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  1. kl7jw added a post in a topic RC Fun....? was-Landing gear questions...   

    I thought the whole damn thing was funny!  Some of those fine folks don't even know the AIM exists as far as I can tell.  It appears that they do something, then flip their wig when somebody calls them on it.  Also, 'pears to me that some of 'em got a burr under the saddle blanket, too! 

    John Hart
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  2. akflyer added a post in a topic RC Fun....? was-Landing gear questions...   

    Steve ytou got talent... how the hell did you get booted again.. I read some of the shit over there but I saw nothing that was boot worthy, especially from you..  They got to get their panties outa their crack and lighten up a tad...


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  3. 84KF added a post in a topic RC Fun....? was-Landing gear questions...   

    Never mind...

    Now that I look close at the ends, mine are square with flats, and gundrilled, they are Grove.
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  4. 84KF added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    RC Fun....? was-Landing gear questions...
    Anyone,
    First post of 2008.... I'm honored. ( Ya, right)

    How do you tell the difference between Grove gear and Hammerhead gear.

    What is the difference between the two?

    When were they first available to home builders?

    I see Hamerhead has a website, but not much info. on the gear specs. (at least that I saw)

    To be honest I just recently heard about Hammerhead although they seem to have been around for a while.

    I would put the question up on the List too, but.... hey... I'm banned there and can't start a new thread, only reply to existing ones received via e-mail notification.
    Plus...Mikey G is all pissed off again. Check it out over there. Kinda funny to see him rant and rave.

    In case anyone cares, I starting to wonder what I actually have on 84KF
    I'm attaching some pics of the installed gear and if any can tell anything by them I'd appreciate it.

    Oh well.

    Steve


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  5. kl7jw added a post in a topic LF/MF trailing Antenna (Old Maritime Antenna used in AK in the 50' &60's)   

    Might be some suds in it for you, IF you succeed in getting it unbolted!

    Merry Christmas!

    John Hart
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  6. akflyer added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Merry Christmas everyone
    A big Merry Christmas and a hellova happy New Year guys.  My newyears resolution is to getoff my fat ass and get my plane in the air... funny how I kiscked ass on it for the first few months then when it is down to a few days left to get it in the air, I have fallen on my face.  At any rate, dont walk away from a good christmas party hungry or sober, it allways feels better to get stuffed and stupid on your buddies dime


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  7. akflyer added a post in a topic LF/MF trailing Antenna (Old Maritime Antenna used in AK in the 50' &60's)   

    dont know of one off hand, but I bet I can get tossed out of the museum while trying to unbolt one off an old plane though.


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  8. kl7jw added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    LF/MF trailing Antenna (Old Maritime Antenna used in AK in the 50' &60's)
    I'm looking for one of the old Maritime antennas that we used in AK in floatplanes during the 50's and 60's.  I'd like to get a complete one to install in my Kitfox for use on the Amateur bands.  They were usually made of Bakelite, black in color, had a plate that mounted to the airframe and a reel on the plate with a friction knob about 6" in diameter isolated from the airframe, a ceramic tube to feed the trailing wire out of the cockpit thru the skin.  There was also a ceramic insulator (tubular) that mounted to the top of the vertical stabilizer to keep the wire clear of the fuselage while in flight.  The wire that was used is not a requirement because I can get that locally.  If any of you AK guys know of one, let me know about it. 

    Thanks,
    John Hart
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  9. akflyer added a post in a topic Prop   

    love it when a plan comes together!


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  10. akflyer added a post in a topic Leni's Christmas Cheer...   

    LMAO... good one... let the games begin !!!!


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  11. 84KF added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Leni's Christmas Cheer...
    http://www.elfyourself.com/?id=1440508842
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  12. kl7jw added a post in a topic Prop   

    By the way, waiting until this morning to deal with reassembling the prop was a darn good idea!  The darn thing went together in less than 3 minutes on the first try. :beerchug: 

    John Hart
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  13. kl7jw added a post in a topic Prop   

    I sure did call them, thanks to you for the info.  They had no paperwork other than what I have already, but the guy there used to work for NSI, I think, said he could walk me thru it on the phone, so I did it.  Turns its a pretty simple thing to do, just unsure of whats in there unil I get it open.

    John Hart
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  14. eskflyer added a post in a topic Prop   

    HEY THERE
    Did you ever get ahold of Maxwell Propulsion to get any paperwork ?.

    John
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  15. kl7jw added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Prop
    Tore down the prop on my Kitfox to check out the grease seeping out around the parting surfaces of the the hub, cleaned, inspected, and lubed it and almost got the @#$%&*(*) thing back together.  The back half of the hub don't want to go on the way the book says, so I just quit for today.  Maybe better luck with it after a good night's sleep.

    John Hart :'(
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  16. akflyer added a post in a topic 1 more T-6 video   

    I have wood.....

    I would kill for a good ride in a warbird.  Feel the rumble of the radial... damn, my tatto is growing.... 
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  17. 84KF added a topic in Avid fox flyers pics and vids   

    1 more T-6 video
    This one from different plane.
    T-6 vid2.wmv
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  18. akflyer added a post in a topic 3 plane T-6 formation practice   

    I can hook you up with pinnacle Studio if you want it.  I think I have versions 8-11.  Pretty damn easy software that will do some really cool effects if you take the time to learn it.
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  19. 84KF added a post in a topic 3 plane T-6 formation practice   

    Leni,

    Learn to land??  That's why I like the back seat in the T-6. Back there.., well..."it's not my department".

    I have a lot of good home video stuff on DVD's The problem is finding a good FREE converter program so I can use the Windows Movie Maker program.  What I've used so far will only work for the first 10 minutes of whatever DVD I want to take the video from.

    Next I want to show some shots taken while sitting facing aft, with the canapy open. But they are to far into the DVD for the converter I'm using so far.
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  20. akflyer added a post in a topic 3 plane T-6 formation practice   

    damnit man... nice way to spend the day!... now go learn how to land your kitfox

    Nice vids Steve keep em coming!  I should have a bit of KF vids edited and ready next week.  Right now my airplane progress has been hampered due to getting the snowmachines out and ready to ride for the year.. should start on the plane again tomorrow.
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  21. 84KF added a topic in Avid fox flyers pics and vids   

    3 plane T-6 formation practice
    1 minute, 30 sec.
    T6 3.wmv
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  22. eskflyer added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Avid Kitfox 8" Wheels
    The original wheels are made by Douglas and the part #is 001-01 . these are 8x6 3b-3n 3/100 , you have to drill then other 3 holes .
    Also you have to weld on the lugs for the brake rotors.

    For a heavier wheel use part # 001-02
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  23. akflyer added a post in a topic How to arrive at the airshow   

    nice!.. Is that one of the birds you do maintenance on?
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  24. 84KF added a topic in Avid fox flyers pics and vids   

    How to arrive at the airshow
    This is an initial test of some home-made video. stand by.....
    Movie2.wmv
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  25. akflyer added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    What to do if your member account was deleted
    All,
    I have been getting alot of registrations in the last week that look like bots signing up.  I just deleted several accounts after emails were not returned etc.  If I deleted your account, please shoot me an email and I can re-instate it.  I dont want to have to review each new member who wants to sign up, as it will slow down the regisration process, however, I may have to bump up the registration requirements (security) if they keep hitting me hard.

    Thanks

    Leni
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