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  1. akflyer added a post in a topic SLIME in Bush Tires   

    Alaska bush wheels has a product they put in their tires that everyone seems to swear by. I have not had any issues with the Nanco tires, but we did with the kingfox tires. It seemed with those one side or the other would be low every time we went to fly.
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  2. akflyer added a post in a topic Anyone tried one of these lights??   


    Hey wild, nice to see you over here! I should have a report on these lights after the weekend!
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  3. C5Engineer added a post in a topic SLIME in Bush Tires   

    I had a slow leak around the bead of one and added slime..fixed it up and on my other I landed at Johnson Creek and found a piece of wire in my tire. I used fix a flat on that one. Nasty mess whenever I have to tear it apart but it's holding air for now. I would not put it in just because. Wait till you need to if ever.
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  4. C5Engineer added a post in a topic Fare price for FWF package ?   


    Paid $3500 for mine similar hours. Mount, cowl , radiator, gearbox, warp prop and all the other odds and ends. This was 5 years ago. The grey head has depreciated since then too.
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  5. Bandit added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Fare price for FWF package ?
    I know where I can get a FWF package with a 582 greyhead that needs a major, with about 600hrs on it. What would be a fair price for it? It is a local package not far from my place.
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  6. FoxDB added a post in a topic SLIME in Bush Tires   

    I don't know what is normal practice but I put slime in my 21x12-8 tires to prevent a flat. I had Goat Head stickers in them after I landed in our airport's grass strip. That got me concerned.
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  7. B1RD added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    SLIME in Bush Tires
    Does anybody have an opinion on using SLIME in Bush Tires (Nanco 21X12X8) on a Kitfox? I just had them mounted and the old weather cracked KingFox 21X12X8 tires had SLIME in them. Just wondering if it was in there because of a slow leak because of the weathering, or if it is normal practice by Bush Pilots to help seal Thorn or Sticker punctures. Thanks for your interest... Bob
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  8. BryceKat added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Lights
    OK Gang,
    It's getting dark here in the northern hemisphere earlier and earlier, which is cramping my style of evening flying! I have
    no landing lights, though i do have strobes and position lights, but they're
    little help when landing in my dark pasture. Now don't get me wrong, i'm not
    planning on taking off into the dark, although that is some nice flying time! I
    just want something available in case i am out after it gets dark, think
    insurance.

    Does anyone have any successful experience lighting up their avid?

    I have a 582, which puts out about 11 amps. I have a small atv battery for now,
    but am planning on going to a larger battery (lawn mower/small car size).

    The research i have done so far points to these units
    http://www.kchilites.com/lights/50-series/5-long-range-black
    Obviously, there is going to be one helluva Amp draw when these are on, but with
    a bigger battery and the short duration of use, they might work. Lets assume i
    have the larger Battery to help with the demand, when i turn the lights on, is
    the ignition still going to fire? The main reason for my choice of these lights
    is the output and the price, which can be had for around $120. I can't justify
    $500 for the Hid and Led (w/ enough power to use as a landing light).

    Alright, i let the cat out of the bag, let's have some fun figurin' this one
    out! Thanks, Bryce
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  9. wildirishtime added a post in a topic Anyone tried one of these lights??   

    I really wouldn't equate them to an LED flashight, they are a strobe system with a Landing light mode.
    The video over on our website www.CRAZEDpilot.com shows them pretty well (scroll to the bottom of the page).

    They are bright durring the daylight for being seen by other aircraft - we feel they are adequate for
    for operations before dusk and the wigwags are tremendous in getting attention. We do not
    officially make any statements about their use as FAR night lighting for liability purposes, but they
    definately get your aircraft seen, and for $39 that's cheap insurance for most of our customers.

    Thanks again for your interest everyone, and if you have questions check out the video demo at the
    link above and don't hesitate to contact us at the website for questions.

    ~CRAZEDpilot
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  10. jackak added a post in a topic WANTED EFIS or EIS   

    Leni,

    I installed the MGL mini-extreme in my panel. I got power to it for the first time last night, WOW! Talk about pretty, like Christmas morning, color, clear, and nearly all the info you can ask for. I'll try to get some pictures when I have power to the radio and transponder.

    Jack
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  11. SuberAvid added a post in a topic WANTED EFIS or EIS   

    Leni,

    I put the MGL E-1 and Flight-2 instruments in mine. They have an amazing number of functions so between the two of them and a slip/skid ball they give you about everything you need and more for a VFR plane. Extremely light and less cost than the full blown Enigma or others.
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  12. akflyer added a post in a topic Silver Salmon Creek   


    dang! Well I am either hitting the lodge next week or going to juneau for a deer hunt with a buddy.. I am thinking that Montana is a much better place to hunt. I miss the white tail hunting down south!


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  13. SuberAvid added a post in a topic Silver Salmon Creek   



    It is a pretty amazing place down there Leni; I look forward to doing that trip again. Hopefully Jack will be in the air by next summer and we can all meet up for a few good camping adventures around the state.

    I look forward to some more outings this winter when the water gets hard. First I have to squeeze in a deer and antelope hunt in Montana starting this
    Thursday for a couple of weeks, Woohoo.

    Let me know if/when you can do some trips to the lodge, etc.
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  14. Russ. added a post in a topic Look what showed up !   



    Give Culver Props a look. Culverprops.com. Russ N844RS
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  15. akflyer added a post in a topic Look what showed up !   



    Dont know anything about the tenn. props and since you pointed out you dont like the IFA I wont throw out an IVO sales pitch

    Hope the kit shows up FAST, I hate waiting!!!


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  16. akflyer added a post in a topic Blue Angels and Bearcats   



    NICE, you just cost me another 25 bucks cause I had to order that DVD... The trailer shoulda shown him taking that bird back up not his grand daughter. Still looks like it will be a good one to get some history out of!


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  17. akflyer added a post in a topic Summer 2011; fun things to do with your airplane   



    NICE ! Looks like the ole Fat Avid has been hauling you around on some killer great flights! You were quiet on here so long I was hoping you didnt find a nice tree on a gravel bar to wrap it around!


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  18. akflyer added a post in a topic Silver Salmon Creek   

    Great pics Randy! The island in the last picture was where I spent my first 20 summers. We flew, boated and hiked all over the Tuxidney bay area down to Chinitna Bay up to the Polly creek flats. I have a few spots I have not fished in almost 20 yrs, but I am sure they are just as productive as they were back then. Hopefully next summer I will be able to give work the big finger for a full two weeks at a time and get to enjoy some plane camping and fishing!


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  19. SuberAvid added a topic in Avid fox flyers pics and vids   

    Summer 2011; fun things to do with your airplane
    I can't remember if I ever posted these pics from this summer. We had some awsome fishing adventures .





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  20. SuberAvid added a post in a topic Silver Salmon Creek   

    Here are a few more pictures from the trip.







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  21. SuberAvid added a topic in Avid fox flyers pics and vids   

    Silver Salmon Creek
    These pictures are from July so they are a little old but it has been a busy, great summer. Got 95 hours on the Avid+ so far (I should have done better but hunting got in the way!)

    Flew to Silver Salmon Creek this summer with a couple of Supercubs; had some great fishing among the local population . It made camping interesting to say the least. I understand that this is some of Leni's old stomping grounds.

    We ended up with 8 planes camping on the beach. Perfect weather, good food and good company! You can't beat that

    The Silvers were just showing up but the stream was packed with dolly's and Chums. Found out that the bears are very good at clamming as well as fishing. Fortunately for us they were also well behaved. We had enough firepower that we would probably all have been killed and the planes full of holes if there had been any trouble.










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  22. SuberAvid added a post in a topic Camping at Columbia   

    Great pictures Joey. Is this on the Columbia River? What is the location?
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  23. SuberAvid added a post in a topic Hey Randy your plane is on Ebay   



    Ha! It's amazing where our pictures show up!

    At least he was selling my old Avid and not my new Avid+. i still hope to put it back in the air one of these days.
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  24. C5Engineer added a post in a topic Blue Angels and Bearcats   

    Very awesome video Leni!! Thanks for posting. The last 20 seconds of that video say it all.

    This one is repeat but some of the newer members may have missed it. Seeing the look on those WWII era guys when they are watching these airplanes dang near instantly chokes me up. I can only wish hope and pray that someday I'll be 80 and see a plane I used to fly taking the sky.

    http://www.grayeagles.org/video.html
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  25. horsepower added a post in a topic Blue Angels and Bearcats   

    Pretty cool stuff,my old CFI used to fly Bearcats,some of the stories were mind boggling.He said there was nothing like the sound of a 14 ft. prop when you put it in a dive.He later flew jets and still liked the old Bearcat.Thanks for the neat video. Randy
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