Well minning season is pretty well over here for the yr. down to pay after diggin the 70ft deep hole, but by time i run it this yr it probably end up freezin into the slucie box for winter. So back to work on the Bluefox for a bit, Started recovering the tail peices and one half done in left over Oratex 6000 scrapes from recoverin dads PA12. Hahahhaaaa
Seems good tail wheel instructors are scarce anymore. I got mine 30+ years ago from an old amish guy who rebuilt J-3's. And yes, he wore his hat in the cub. It was a sight to watch those amish women in their bonnets rib lacing a cub wing and they could do one in less than an hour. Takes me an hour to do one rib but that includes coffee time.
Allen - Thanks for the quick response and really good suggestion. I should have mentioned that I did contact Paul Leaderbrand earlier this week, and he is booked out until at least after Thanksgiving. Further mentioned that things become weather dependent that late in the year and we will have to see what the weather brings.
Thanks! Those are great pictures of your door brackets and gives me a new idea to try for mine. I believe the gas struts I have are a little shorter but I think they should still work as long as I get the brackets positioned correctly.
Why not go to paul, who does the Kitfox training in Idaho. He gives transition training in a LSA Kitfox. He also offers a mountain flying course. Pretty sure the insurance co. would approve him. I think his name is Paul Leaderbrand. You can get his number thru Kitfox factory.
I'm new to this site, and this is my first post, but I'm quite pleased to report that I'm in the process of buying a Magnum. I have come to agreement on price with the owner and am getting the pre-purchase inspection scheduled. I have been shopping around for insurance and have what I feel is a good quote given the fact that I need to get my tailwheel endorsement and I have no time in type. The challenge is that I need to find an instructor to do the transition training who has time in make and model in order to be approved by the insurance carrier. Does anyone know of an instructor (in Oregon ideally, but really anywhere in the west could be okay) who has Magnum time? The insurance broker said that the time in make and model for the CFI can be negotiated, so while time in a Magnum would be best it sounds like time in other Avid or Kitfox models might suffice. Thanks, Jamie
C5 engineer: The cigarette lighter can be noisy itself. I use a panel mount ICOM 210, but when I flew my Model B I used only the hand held hooked up to an outside antenna. If you have a clean signal on batteries only and noise with the adapter it's most likely the lighter adapter. Is it an ICOM adapter? They are usually pretty good noise wise. John M
I am not throwing the old wings away, I am trying to restore/replace with a wing with newer material in it. The wings I have are not very well assembled. They look like crap and could use a complete overhaul or replacement. Maybe just a good cleaning will suffice. Whoever built the wings got carried away with the spray foam. I was just thinking as I was trying to clean them up that it would be easier to just replace them with a newer set. What are the advantages of the speed wing vs the stol,if any? Jim
I understand the reason is due to the rake(?) angle. More material and more complicated bending necessary to make it. Looking at it closely, as in thinking how one would go about fabricating it, I can see that.
I'm about 4 months late, but congrats on the purchase! Your post caught my eye with the S. Oregon in the title. I was born in Medford and lived in Klamath until 2012 (I'm in Salt Lake now). Klamath is a great base from which to fly. I want to be in your shoes, and am actively looking at an Avid Magnum that's for sale in the northern part of Oregon. Cheers, Jamie
japowell, My Avid is located at KHOC, Hillsboro Ohio. I am frequently flying at Clinton County (I66) not far from Waynesville at the moment taking lessons for instrument rating. I'd be happy to show you my plane sometime if you are in the area. Seth
A couple posts back I wondered "What is the coherent ideology of the democrat party?". I did not know exactly and I'm convinced a majority of democrats don't either. So I went directly to their website. HERE is the official Democratic Platform. Honestly, I gave it a fair shot but never even made it past the Preamble after reading statements like this: -"Democrats believe the cooperation is better than conflict, unity is better than division, empowerment is better than resentment, and bridges are better than walls." -"As Democrats, we respect differences of the perspective and belief, and pledge to work together to move this country forward, even when we disagree." -"Above all, Democrats are the party of inclusion." -"With this platform we do not merely see common ground, we strive to reach higher ground." Wtf! Plenty more but you probably get the point. Excuse me if I find those words to be total hollow hogwash when uttered in the context of todays democrat party. Those words are 180* from the party actions we are seeing today! If I can't even take your stated values at face value, seriously, how do you expect me to believe your party plan for the country is even sincere let alone a better path forward? Don't really care which political affiliation you may be or support... Actions speak louder than words, Morals matter. Results matter, i.e. promises made, promises kept. Disinformation isn't limited to dem, GOP pundits or mainstream media. Think independently and listen to your own gut feelings. VOTE !! Great common ground in these comments: "This election is more about Democrats and Republicans. It is about who we are as a nation and who we will be in the future. Despite what some say, America is and has always been great - but not because it has been perfect. What makes America great is our unerring belief that we can make it better. We can and we will build a more just economy, a more equal society, and a more perfect union - because we are stronger together." You may have a different take and are certainly welcome to express it!
The Raven, an Avid/Kitfox clone, plans are available online and have drawings of all of the parts necessary to build flaperons. I bought them and found them (the plans) very handy. https://plansforu.com/plans/raven-kitfox-replica-plans/