gregpro50

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  1. gregpro50 added a post in a topic My latest excuse for not having time to work on the plane.   

    I bought that forklift about 10 years ago.  It's a Skytrak 4270H that was an ex-rental unit from Admar.  It comes in real handy for jobs like this where you might lift something once a day or so but not use it enough to justify renting one.  I think I paid about $20k for it back then but it's paid for itself a couple times since I bought it.  Other than some minor issues and maintenance it's been a great machine for me.  The enclosed heated cab is sure nice in the winter too.

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  2. gregpro50 added a post in a topic My latest excuse for not having time to work on the plane.   

    Actually I'm adding on to both sides.  the right side is a master bedroom and bath and the left side is a living room.  There will be a two car garage under both sides but the right side will have the existing garage with it too.  The wife gets the left side garage and I get the right.
    I'm starting the work when the weather gets bad because that's when my guys and equipment become available because our other work slows down.  I own a home improvement company so we're building it ourselves . 
    I've been in the house 15 years and we originally bought it as a starter home.  3 kids later and now the house is too small.  We don't want to change school districts and nothing else ever comes up for sale out here so I had to bite the bullet.

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  3. gregpro50 added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    My latest excuse for not having time to work on the plane.
    I'm adding an addition to both sides of the house.  You can see the plane peeking out of the one car garage I was working out of.  It sure will be nice to have some extra space to work with.  


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  4. gregpro50 added a post in a topic Brought new plane home, find out engine is hatched...   

    It can drop a half of a keeper and still run.  The other half can still hold the valve.  It really looks like a keeper to me.
     

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  5. gregpro50 added a post in a topic Brought new plane home, find out engine is hatched...   

    Looks like a valve keeper to me.
    Check to see which valve is missing one.
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  6. gregpro50 added a post in a topic Got to love our Avids !   

    I rode in a KF IV with a 503 and had the same experience.  I think we were only getting about 250fpm climb.  I'm a bigger guy at 6' 225 lbs and yes the cockpit is cozy with anyone else close to average size.  I'm doing the wide body mod on mine now and I'm hoping the extra shoulder room will make it a little more comfortable.
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  7. gregpro50 added a post in a topic Measurement needed KF IV 1200   

    I verified it with someone that had a model IV and it is the exact same measurement that you gave.  That is good to know.
    I've got one side all done and fitted and now I'm going to copy everything over and get the other side done.  Then I'll make sure everything is square and finish weld it.
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  8. gregpro50 added a post in a topic Measurement needed KF IV 1200   

    Thanks for your help.  I'll take a look and see if that makes sense.  That is the only tube where I got a good kink in both sides where I can't get an accurate measurement by myself to replace them.
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  9. gregpro50 added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Measurement needed KF IV 1200
    I need a measurement between the second and third gear mount as shown.  Can anyone help?

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  10. gregpro50 added a post in a topic New plane to fly while I finish mine.   

    Flight school $115 hr wet.  For comparison the 172s there are $120.  I think the purchase price is up around there somewhere.  It has the full Dynon Skyview glass panel setup.  I just flew it a couple hours this morning and I'm impressed with it.  It is a very easy plane to fly and land.  It touches down like a butterfly with sore feet.  Lots of room and very comfortable.  I'm going to finish up my sport training on it while I finish rebuilding my kitfox.
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  11. gregpro50 added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    New plane to fly while I finish mine.
    My friend and local flight instructor got a new plane that I can fly while I finish mine.  A brand new Evektor Sport Star.  It's a very impressive plane but out of my budget to buy.
     
     

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  12. gregpro50 added a post in a topic 4130 Tubing Tool   

    +1 on the bench grinder.  I tried a tubing notcher but found the bench grinder to be so much easier.
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  13. gregpro50 added a post in a topic 2016 Seaplane Homecoming. Hammondsport, NY   

    Good time !


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  14. gregpro50 added a post in a topic 2016 Seaplane Homecoming. Hammondsport, NY   

    I'm going.
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  15. gregpro50 added a post in a topic Oshkosh 2016   

    I'm going.  I'll be dragging my camper.  This will be my first time.  I need to get a bunch of parts to put mine back together.  I plan on spending money like a drunken sailor.
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