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Kitfox Series 7 Super Sport

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Kitfox Series 7 Speedster

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Backcountry Fox

...with the Kitfox on beautiful backcountry strips. Equipped for the Job The Kitfox Super Sport is not your father’s Kitfox! According to John McBean, owner of Kitfox Aircraft, there have...

The Little Bush Plane That Could

...to have come from Australia, but it was fraught with technical issues and never ran well. Denney settled on Rotax engines for the Kitfox line, though many Kitfox owners have...

Speedster Evolution

...other Series 7 Kitfox wings, the clipped Speedster wing has symmetrical flaperons that increase speed and roll rate. Reintroducing the go-fast Kitfox was part of their plan, said McBean, and...

Checkpoints

...the Kitfox Model II. Performance was much better, as was reliability. We later re-engined the Kitfox with a Rotax 912 UL engine. I was hooked on this combination when I...

Transitioning into the Backcountry

...his experience flying a turbocharged Kitfox in the Idaho backcountry with Paul Leadabrand of Stick & Rudder Aviation (see “Backcountry Fox,” February 2015). Inspired by his enthusiasm, I held the...

25th Anniversary: Engines of Change

...You never know.   Kitfox Turns 25 KITPLANES® is not the only organization celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Kitfox Aircraft LLC has also hit the quarter-century mark, most recently...

Down to Earth

...later model Kitfoxes. It turns out that Grove Aircraft Landing Systems makes the gear both for the stock kits and for retrofit on the Kitfox Model 3 and 4 (as...

Unbreaking the Bank

...Hall of Fame. Kitfox First thoughts for this feature were to include the Kitfox Classic IV to represent a line of aircraft that has been among the most popular. But...

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