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  1. 84KF added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    RE:Steve are ya lost buddy
    Naw,  sorry about the absence. Everything is cool.

    I've been able to sneak in a few flights in 84KF now that the Michigan weather is starting to break.  Runs good, flys nice....  I think the local runway is sinking into the ground though. When I round-out and flare for landing it seems to be about 3 to 5 feet lower then it was last fall. (That's my story..... and I'm sticking to it.)

    Give me few days or so and I will have the fur flying on the List....  It's time to put the mythical "gross weight" issue on the block. To much bullshit and misinformation is being spread.

    As a preview:
    1) Question...  "Where in the process of applying for, and after receiving a Experimental Airworthiness Certificate for an "amateur-built" aircraft is the term "gross weight"  used,  stipulated and/or required by the FAA?
    (hint... don't say "on the weight and balance"...I'll disprove and shoot that down in a heartbeat.

    2) Question: Where is the term, or even the words "gross weight" used in the registration process?

    You may see where I am going here..... 

    I'll post everything here first for comments.

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  2. kl7jw added a topic in Jokes   

    True Lent
    Each Friday night after work, Boudreaux would fire uphis outdoor grill and cook a venison steak.

    But, all of Boudreaux's neighbors were Catholic...and since  it was Lent, they were forbidden from eating meat on Friday.

    The delicious aroma from the grilled venison steaks was causing such a problem for the Catholic faithful that they finally talked to their priest.

    The Priest came to visit Boudreaux, and suggested that he become a Catholic.

    After several classes and much study, Boudreaux attended Mass...and as the priest sprinkled holy water over him, he said, "You were born a Baptist,and

    raised a Baptist, but now you are a Catholic."

    Boudreaux's  neighbors were greatly relieved, until Friday night arrived, and the wonderful aroma of grilled venison filled the neighborhood.  The Priest

    was called immediately by the neighbors, and, as he rushed into Boudreaux's yard, clutching a rosary and prepared to scold him, he stopped and watched

    in amazement.

    There stood Boudreaux, clutching a small bottle of holy water which he carefully sprinkled over the grilling meat and chanted: "You wuz born a

    deer, you wuz raised a deer, but now you is a catfish." 

    John Hart
    Wilburton, OK
    Kitfox Model IV (That I finally got some work done on)
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  3. akflyer added a topic in Jokes   

    more on the Irish... ya gotta lovem
    Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ra

    Paddy was driving down the street in a sweat because he had an important meeting and couldn't find a parking place.  Looking up to heaven he said, "Lord take pity on me.  If you find me a parking place I will go to Mass every Sunday for the rest of me life and give up me Irish Whiskey!"

    Miraculously, a parking place appeared.

    Paddy looked up again and said, "Never mind, I found one."

    Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ra

    Father Murphy walks into a pub in Donegal, and says to the first man he meets, "Do you want to go to heaven?"

    The man said, "I do, Father."

    The priest said, "Then stand over there against the wall."

    Then the priest asked the second man, "Do you want to go to heaven?"

    "Certainly, Father," was the man's reply.

    "Then stand over there against the wall," said the priest.

    Then Father Murphy walked up to O'Toole and said, "Do you want to go to heaven?"

    O'Toole said, "No, I don't Father."

    The priest said, "I don't believe this.  You mean to tell me that when you die you don't want to go to heaven?"

    O'Toole said , "Oh, when I die, yes.  I thought you were getting a group together to go right now."

    Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ra

    Paddy was in New York

    He was patiently waiting and watching the traffic cop on a busy street crossing.  The cop stopped the flow of traffic and shouted, "Okay, pedestrians."  Then he'd allow the traffic to pass.

    He'd done this several times, and Paddy still stood on the sidewalk.

    After the cop had shouted, "Pedestrians!" for the tenth time, Paddy went over to him and said, "Is it not about time ye let the Catholics across?"

    Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ra

    Gallagher opened the morning newspaper and was dumbfounded to read in the obituary column that he had died.  He quickly phoned his best friend, Finney.

    "Did you see the paper?" asked Gallagher. "They say I died!!"

    "Yes, I saw it!" replied Finney.  "Where are ye callin' from?"

    Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ra

    An Irish priest is driving down to New York and gets stopped for speeding in Connecticut  The state trooper smells alcohol on the priest's breath and then sees an empty wine bottle on the floor of the car.

    He says, "Sir, have you been drinking?"

    "Just water," says the priest.

    The trooper says, "Then why do I smell wine?"

    The priest looks at the bottle and says, "Good Lord! He's done it again!"

    Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ra

    Walking into the bar, Mike said to Charlie the bartender, "Pour me a stiff one - just had another fight with the little woman."

    "Oh yeah?" said Charlie, "And how did this one end?"

    "When it was over," Mike replied, "She came to me on her hands and knees.

    "Really," said Charles, "Now that's a switch!  What did she say?"

    She said, "Come out from under the bed, you little chicken."

    Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ra

    Flynn staggered home very late after another evening with his drinking buddy, Paddy.  He took off his shoes to avoid waking his wife, Mary.

    He tiptoed as quietly as he could toward the stairs leading to their upstairs bedroom, but misjudged the bottom step.  As he caught himself by grabbing the banister, his body swung around and he landed heavily on his rump.  A whiskey bottle in each back pocket broke and made the landing especially painful.

    Managing not to yell, Flynn sprung up, pulled down his pants, and looked in the hall mirror to see that his butt cheeks were cut and bleeding.  He managed to quietly find a full box of Band-Aids and began putting a Band-Aid as best he could on each place he saw blood.

    He then hid the now almost empty Band-Aid box and shuffled and stumbled h is way to bed.

    In the morning, Flynn woke up with searing pain in both h is head and butt and Mary staring at him from across the room.

    She said, "You were drunk again last night weren't you?"

    Flynn said, "Why you say such a mean thing?"

    "Well," Mary said, "it could be the open front door, it could be the broken glass at the bottom of the stairs, it could be the drops of blood trailing through the house, it could be your bloodshot eyes, but's all those Band-Aids stuck on the hall mirror.
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  4. akflyer added a post in a topic Steve are ya lost buddy   

    The crotchety guys are not over here.  They dont like freedom of speech I guess.  For the most part, if they are acting like a jackass they dont like it that I can and will call them a jackass.  This site is intended to be more than stricktly a "builders reference" more of a place to hang out and talk about flying in general, building or modding you plane, and general BSing that is not allowed on the "list".  You know, and fun place to go and get info too!

    John does not have bubble doors on his KF II, they are just full lexan (I know cause I put almost 200 hrs on it last year) lol.  I have a bussy local that is re-building a mod I right now and he is looking for full bubble doors also.  If we find any that will work I will let you know.  Good luck with the test flights and keep us posted on how it goes.

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  5. SkySteve added a post in a topic Steve are ya lost buddy   

    Hey, is everybody here also on the Kitfox Matronics list?  I don't see much activity here so haven't been around for awhile.  I've been testing my Fox during the last week getting ready for it's first flight since my rebuild.  Looks like I'm getting close to the actual first flight, but its snowing again today.  The weather report says it will be snowing until next Monday, today is Thursday.  Eskflyer, I see you have a Kitfox Model 2.  Do you have the bubble doors?  I would like to put some on my Model I but haven't figured out how to, yet.  Any advice?
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  6. eskflyer added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Steve are ya lost buddy
    Steve where ya at man we be missing you in here.    Hope all is well in your world . 
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  7. akflyer added a post in a topic Shamus O'Malley's death   

    damn, the perfect "man's death".  I just figured out how I wanna go!
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  8. kl7jw added a topic in Jokes   

    Shamus O'Malley's death
    Brenda O'Malley is home making dinner, as usual, when Tim Finnegan arrives at her door.

    "Brenda, may I come in?" he asks. "I've somethin' to tell ya".

    "Of course you can come in, you're always welcome, Tim. But where's my husband?"

    "That's what I'm here to be telling ya, Brenda. There was an accident down at the Guinness brewery..."

    "Oh, God no!" cries Brenda.  "Please don't tell me."

    " I must, Brenda. Your husband Shamus is dead and gone. I'm sorry."

    Finally, she looked up at Tim. "How did it happen, Tim?"

    "It was terrible, Brenda he fell ito a vat of Guinness Stout and drowned."

    "Oh my dear Jesus! But you must tell me truth, Tim.  Did he at least go quickly?"

    "Well, Brenda... no. In fact, he got out three times to pee!"
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  9. akflyer added a post in a topic Paddy Murphy   

      Good one!

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  10. kl7jw added a topic in Jokes   

    Paddy Murphy
    Into a Belfast pub comes Paddy Murphy, looking like he'd just been run over by a train. His arm is in a sling, his nose is broken, his face is cut and bruised
    and he's walking with a limp.

    "What happened to you?" asks Sean, the bartender.

    "Jamie O'Conner and me had a fight," says Paddy.

    "That little rat, O'Conner," says Sean, "He couldn't do that to you, he must have had something in his hand."

    "That he did," says Paddy, "a shovel is what he had, and a terrible lickin' he gave me with it."

    "Well," says Sean, "you should have defended yourself. "Didn't you have something in your hand?"

    "That I did," said Paddy. "Mrs. O'Conner's breast, and a thing of beauty it was, but useless in a fight!!!"
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  11. kl7jw added a topic in Jokes   

    Redneck Fisherman
    A redneck was stopped by a game warden in Central Texas recently with two ice chests full of fish.
    He was leavin' a cove well known for its fishing.

    The game warden asked the man, 'Do you have a license to catch those fish?'
    'Naw, sir', replied the redneck. 'I ain't got none of them there licenses. You must understand, these here are my pet fish.'

    'Pet fish?'

    'Yeah. Every night, I take these here fish down to the lake and let 'em swim 'round for awhile. The n, when I whistle, they jump right back into these here ice chests and I take 'em home.'

    'That's a bunch of hooey! Fish can't do that.'

    The redneck looked at the warden for a moment and then said, 'It's the truth Mr. Government Man. I'll show ya. It really works.'

    'OK', said the warden. 'I've got to see this!'

    The redneck poured the fish into the lake and stood and waited.

    After several minutes, the warden says, 'Well?'

    'Well, what?', says the redneck.

    The warden says, 'When are you going to call them back?'

    'Call who back?'

    'The FISH', replied the warden!

    'What fish?', replied the redneck.

    Moral of the story: We may not be as smart as some city slickers, but we ain't as dumb as some government employees.

    You can say what you want about the South, but you never hear of anyone retiring and moving north.
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  12. kl7jw added a post in a topic back on the project   

    I'm in Wilburton, OK.  About 30 miles east of McAlester, OK 85 southwest of Ft. Smith, AR, 130 sout of Tulsa, OK.

    John Hart
    Kitfox Model IV
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  13. kl7jw added a post in a topic are you kidding me???   

    I do not enjoy that kind of weather.  Hard to anticipate where ice may or may not be on the road.  Saw a lot of ditch divers along that 4 lane stretch between Anchorage and Wasilla the 8 winters I drove to Anchorage and back from Willow almost every day.  I never had any problems out on that road except one time.  That was when I made a bad decision to pass a guy that was driving real slow on the 2 lane stretch between Willow and Houston.  I swapped ends and hit a snowbank, but was able to drive right back on the road and go on.

    Seems like the mountains get a few every year when the ice and snow softens up.  You'd think that folks would learn after a while, but they don't seem to pay any attention to history and go hang it out regardless of the conditions.   

    John Hart
    Wilburton, OK
    KItfox Model IV
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  14. akflyer added a post in a topic are you kidding me???   

    it warmed up a bit and made shit real dangerous.  lost a few sledders to the mountain last week.. it turned colder again and froze back up.  Hell here at work it went from -45 to +25 and now back to -38 in the last 3 weeks... weird weather this year!
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  15. akflyer added a post in a topic back on the project   

    damnit, I wouldput the bad mouth on ya for not getting it done and flying, but I have been sidetracked myself... I got my blinders back on though and am ready to get'er done.

    Where abouts in OK are you?  I just talked a buddy here at work that lives in OK into buys a fox.  He is on the phone making the deal as I am typing lol.
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  16. kl7jw added a post in a topic back on the project   

    No flying so far for the last 4 months.  I'm in the middle of rebuilding an old motor home, and the Kitfox needs some minor stuff done - replace Lexan on left door, redo the door latches on both doors, and some minor electrical changes in the cockpit.

    John Hart
    Wilburton, OK
    Kitfox Model IV
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  17. kl7jw added a post in a topic are you kidding me???   

    OK, I posted and I can stand the belittlement! 

    How's thing going up Soldtna way?  Into breakup yet?

    John Hart
    Wilburton, OK
    KItfox Model IV
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  18. akflyer added a topic in Hardcore Avidfoxflyers   

    are you kidding me???
    I still cant beleive that someone would be offended by Guys comment... I got an idea.. if it offends you piss off.  You are too damn stupid to fly a plane to begin with.  How can one deal with the real issues that come up in the cockpit if you cant deal with a simple "test pilot" comment.

    Post up here, no one will censor you, but we may belittle you in a good natured way! (its called busting your balls, you need to put on your big boy panties and deal with it)

    end of rant, for now.

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  19. akflyer added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    back on the project
    Well after not touching the plane for 8 months I finaly got my ass in gear and got back to work on it.  I only worked on it for the last day and a half I was home, but  I replaced 3 of the rib tails on the left wing and the cap strips.. two more and I will be ready for a little fiberglassing on the wing tip, making / fairing in the mount for the nav light then covering.  It is possible to get the bugger in the air in sometime next month.

    Anyone else having fun in their fox or avid?

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  20. SkySteve added a post in a topic Kitfox Bubble Doors   

    I was afraid of that.  The new doors are now complete without any width added.  I may try to bend them a little and later on fabricate some new ones.
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  21. akflyer added a post in a topic Kitfox Bubble Doors   

    I think you may be SOL on this one unless you pull them yourself.  One off sets are not going to be a feasable option.  If you are still in the building, or re-building phase, you can make your own "wide body" kit and a new set of doors, but that is a bit of fabrication.  I did not see the wide body kit till after I had just got done covering mine.. I was tempted to pull the covering off and start over, but in the end, I am sticking with stock width.... maybe if I ding it up in a few years I will widen it out.
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  22. SkySteve added a topic in Kitfox I   

    Kitfox Bubble Doors
    I've completed a rebuild on a Kitfox Model I . . . that is, everything but the doors.  I can't find any kind of bubble door for the Model I.  Any one have ANY ideas.  I tried Murl Williams "wide body" kit, but it didn't fit. 
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  23. akflyer added a post in a topic Avid Flyer STOL Wings   

    have you tried Steve at ?  You can buy new from him.
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  24. alfio.lepore added a topic in Avid Model A   

    Avid Flyer STOL Wings
    Hello I am looking to buy a 1986 STOL avid flyer wing with Mounting set and flaperon set.
    The wing is made with wood wing ribs and without a wing fuel tank in it.
    Do you know were sell these parts?
    Thank you for your help.

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  25. akflyer added a post in a topic Sweating hangers   

    hey Steve, you still getting pissed on in the hangar?

    I was gonna make an honest effort to get my plane in the air this time home.... then it started snowing again.. and my other passion kicked in.  Looks like the plane will have to wait a couple more months.

    this is my 16 yr old.. one of the best pics I have ever taken.

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