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 L.G. bungee blues   

    Turbo,
    this is one of the areas where I admit poor design of the Avid Flyer... 
    The good solution is to install the kind of gear Trent Palmer has but as any ideal solution it is expensive...
    My recommendation is to  REMOVE the merciless safety cable to avoid having it cut the seat struss in 2 and replace it by a tight bungee between right and left leg. I know, incomprehensible as explanation so here is a picture. You can use any heavy duty bungee cord, the stiffer the better actually. In the beginning of the deflection (ie normal landing) there  will be little tention on the horisontal bungee. Only at bad landings, great deflection, will the bungee enter in action (and save both prop and seat struss). 
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  2. FredStork added a post in a topic 1st flt Avid - impressions   

    So how do they say this... If it ain't broke, don't fix it...?
    Not all planes are alike. The Avid Flyer takes a lot of footwork and some getting used to but it has a very sane behaviour. While no one will say it is the easiest plane to fly with clean turns there are no real traps to fall into. 
    But it takes a little time to fully appreciate (well, that was actually very fast) and master (takes a little longer).
    Get some airtime before deciding what to change, if not you might not improve your plane but degrade it. By degrading I could mean just that (depending of what you used to fly before...) or change characteristics of the plane that you with more experience would have appreciated (or no longer noticed).
    I changed to the the F7A bell cranks, they have a positive impact but do not transform the plane (it still need an active pilot - luckily as that is one thing I like about it...). With just the F7A mod you do not have to disconnect anything when folding the wings.
    Regards
    Fred  
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  3. FredStork added a post in a topic Control Column Chaos   

    Hi Randy! 
    I don't say this is the problem but I noticed a difference between your and my setup. Compare your second last photo with this one:
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  4. FredStork added a post in a topic kitfox bungee close to failure at factory crimp   

    Try this post...
    http://www.avidfoxflyers.com/index.php?/topic/3792-landing-gear-bungee-replacement/&do=findComment&comment=35787
    The result look like on the photo - very easy to both make and install...
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  5. FredStork added a post in a topic An Electronics "Must-Have"   

    So true... talking from first hand experience - I had an MGB with a Lucas ignition system a very long time ago...
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  6. FredStork added a post in a topic Luga Propellers   

    that was my thought - if my wife ever find out what it cost... 
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  7. FredStork added a post in a topic Luga Propellers   

    Order placed for a Scimitar SL107 3 blade...
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  8. FredStork added a post in a topic 26” bushwheel ?   

    correct, but I'm pretty sure there is more than one knowing Trent on this list that can get the info if needed... 
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  9. FredStork added a post in a topic 26” bushwheel ?   

    Trent Palmer mention someone who can mend used bushwheels in this video https://youtu.be/C5gFvqi6bBs
    Fred
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  10. FredStork added a post in a topic Luga Propellers   

    Any updates or second thoughts on the Luga/Kool- or-whatever-they-are-called-today props before I place my order?
    It looks like I will be going for a Scimitar SL107-1820 3 blade (with the actual diameter of 1840...).
    620 euro including shipping and hub... I think I will be able to reuse my current spinner that I have for my Warp Drive...
    Go, no-go?
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  11. FredStork added a post in a topic Kitfox SS tailwheel selection   

    I changed from the stone hard Maule tailwheel to a Matco 6" pneumatic tailwheel. I was limited to 6" as I reused the Maule fork (I appear to be one of the few actually liking the Maule mechanism - maybe I'm just lucky...). If I had to change today I think I would go with the wide 8" kit http://www.matcomfg.com/TAILWHEEL8PNEUWIDE-idv-3690-13.html 
    But whatever you do, go for pneumatic !
    Regards
    Fred
     
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  12. FredStork added a post in a topic Steven Freyone   

    I will be in Sevilla May 1st-15th but unfortunately I'll not have a car, otherwise it would have been nice to come and see your plane. You have it in a very beautiful area. Maybe next time I come to Sevilla...
    Fred
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  13. FredStork added a post in a topic Steven Freyone   

    Hi Steven, welcome to the group!
    Interesting, I have never heard about Flymaster TSA 10 before. Do you have more information? When was it built, do Flymaster still exist... Find photos but nothing else on ghe web. 
    Wher are you based?
    regards
    Fred
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  14. FredStork added a post in a topic Triangle Side Windows   

    This is what I found in my rebuild photo folder... there is nothing really complicated with the triangle window. In mine it was a fiber glass frame that you cover and fold the tissue/oratex around... On the right sided window, upper left corner (ok, triangle, upper corner...) you see the the corner of the uncovered fiber glass frame. You can make the frame in any thin material that is easy to cover.
    Hope it helps...
    Fred

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  15. FredStork added a post in a topic Skis installed   

    Thanks... I did share it here in the forum first - as always, you are my prime audience! 
    http://www.avidfoxflyers.com/index.php?/topic/3880-freds-films/&page=2#comment-52475 
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