Kitfox Aircraft flight instruments- radios

IMG_1688IMG_1684Kitfox Aircraft flight instruments- radios were put into the aircraft to give it the ultimate use potential. Many of you have asked what was built into the Kitfox as far as radios and panel instruments.  During the 10 years to build the aircraft, i decided to make it a fully capable night flight, and instrument flight rated craft (IFR).  So an instrumented rated pilot can fly the Kitfox in weather and clouds just like the big guys in the airlines.

King radios were chosen for capability and reliability and an auto pilot increases ease of long fight fatigue.  The “T” scan arrangement was utilized as thats how I was trained.  This allows scans which one has imbedded in their training and come naturally as flights are flown.  The auto pilot reduces single pilot work load when your in the clouds.

Full instrumented panel. GPS, auto pilot, intsrumented flight certifiied

Full instrumented panel. GPS, auto pilot, intsrument flight certifiied

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Kane Klassics Kitfox Aircraft uses

After a recon flight of Pyramid Lake NV. the Kitfox awaits return to the hanger.

After a recon flight of Pyramid Lake NV. the Kitfox awaits return to the hanger.

The Kitfox has a gross aircraft weight of 700 lbs.  With the tundra tires and rear tundra tail wheel its a hump to push the plane up hill into the hanger.  We cane up with a $35.oo Harbor Freight special!

We used a solid tire furniture mover with a tail wheel adaptor we made and  welded on.  Great for pushing and turning the plane with all those sticky tires on the tarmack.

We reconned the lake shore for a trip up coming next week for drop offs and trails into the lake.

The terrain out to Pyramid Lake

The terrain out to Pyramid Lake

Back to our aircraft dolly.  We used a low cost dolly with solid tires.  Remember the sticky tundra tires making the plane impossible to push by the aircraft holds.  We welded on a tail wheel holder and instant success! Outstanding in use Kane Klassics Ktifox Aircraft dolly.

 

The low cost homemade tail wheel dolly works outstandingly!

The low cost homemade tail wheel dolly works outstandingly!

Once the welding was finished a can of red spray paint touched it all up.

Once the welding was finished a can of red spray paint touched it all up.

Look for more uses of the airplane as we go into winter.  In a high desert like the Reno area the best flying is in the winter.  Cold stable air, unless a storm is upon us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Folding bike, micro bike 20 inch mountain bike tire upgrade

Its not about the journey, but the destination.

Our Folding bike, micro bike 20 inch mountain bike tire upgrade has been tested and improves the usage of the micro bike to the level of normal size mountain bikes with 26 inch tires.

A outstanding option: Mtn. BIke, Wire Bead Bicycle Tire, Blackwall, 20-Inch x 2.125-Inch same as the 26 inch tire on a full size bike.

A outstanding option: Mtn. BIke, Wire Bead Bicycle Tire, Blackwall, 20-Inch x 2.125-Inch same as the 26 inch tire on a full size bike.

Our experience with off airport landings and remote landing strips has shown us the need for a mountain bike tire to ride on dirt and gravel back country roads that your micro bike will encounter.  This option allows

The micro awaiting folding before boarding the Kitfox aircraft.

The micro awaiting folding before boarding the Kitfox aircraft.

the ride comfort and control of a normal sized mountain bike 26 inch or larger tire gives you.

Kit Fox Airplane

Aviation design flows to all Kane Klassics products. NOTE the tundra tires for landing off airport and on gravel strips.

In the picture comparing the 20 inch to the 26 inch tire you can see the 2.125 inch width of both tires is the same.  You get the comfort of a full size bike with the smaller micro bike size which fits more compactly into the aircraft , RV or auto.

You can see the web site for more details and ordering.  http://kaneklassics.com/montague-bikes/folding-bike-micro-bike-fits-airplane-rv-car/

Bicycle Cargo Trailer Design

Its not about the journey, but the destination.

News Flash:
Our Bicycle Cargo Trailer Design is the industry light-weight leaders.. the 6′trailer, a mere 27 lbs !

 

Kit Fox Airplane

Aviation design flows to all Kane Klassics products.

Kane Klassics has always taken the lead in innovative designs, from our multi piece fly rods to the unique design of our Bicycle Cargo Trailer Design .  One aspect of design we try and improve on all our products is the aviation technical design knowledge which we used in building the company airplane.  Design techniques for weight reduction, materials, and production engineering all play together.    Our cargo trailers are the industry light-weight leaders.. the 6′trailer, a mere 27 lbs ! The recommended carrying capacity is 180 lbs. This provides ample load for several float boats, ice chest, camping gear and fishing rods and gear.

In our Bicycle Cargo Trailer Design , this aviation expertise plays a key role.  We selected corrosion resistant aluminum for our flatbed bike beds combined with stainless steel components which has produced a bicycle trailer design that will last the original owner many care free maintenance years.

Our suspension system uses no thru axle.  This is very key to an off road bicycle trailer design as it affords a trailer that will not hang up over center of the trail obstructions.  The wide tubed knobby tire smooths the ride for your gear and never sinks in sand.  This

bicycle trailer with its unique suspension points allowing the trailer to step over trail obstructions.

bicycle cargo trailer with its flatbed and unique suspension points allowing the trailer to step over trail obstructions. ITS WEIGHT IS A MERE 27 LBS!

allows less strain and pedal input form the rider.

Fat tire,  E-Bike installed electric motor system was designed and integrated for trailer pulling.

Fat tire, E-Bike installed electric motor system was designed and integrated for trailer pulling.

The Bicycle Cargo Trailer Design of the aluminum bed on the standard trailer is unique for its t-bar slats.  This allows sand and water to drop through the bed when loading a wet and muddy/sandy float device.  The slats provide numerous tie off places so multiple gear straps will secure any arrangement of on board cargo.

T-bar slats for unlimited tie downs and allowing dirt and sand to fall through.

T-bar slats for unlimited tie downs and allowing dirt and sand to fall through. NOTE the side amber and rear red reflectors. Its weight is a mere 27 lbs for the 6′ model.

Our Bicycle Cargo Trailer Design does not account for human riders.  Our trailer is a cargo bed designed specifically for cargo and fishing equipment in particular.  We integrated amber and red reflectors for safe night and dusk riding.

The top speed on down hill runs is a recommended 5 mph.  This allows trouble free handling and is more then fast enough on down hill grades of 6 to 20 percent.  Loading the trailer is common sense.  The heavy load go over the center suspension and lighter loads to front and rear.  You do not want to load weight forward putting a large tongue weight on the bike mount.  Use the same common load measures used on your car trailers, RVs and truck trailers.

Kane Klassics Aircraft – Kitfox STOL Model IV

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Kitfox Poster

Kitfox aircraft poster – Double click to enlarge

 

Douglas Kulick of Kane Klassics took ten years to build the Kitfox Model IV Aircraft. He has flown it for now over 11  years. The aircraft is fully instrumented and has a parachute for the whole aircraft. The auto pilot is interconnected to the panel mounted GPS and for fly rod storage, an internal fly rod holder secures any rods needed for a trip.  All of the Folding Mountain Bikes of Kane Klassics are able to fit into the Kitfox as well.

Full instrumented panel. GPS, auto pilot, intsrumented flight certifiied

Full instrumented panel. GPS, auto pilot, and instrument flight certified.

The Kane Klassics Aircraft – Kitfox STOL (short take off and landing) Model IV has a 40 lb gear carrying capable belly pod ensuring all equipment for a fishing trip is on board. The aircraft is further equipped with survival kits depending on mountain or desert flight over those varied terrain types.

Kane Klassics Kitfox Aircraft with belly pod cargo container. Parachute installed for the whole aircraft.

Kane Klassics Kitfox Aircraft with belly pod cargo container. Parachute installed for the whole aircraft. Ask you airline captain if your airliner has one your next trip!!!

 

A fantastic view out the co-pilot widow of a Montana river soon to be fished.

A fantastic view out the co-pilot widow of a Montana river soon to be fished.

The primary use of the aircraft is finding fish structure and habitat by viewing a birds eye view of rivers and lakes prior to client trips.

For trip transportation on the ground, all Kane klassics folding bikes with or without electric pedal assist systems, get you to your stream or destination free of a rental car.

The bike folded, sits in the co-pilot seat within the folded bike storage bag.

The bike folded, sits in the co-pilot seat within the folded bike storage bag.

For more information on the Kitfox Aircraft contact:

http://www.kaneklassics.com 

 http://www.kitfoxaircraft.com

Paratrooper Pro - Kane Klassics Edition

Paratrooper Pro – Kane Klassics Edition

 

With over 60 mile pedal assisted range with and electric pedal assist systme, this bike covers more then enough distance from landing field to stream side/destination.