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  1. akflyer added a post in a topic If you could have anything done to your 582   





    I have the Arctic Sparrow mixture on mine (which you cant get anymore that I know of as the number and email I had for Bud Gish no longer works). I find myself playing with those Fn knobs way too much. I set them on the ground when on wheels as the instructions say to do, but on floats of skis it is kinda hard to sometimes so I do a rolling run up / mixture adjust. Even when adjusted per the instructions on the ground, when in the air and I pull the power back to say 3500 for a decent she will run a bit rough so I tweak them a little till it smooths out. If I go back to cruise, I have to richen them up a turn or two to keep EGTs under control.

    Using the flow meter, I can loose or gain almost 1 GPH in cruise by tweaking the needles. On a 4 stroke this is cool, or on 2 stroke with fixed pitch it is OK as you know you have the load set right. With the IFA prop, I can change EGTS drastically with pitch alone, and with the needles... the hard part is getting them both set right so the compliment each other, and not lean it way out, then load the hell out of the engine to bring the EGTs back down. I have many times thought about trading my inflight adjustable tops and barrels off to someone who could really use them down south, and I will just go with normal carbs here. I take off at sea level (or within a couple hundred feet) and rarely go over 5000'. Some of you gus that need to go to 10,000 + to clear mountain ranges would get alot more use out of the adjustable carb than I will. 99% of the time I am under 1000' enroute to someplace, and am on the deck if terrain allows.


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  2. skysailor added a post in a topic If you could have anything done to your 582   

    Alternatively, I have the HacMan mixture control sold by Green Sky Adventures and it works great for controlling the mixture for altitude and seasonal changes (from the cockpit). You can make it up yourself for about $30 bucks or so in parts and materials. Good luck and cheers!
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  3. akflyer added a post in a topic New member   


    it's off the yentna. One creek above lake creek. There are a series of connected lakes on fish creek and he is on the furthest lake north on the system.

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  4. flattie45 added a post in a topic New member   

    So whereabouts is fish lake? My parents place is on One Stone Lake. They're out there now, probably be out there for another two or three weeks. I'm hoping for no more snow, or lots of it. There's about 4" accumulated on the lake, but not enough in town for skis yet. I get home on the 24th and hope to make it out there, be it on wheels or skis.
    -Nate
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  5. akflyer added a post in a topic Lodi Open house pictures   

    Looks like a fun time.. right up till he screwed the pooch on that one I wish we had more fly ins around here.. there are a few every year but I have only made it to one in the last 2 years due to the work schedule..


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  6. C5Engineer added a topic in Avid fox flyers pics and vids   

    Lodi Open house pictures
    I flew about 30 miles to another field today that was having an Open House. It was a small event but quite a few neat planes flew in. Things got exciting when a Super King Air used for hauling skydivers landed super hot and his nose gear collapsed. They messed up the airplane even worse after these pics were taken when they lifted the nose with a fork lift and left main collapsed too, dropping the airplane on it's left wing. That thing was pretty much junk after that. They were trying so hard to get it cleaned up before the crowd arrived. Normally that airfield is a ghost town but I bet there were 50 people taking pictures after the incident. No covering that one up.

    Think these guys are keeping Quad City Ultralights (Challenger) in business



    My bird



    I could stare at a Cub all day long...never get's old watching one



    RV's with more money into their paint jobs than I have into my entire plane





    The Rutan designs are always cool. The velocity sounded HEALTHY when it did a 200mph fly-by





    And now the dumbass stunt of the day. There was this airplane and a Twin Otter flying skydivers ALL DAY. They are notorious at this airfield for landing opposite direction and on a little tiny intersecting runway and never talking on the CTAF. They were making the round trip to 13,000ft and back in less than 15 minutes all day long today. Anyways it's only a matter of time before something like this happens. A guy that I was standing with works on King Airs and his theory was he got into the reverse very heavily after landing long and fast and one engine probably did not go in with the other causing a big swerve. He said the nose on those will unlock if you put a big side load on them. It could have just collapsed too... those airplanes get beat to death going up and down all day everyday.







    Yup that's going to be expensive. Wish I would have gotten pics after they left main collapsed and they dropped it clean onto the left wing but I had already walked back down towards my plane.

    17.1 hours and counting on my bird...ENJOY
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  7. akflyer added a post in a topic New member   


    well you dirty bugger, I was spose to win that damn plane I should be up in your neck of the woods some time next hitch home. A buddy has a cabin on fish lake and he wants a few of us to fly in for the weekend. Hoping for more snow so I can swap over to skis soon.


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  8. flattie45 added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    New member

    Hello all, just thought that I'd introduce myself. My name is Nate Anderson. I live in Anchorage and work at the Milne Point oilfield, next door to Leni's field. I've lurked here awhile, am a member at the avid yahoo site and occasionally take a peek at the matronics site. I currently fly a Cessna 140, which I am trying to sell . I am also a very lucky bastard, having won a Searey amphib in a raffle. That was back in March and I have yet to fly it. Waiting on some paperwork issues as well as some mechanical issues. Hopefully it'll be airborne by the time breakup rolls around. As far as the Avid connection goes I have in my possession N4921S (S/N 55). I bought it as a wreck about ten years ago, which is the same condition it is in today. Hopefully I'll be tearing into it soon but I've got a few other things to take care of first. I've got alot of questions but will
    probably save those until the plane is back in my garage. About two years ago I contacted Leni via email about the Avid, thinking that I was getting close to working on it, but stalled out. Oh well, someday.
    Most of my flying is out to my parents cabin, located on the Iditarod trail about 20 miles from Skwentna, although I've taken a few good trips checking out the state. When I get around to it I'll post some photos. I don't know how much I'll post at this point in time but I like this forum and thought I'd speak up a bit. Just looking around here makes me want to start working on it today.
    Anyway, glad to be here.
    -Nate
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  9. flattie45 added a topic in Jokes   

    Mickey Mouse
    Why did Mickey break up with Minnie?
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  10. akflyer added a post in a topic Enough already AOPA!!   


    Hi Nate,
    Welcome aboard!

    What kinda plane you flying? Trying to get more Alaska guys on here so we can do flyin's etc. The once a year poker run for the Kenai EAA is just not enough for me. I would like to see several more a year!


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  11. flattie45 added a post in a topic Enough already AOPA!!   

    While I can understand where C5Engineer is coming from, I think it is one of the better mags/organizations. Yeah, it has got alot of corporate aviation stuff and some of their editors columns are on subjects far removed from most of GA, but they still run articles on small GA aircraft on a regular basis. I've only had about three calls from them over 10 years, and I do get mailings probably about three or four times a year. But overall I don't mind paying their subscription fee. A previous post mentioned the new person in charge of AOPA. Only time will tell but the previous chief, Phil Boyer, seems to have left some pretty big shoes to fill. Just my two cents.
    The publication I do miss is CustomPlanes. I still have some old issues lying around and look through them on a regular basis.
    -Nate
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  12. akflyerbob added a post in a topic Today's Dumbass Stunt   

    Hark,,I think I smell a dead fish

    NO, We beat the hell out of ourself when young thinking
    its cool or what ever and soon its time to pay.
    The motorcross rings a bell, also when I used to race for
    Ski doo on a factory team, I was young and lived in
    Anchorage and the older machines really beat you up
    I've been paying for @ 15 years.

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  13. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Today's Dumbass Stunt   

    Ironic-- I'm on an ice pack and doing 3x a week visits to the chiropractor for my lower back too...


    As a side note to the video, that landing was without the fuel cap on the left tank...
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  14. akflyer added a post in a topic Today's Dumbass Stunt   


    OUCH.. I know the feeling. When my lower back goes out, it pinches nerves off and my core temp goes down to 91-92 and I sleep until they put my back in... kinda like a bear in hibernation. I used to sleep for days at a time on a heat pad till they figured it out. Some of the tests they did trying to figure it out were worse than the back pain!

    <speedy recovery brew. get back on your feet and back in the air. We need more pics, vids and GOOD stories.
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  15. C5Engineer added a post in a topic Today's Dumbass Stunt   

    Yesterday I was getting ready to go and fly. I bent over to grab the fuel hose off the reel and sort of caught my toe at the same time on a crack in the concrete. My lower back COMPLETELY let go. I piled her up right there on the concrete. Took my breath away it hurt so damn bad. It took everything I had to get my fuel cap back on and the ladder put away. I hobbled over to the FBO and flopped on the couch until someone else showed up. Luckily it was a buddy of mine. I enlisted him to taxi my airplane back to my hangar for me and put it away. He had to help me in the truck. Lots of ice, ibuprofen, and two trips to my chiropractor later and I'm getting around at least today. Man I was pissed...it was perfect flying weather all day yesterday!! I'm not even 30 yet...all those years of Motocross are catching up to me I guess.
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  16. dholly added a post in a topic View New Content   

    Leni - fwiw I can see them. But can you check if there is anyway to add the view new content fearue to the mobile site. When checking with a PDA you get a site index of all forums but no notation of unread posts. Thx
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  17. akflyer added a post in a topic Avid Catalina   

    Hey gramps, when you gonna move that powered wheel chair outa the shop so you can stop getting it in the picture You are gonna make people think you are old enough to be wearing depends.... oh crap, I forgot, you are...

    The work is looking good! Amazing how quick she will come together if you stay on it. Keeps Bobby's truck outa the shop, he don't need a hot rod till next summer anyway.


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  18. akflyer added a post in a topic View New Content   



    hmmmm... shiiiitttttt... I will see if I can find a different setting that may be hosed....
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  19. akflyerbob added a post in a topic Avid Catalina   


    Hull separated from fuse

    Inside hull damage

    Bottom hull damage

    Me repairing hull damage
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  20. Av8r3400 added a topic in Hardcore Avidfoxflyers   

    View New Content
    Leni-- I've noticed that your posts do not show up for me on the "View New Content" search.


    FYI.






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  21. Av8r3400 added a post in a topic Thanks to all the veterans   




    Amen.
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  22. akflyer added a post in a topic Video   


    Daumn thats alot of blacktop in front of you! looked like a solid landing to me! I am waiting on the new HD helmet cam to be released so I can get some more flying vids done. Should be flying on skis next time home, and I love playing in the powder with the plane!
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  23. akflyer added a topic in Hangar Talk   

    Thanks to all the veterans
    A huge thanks to those of you who served! your sacrifices have not gone unnoticed and are appreciated!

    < for those who made it back

    :beerchug: < for those who made the ultimate sacrifice You will never be forgotten!
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  24. Av8r3400 added a topic in Avid fox flyers pics and vids   

    Video
    I put up my first YouTube video today...



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  25. akflyer added a post in a topic Today's Dumbass Stunt   

    Sumbiatch I am glad I am not the only one that does dumb shit! The first time I ever saw what a loose or missing fuel cap would do, I was flying wing man for a buddy that was pulling some hunters off the side of a mountain. He wanted to keep it light so we were only putting 5 gallons in his J5. The second take off, he came off the ground, and I saw a streamer coming out of the top of his wing. I called him and he did a 180 and sat right back down on the runway. He could not have been in the air for more than a minute or two. I landed and we walked the runway and found his cap. In those couple minutes, he had lost all but about a cup full of gas!


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