Franklin's Kitfox Speedster Routine Back at Oshkosh

In 1992, Jimmy Franklin performed a low-level, aerobatic routine at Oshkosh in his Kitfox Model 4 Speedster. Twenty-five years later, his son Kyle will be featured in the Wednesday AirVenture 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, the airframe is the same one used in the S7 Super Sport kit.  Jimmy's Speedster was the standard Kitfox of the day, a Model 4, with the same clipped wings. Kyle's plane is equipped with a fuel-injected Rotax 912is. His performance will be below 1000 feet AGL and within a 1000' x 300' box. It should be something to watch!

Video from Oshkosh 1992

Louise Hose

Louise Hose is an instrument-rated, commercial pilot who regularly flies her RV-6, her husband’s RV-8, and an RV-3B and a Dream Tundra, which they built together. They live in Dayton Valley Airpark in Nevada. She also edits the monthly, free digital newsletter, The Homebuilder’s Portal by KITPLANES®.

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