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News from Kitfox Aircraft

...program that uses Kitfox airplanes. First, Kitfox announced that it will offer the new Rotax 912 iS fuel-injected engine on both the Kitfox SLSA and the kitbuilt versions, claiming to...

Kitfox Rights Acquired by Sport Plane, LLC

In a history punctuated by swirling eddies of ownership changes, bankruptcy and rebirth, another chapter of the Kitfox story opened on April 7, 2006, when John and Debra McBean purchased...

Little Bird the Kitfox

...building an airplane. I was right to be overwhelmed. Even though the airplane we had picked, a Kitfox 4 with speedster-style clipped wings and a two-stroke Rotax 582 engine, was...

Kitfox and Lycoming Team up on O-233-Powered S7 Super Sport

The Kitfox S7 Super Sport, now in flight and gathering test and performance data, features the new Lycoming 115-horsepower O-233 with a Champion electronic ignition system. Kitfox is one of...

Kitfox Series 7 Super Sport Receives FAA 51 Percent Approval

...Airworthiness Division (AIR-200) will have the Kitfox kit added to the List of Amateur-Built Aircraft Kits located on the FAA web site. Kitfox Aircraft uses CNC routers, and the standard...

Eric Joern’s Kitfox Super Sport

After attending AirVenture three times, watching my brother build his Kitfox and getting to know the folks at the Kitfox factory, I decided Kitfox was the way to go. The...

Franklin’s Kitfox Speedster Routine Back at Oshkosh

...air show performing his own low-level routine in a modern Kitfox Speedster. Kyle’s Speedster is a Kitfox with the wings “clipped” by one bay. Jummy Franklin and the Kitfox Otherwise,...

Kitfox Announces New Model With Stunning New Rotax Engine

Kitfox Aircraft, ever the innovator in the kitbuilt industry, showed early examples of its latest Series 7 STi with the promising new six-cylinder Rotax 918 iS. Kitfox isn’t saying much...

The Kitfox Muscles Up With the Rotax 916

Kitfox Aircraft showed not one but two Experimentals powered by the new 160-hp Rotax 916 at AirVenture 2023. We caught up with Kitfox’s Brandon Petersen, whose own Kitfox has pride...

WIlliam Prokes’ Kitfox Model 4

...too. Thanks to Phil Laker who introduced me to the Kitfox and has shown me the way. Thanks to the McBeans of Kitfox Aircraft. Location: Chandler, AZ e-mail address: [email protected]...

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