FredStork

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About FredStork

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  • Birthday 08/04/1962

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  1. FredStork added a post in a topic control linkage friction   

    Hi Paul, you must have got then luxury version... There were no bushings on mine, and no space to put any either. But I had the same thought about dirt so this is what I did (and after a few years it still work well), keeps the grease in and the dirt out:

     
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  2. FredStork added a post in a topic control linkage friction   

    you better use grease than oil so it stays in place...
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  3. FredStork added a post in a topic control linkage friction   

    Is it a friction in the links or do you think it is the push-pull rod that creat the friction, maybe it is bent?
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  4. FredStork added a post in a topic Hunting with your Avid, August 2018   

    Great photos Randy, it looks fantastic. But you be safe out there... I've just seen some really scary photos of a bushpilot who got surprised by a bear and got badly beaten up before his friend could save him! 
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  5. FredStork added a topic in Avid fox flyers pics and vids   

    Autumn light over the mountains
    While I have always never liked winter (that's why I moved from Sweden to France... I was an early climate refugee...) I must admit the often very mild autumn we get here in France can be very nice. It is the perfect time to fly in the mountains, the air is calm and the glowing light shows you the best side of the mountains. I went for a 2 hour flight this Saturday and as I wanted to focus on the flying I left my cameras at home... But it was just to beautiful to keep to my self so I took some pictures with my phone... The flight was around and north of Grenoble. 





     
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  6. FredStork added a post in a topic F7 part for differential ailerons on Avids   

    Yes. The difference is noticeable while not dramatic. You will still need footwork to fly clean... I found the worth upgrading to.
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  7. FredStork added a post in a topic Mountain Avid finally Flys   

    It is a good idea to secure the caps like you have done.  Here is a way to do it that makes it very easy to take them on and off when so needed (like I had to do before each flight until I found the "P" plugs...)


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  8. FredStork added a post in a topic Best prop for STOL, Jabiru 2200   

    Hi Sam! If you are stuck at 700 ft it sounds like you have a fixed pitch prop.. Not even my tired 532 needed 700 ft.. I guess you would be able to swing a decent size 2 blade ground adjustable. No experience with Jab so I don't know if NR-Prop would be an alternative. Very popular with our US and Canada bases back country pilots (called "Kool prop" over there).  And I'm very happy with mine - but I have a very different engine
     
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  9. FredStork added a post in a topic OT: Garbage Pail Politics   

    ...and if any of this really matters... Donald Trumps grandfather, Friedrich Trump, emigrated to the US to avoid fulfilling his military service in Germany. He run brothels during the gold-rush and later moved back to Gemany - but the authorities found out about his escape from military service and he had to return to the US...
    But I don't think it really matters...  
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  10. FredStork added a post in a topic OT: Garbage Pail Politics   

    Yes, Stanley Armour Dunham, the maternal grandfather of Obama enlisted as a private in the US Army 1942 and went to France and helped the 9th Air Force during D-day. Thank you Stanley! I don't know if that is proud enough for you but for us here in Europe we certainly owe him, and his likes, more than one!
    The opportunities for proud military service is often related to where you are. I'm from Sweden and we havent had a war to brag about for over 600 years... Obamas father was between Kenya and the US during the Mau-Mau uprising. Most fighting was done by the British and it is unknown if Obama Sr. was involved, most likely not. Not sure it would have been a proud military service anyway...
     
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  11. FredStork added a post in a topic Tundra tires tube size   

    Yepp, have been running 800-6 tubes overblown in 850-6 for several years now without any issues - for me...
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  12. FredStork added a post in a topic Bungee questions   

    Hi Dan,
    no I have not as what your question implies is not the way the horisontal bungee is expected to work. The problem with the safety wire is that it comes to a hard stop, and hard stops hurt. The idea with the horisontal bungee is to provide a progressive resistance when the gears travel too far apart. As you point out, there is initially next to no tension on the horisontal bunge, it progressively sets in when the gears travel further apart.
    I have never heard about the main bungees braking (they should be replaced every 5 years) but we know just to well about hard landings maxing out the main bungees and stopping hard on the "safety" wire and breaking the seat struss...
    So no, I don't think the horisontal bungee would hold the plane if one of the main bungees breaks. And yes, if you land hard enough you can still get a prop strike or worse. But my experience is that the horisontal bungee really softens hard landings.
    The downside of bungees is that there is nothing to dampen the recoil...  The harder you land the higher you jump! 
    I'm trying to find a creative way of adding some kind of damper but I'm not there yet.
    Note that breaking the seat struss and potentiall warping the fuselage might be preferable to a prop strike on a direct drive engine...   On a reduced engine with built in rubber damper and a low price, high efficiency prop from Ukraine the Outcome of the risk calculation is different.
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  13. FredStork added a post in a topic significant rpm drop on one Ignition   

    Oh Matt, that gave me a good chuckle !
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  14. FredStork added a post in a topic Soggy Plugs   

    The "R" stands for Resistance, 5k ohm appears to be the standard
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  15. FredStork added a post in a topic significant rpm drop on one Ignition   

    I have a small toolbox in the plane on longer trips with a set of fresh plugs. But here in France it is more important to always have a pair of old and damage plugs in case you want to do a back country landing and get caught... Oh, I had to land, the engine didn't sound right... dang, look at those plugs... 
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