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About Buckchop

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  • Birthday 11/13/1970

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Ester Alaska
  • Interests Restoring old cars, building streetrods, Gold Mining, Learning to Build and Fly airplanes

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  1. Buckchop added a post in a topic HOw to bend the gear   

    Well just wondering. Seams that would help, cause as one bends and not the other bends the distance becomes more from front to rear leg, not saying its the cure just may help give strengh, i c even stock gear with a brace sometimes, so if she bottomed out and bent gear does it look like the left gear bent, pulled the center thro the spring mayb pulled right longeron towards the left and bent the support tube also that goes from left to right? The one right under the fuseloge? Or is that tube made that way? 
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  2. Buckchop added a post in a topic Want to buy arrow set amphibious floats for Avid Mark 4   

    Hey little ways away but these came up on craigslist fairbanks. 

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  3. Buckchop added a post in a topic HOw to bend the gear   

    Mayb a support welded between front and rear leg help put some strengh in it? And a step to boot if u dont cover them. Seams like long run for the legs without something.  And is the tube running from left to right on front of gear right under fuse little bent also? 
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  4. Buckchop added a post in a topic Oratex 6000 on a PA12   

    Well got to work on the 12 again between customers comin in and out yesturday. I repainted the belly pans and the trim around doors and windows, hope to start installin the new lexan, she is starting to cometogether now and just in time dad will b home this friday, b good to c mom&dad agian its been all winter. 

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  5. Buckchop added a post in a topic Compression numbers ?   

    When i work for a snowmachine repair shop when younger i was shown to pull the rope 3times like ur starting it on each cyl to get ur compression reading.  Id say 4 would b ok also long as u check both the same way and dont over do the pulling.  Hope thats right its always worked for me. 
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  6. Buckchop added a post in a topic Just picked up this Model 1 kitfox   

    Just read what u said about the center in the spar and glad to hear that, my Blackfox has those in it.  Will have to check other two planes out to c what they have. Thanks Jim
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  7. Buckchop added a post in a topic Rotax 912 ULS Tuned Intake   

    Damm joey thats what they told me about the Moon Eyes sticker to but for some reason i couldnt get it to help,  But thats hotrod lingo. 

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  8. Buckchop added a post in a topic Propellers   

    Jared i pm u about prop. 
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  9. Buckchop added a post in a topic removal of adhesive from fabric   

    Not sure how it will work for u but sure did a great job for me on the pa12 airframe removing the green stewards glue b4 installed the Oratex

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  10. Buckchop added a post in a topic Cut down an ivo prop   

    Well we know what ivo will say.  Rest of prop is ok,it just been tagged on the tip, Just wanted to start it up, and cant afford to buy a prop now, not interested in takin prop off other kitfox either.  And im guess u shouldnt start up the 582/c box without a prop? Or is that ok? 
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  11. Buckchop added a post in a topic Cut down an ivo prop   

    Yes the blades where to long and short pedistals on the skis, just wanted to start motor up for first time run and i thought u suppose to have a prop on when startin motor.  Probably wont run for more than 15min at close to idel to check leaks, exh temps, carb settins, the plane is just in "mockup" once all is good im going to totaly disassemblie and recover ect. If they all same lenght and weight same i cant c how out of balance could happen. 
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  12. Buckchop added a topic in Technical tasks   

    Cut down an ivo prop
    hey im not sure if this has been discussed but i have a 3 blade ivo prop that has some damage on all three tips about 3/4" and wanted to cut the damaged ends off, the blades r 34 1/2" long from center of mounting bolt holes, not planning on flyin this prop as its my old 25-30 yr old discontinued GA, just want to use to mount for first startup, warmup and low rpm (under 3000rpm) of my 582 in the BlueFox.  I have looked at a few sites with good info, but would like the forms opinion on cuttin it correctly, u know me always learnin from those that already been there.  Thanks everyone for all ur help, Bucky 

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  13. Buckchop added a post in a topic Why is this here??   

    The large rear leg bone is from a mammoth, from the hip to the knee, the skulls with horns r from steep bison, i belive the died about 10,000 years ago if i remember right.  We find all kinds of bones and tusks quite often here on our patented mining ground.
    far as the gold the first two pic r whats called chrystaline gold it weighs 2.3 OZ pretty rare form to find ive heard 
    the quarts rock with the gold in it weighs 7oz and the UAF says they belive the center is solid gold inside the rock.  There has been lots of mining in this valley we own since 1903 both placer and hardrock. When we startdiggin a hole it always ends up ruffly 80ft deep and when we get there we find old mineshafts 80' or more down and tunnels and rooms, them guys where damm tough or mayb little crazy to. 
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  14. Buckchop added a post in a topic Oratex 6000 on a PA12   

    With some heat from the heatgun and holdin fabric away from airframe the Oratex almost becomes rubbery and strechs so it easy to get the wrinkle pulled out and shrunk some as u attach it to the airframe to anchor it down.  But yes u can really shrink the stuff in some places when needed, Awesome stuff i tell u. 
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  15. Buckchop added a post in a topic Why is this here??   

    Well since its that time of year here for me to get started fixing equipment, sellin gravel and gold mining here for summer, i thought id share a few pic of some of our most prized pieces we have found in the almost 35 years on the same ground, and it also rubs the gold bug into Leni somemore for this summer of fun.  Hahhaaaaa 

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