Highlander vs. Kitfox

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Highlander vs. Kitfox

Postby windancer » Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:14 pm

Hi, I'm currently looking for a kit plane to build and would like peoples opinion on the Kitfox supersport and the Highlander. The Kitfox has a faster cruising speed and larger fuel capacity for longer fly time, but the Highlander has more cargo capacity. as anyone flown both?
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Re: Highlander vs. Kitfox

Postby Dave Krall CFII SEL SES » Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:54 am

windancer wrote:Hi, I'm currently looking for a kit plane to build and would like peoples opinion on the Kitfox supersport and the Highlander. The Kitfox has a faster cruising speed and larger fuel capacity for longer fly time, but the Highlander has more cargo capacity. as anyone flown both?


Hi & welcome.
I didn't need to fly Kitfoxs (considered the Courier breifly) because they're all just too small inside, as are most makes in this general size, especially if they're LSA qualified.
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Postby windancer » Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:36 am

Are you building a Highlander? The interior I believe is very similar except the Highlander has adjustable seats.
 I am looking for a 2 seat stol airplane with a fair amount of cargo capacity for camping and cross country trips, decent fuel efficiency and be able to cruise at 115- 120 mp. Other kits I'm currently researching are the Murpy Rebel, the Bushcaddy R120 and te Bearhawk Patrol. Anyone want to comment or give a recommendation is very much welcome.
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