Buckchop

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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 Bringing a Kitfox 1 back to life   

    Checkout how i fixed my yellowed, faded, cracked stock Qtr windows, did it cheap quick and easy, and now easy replaceable down the road.
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  2. Buckchop added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 questions   

    Got a few more things done to the bluefox. 


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  3. Buckchop added a post in a topic Oratex 6000 on a PA12   

    He loved it, works great to pull plane backwards and can use it to push the plane also but u really have to think ahead. Hahahaaaa got all the cables rigged and set yesturday, not far from a flight test.  Im guessing sometime this coming week
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  4. Buckchop added a post in a topic Questions 580?? 582?? 583??   

    Im not sure was on Craigslist Fairbanks Ak in the atv,snowmachine,utv section 
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  5. Buckchop added a post in a topic Stock landing gear   

    Still have these if anyone lookin
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  6. Buckchop added a post in a topic Oratex 6000 on a PA12   

    Well wouldnt let me write anything, had to log out and back in, and start a new reply.
    Anyways, Dad, Brother, Son and I installed the wings backon yesturday, and got about have the stuff hooked backup, we just about ready to final adjust the cables/rigging. 
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  7. Buckchop added a post in a topic Oratex 6000 on a PA12   

  8. Buckchop added a post in a topic Rotax 670   

    Im not 100% sure but i belive its a 94-96 block, has to b the block with a small hole ( think the timing hole) in the upper half of the mag end of case, same hole as on a 582 that usually has a yellowish color rubber plug in it. 
    I belive that what Rick had told me, ive chatted with him about the 670 some as id like to have one in my next model 1 build #0048 if i dont decide on a yammy motor
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  9. Buckchop added a post in a topic If you were to buy a new plane, what would it be?   

    Stol King, mayb a Highlander, or just stick with multiple earlie model Kitfox's. Hahaaaa the fold up wing is damm hard to beat, 
    the Carbon cubs r super nice but to spendy, there is one for sale in Anchorage for $244,000 its a 2013 model SS
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  10. Buckchop added a post in a topic Carbon fiber spars   

    Well my tip plates r 2" larger all the way around than the tiprib, plus an extra 1" on back half of top and bottom, i do not like how the wing moves on my blackfox with the drooptip in bad weather or little to hard of a landing, i belive cause of the weight of it out there.  And r u sayin that going from 7.6 to 8 lbs per sq ft of wing is bad? Seems that more wing presser is better, and i dont think ud knotice any difference of lift? Course im nowhere near a plane expert. Ive just never liked drooptips. 
    Guess y its experimental, hahahahaaaa
    Jim id have to read it again, but mayb that was thier covering and the piper factory wing framework??
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  11. Buckchop added a post in a topic Carbon fiber spars   

    Kitfox model 1 fiberglass drooptips weigh 3.5lbs each.  I peeled mine off and hung them on the wall. My aluminum plates i made to replace the drooptips weigh 1.5lbs each. Hahahaaaa 
    I have some kitfox model 1 wood ribs on shelf i could weigh, and one set of bare wing spars i could weigh also if was of interest. 
    Polyfiber says thier covering per wing on a J3 with paint done to thier spec is 21.5lbs 
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  12. Buckchop added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 questions   

    Thanks Jim,TJay, Yea it sure turned out clean and shinny, cant wait to get it muddy and get some willow streaks on the bottom of  them white wings!!! Hahahaaa  
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  13. Buckchop added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 questions   

    Installed the wings today all looking good so far,  have end plates and flaperons to paint and install then some adjustments. Sure Nice to C the wings painted and installed.  
     


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  14. Buckchop added a post in a topic Fiberglass and epoxy to reinforce flaperon hangers?   

    Light scuffing of the polytone paint, not thro to any silver but if u do still no big deal, sand enough to get a bite into original surface, and goto it.  Oratex would also work good for emergency fabric repair kit to carry in ur plane, u could stick it down with a hot rock out of a campfire, i think.  But u cant let the glue freeze in winter if u forget to remove it from ur survival pack in the plane, or 100 mile an hr tape works to. Hahahahahaaaa
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  15. Buckchop added a post in a topic What kind of aluminum are the control sticks?   

    Willja67, keep me posted if u would on ur project, i also am seriously thinking of doing the single seat super light kitfox model 1, ser#0048, mayb a yamaha or artic cat motor, newer model wings i have, and building my own modified extended supercub gear with the shocks simular to a superstol. Just for my little toy. Hahahahaaaa 
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