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    Folding wings

    Which microlights have the ‘easiest’ folding wings?
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    The easiest/quickest is the kitfox, (worth you tubing) single handedly it literally takes 2 mins for both wings, one pin is removed, wings hinge back to tail and a retaining pin is put in place, nothing to do to control cables or wing tanks etc. Typically they're a tail wheel running a 582 or jab and relatively cheap making trailoring to site a viable option.
    Skyranger, C42,Jabiru, Foxbat are a little more involved using supporting braces if performing the task on your own and require the braces if trailoring, guessing the process is around 40 mins plus.
    G-HAMS a pretty quick Quik

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    And of the latter list, not all individuals will have wing fold.

    Isn't the Easyraider a wing folder?
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    Most wing folds can usually be retrofitted but because a wingfold kit would probably not be inluded in the initial build I'm guessing the cost would also be high, you may be correct about the easyraider being very similar to the kitfox
    G-HAMS a pretty quick Quik


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    Eurofox? A fairly good single handed wing fold. No trestles or braces.
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    Fair suggestion. Might be a bit in the Waitrose price range for my wallet. I’m more at the Aldi level. I need something with fAldible wings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halibut View Post
    Fair suggestion. Might be a bit in the Waitrose price range for my wallet. I’m more at the Aldi level. I need something with fAldible wings.
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    A fabulous Eurofox has just popped up on AFORS. See what you mean about the wing-fold.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Halibut View Post
    A fabulous Eurofox has just popped up on AFORS. See what you mean about the wing-fold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin Watson View Post
    And of the latter list, not all individuals will have wing fold.

    Isn't the Easyraider a wing folder?
    Yes. Very simple and easy


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