think mine could have been flying by now. I should be able to do some covering this summer.
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    Default Re: KOTM- May 2012- Jimmy Miller & Jim Hunter's 7 Super Sport

    Congratulations guys on a great looking plane and making the long awaited KOM club.
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    Default Re: KOTM- May 2012- Jimmy Miller & Jim Hunter's 7 Super Sport

    Beautiful Kitfox guys. Great job from stem to stern. Enjoy discovering aviation all over again.


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    Default Re: KOTM- May 2012- Jimmy Miller & Jim Hunter's 7 Super Sport

    That is nice! I love your panel. Very clean and efficient looking. The glove box with a lip is a great idea.
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    Default Re: KOTM- May 2012- Jimmy Miller & Jim Hunter's 7 Super Sport

    Nice looking bird, guys. Well done.
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    Default Re: KOTM- May 2012- Jimmy Miller & Jim Hunter's 7 Super Sport

    Quote Originally Posted by Av8r3400 View Post
    Nice looking bird, guys. Well done.
    ...for sure guys! What tires did you fit?

    Tiaan Hafele

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    Default Re: KOTM- May 2012- Jimmy Miller & Jim Hunter's 7 Super Sport

    we used 8.50x6 on grove wheels.

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    Default Re: KOTM- May 2012- Jimmy Miller & Jim Hunter's 7 Super Sport

    Hey Jimmy. Sent you a private message. James Thomas

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    Default Re: KOTM- May 2012- Jimmy Miller & Jim Hunter's 7 Super Sport

    hi jrthomas, did you get my reply.

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