azsportpilot

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  • Location Fargo ND
  • Interests ummm..... Flying

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  1. azsportpilot added a post in a topic Introduction... Hello from Fargo   

    Is this what they refer to as "Grove Gear" Conversion?
    or would it still be damped by use of bungees?
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  2. azsportpilot added a post in a topic No N numbers...No problem just don't fly from airports   

    great points, I can't tell you how many times I have seen a great deal on barnstormers, looked at the pics to see the N-number, type it into the FAA registry search.... only to find out its illegal, but in annual..... even the A&P's are not always catching this
    at lease those can be renewed... usually
    but no N-number?..... many of those sellers are not aware they are selling a "Paperweight" or "Lawn Decoration" as they are sometimes called... there are hundreds if not thousands of "Fat-UL's" out there that will never fly legally..... but hey, they were never legal to begin with, I guess it's OK if you are in a very rural area
    I look at this the same way as no title on a car, could be a beautiful car but if you cant get a license plate what good is it, perhaps for parts?
    so, if you have 2 identical Avid MK4 aircraft, same great panel, same location:
    plane A was converted to E-LSA by the 08 deadline
    plane B was not and is unregisterable
    whats the price variance? 20%, 30%....50%?...... someone asked me that once, I told them my GUESS is whatever the parts are worth
     
     
     
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  3. azsportpilot added a post in a topic No N numbers...No problem just don't fly from airports   

    "no N #'s with this aircraft. but If you plan to fly out of airports you can easily get them"
     
    lol, easily? I doubt that
     
    I was looking at a "Fat-UL" that did not make the deadline (Jan 2008) and after weeks of the seller insisting it could be registered, Tim Bogenhagen over at EAA got back to me with the procedures to attempt to do this (required all build logs & signatures from builder) it turned into a dead end
    I'm not aware of anyone successfully registering and obtaining an airworthiness certificate for a "logless" Fat-UL after the grace period and deadline in Jan 08... possibly in the Exhibition category but E/AB seems doubtful & E-LSA is legally impossible is what I was told
    (totally different story if it was ever registered in the past, still a hassle but possible)
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  4. azsportpilot added a post in a topic Avid Champion   

    Jim Bethea of UltraFlight magazine said: "The Champion is arguably the best fixed-wing ultralight available and perhaps the most overlooked."
     
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  5. azsportpilot added a post in a topic Introduction... Hello from Fargo   

    thanks for the welcome, Rotax iRMT's are extremely rare up here in the Dakotas also, as are LSRM's..... I am contemplating a trip to California to obtain both
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  6. azsportpilot added a post in a topic Introduction... Hello from Fargo   

    yes, the main gear is damped with bungee cords, seems to work ok if you set it down gently, but when that tail comes down it swerves requiring a lot of rudder pedal dancing 
    not sure if the TW is Maule... solid non-inflatable and small.... not sure how to remove the "Cam" nor do i know if this has already been done
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  7. azsportpilot added a post in a topic Introduction... Hello from Fargo   

    is this the one you are referring to?
    http://www.matcomfg.com/TAILWHEEL6PNEUMATIC-idv-3373-13.html
    its a 6 inch, a bit bigger than the current small solid rubber TW
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  8. azsportpilot added a post in a topic Introduction... Hello from Fargo   

    not sure of the gear set-up
    the mains track well and provide adequate damping, once the tail comes down it gets exciting on pavement 
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  9. azsportpilot added a post in a topic Introduction... Hello from Fargo   

    thanks, so far i have noticed the plane seems more at home on grass, a little twitchy on paved runways
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  10. azsportpilot added a topic in Introduce yourself   

    Introduction... Hello from Fargo
    Hello all, New member here... SP CFI in Fargo ND
    Though I do not own a Kitfox/Avid... I am a fan
    I recently picked up a student with a KF model 3 and am here to learn as much as I can about them, we have logged about 3 hours of Dual so far and this plane is really growing on me
    Looking forward to sponging as much knowledge off you guys as I can
    Thanks
    John
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