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 Fly

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  1. Buckchop added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 questions   

    I like the idea, makes sence, ill turn mine around, thanks. 
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  2. Buckchop added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 questions   

    Well after more thought on those tires on my plane..... Not going to do it, think ill just take the good advice of a friend and buy the Dresser tundra tires i c some of u have.   Guess the good deal isnt always a good deal. Hahahaaa
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  3. Buckchop added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 questions   

    Well as of yesturday i droped my 532 motor off at Darby' Performance and Machine, just to have it regasketed and internals checkout, figured the thing to do since i started having an antifreeze leak out the weep hole. Only 141hrs TT but she been sittin (course Leni had to kick me and remind me not to b stupid, Thanks Leni).   as much as i want to fly her its best to b safe than sorry.  Should have it back next week, so now doing other things to it. Just finished gas struts on my doors last night.  And oh ill tell u thats the best cheap upgrade so far. Thanks everyone for the info,pic's, and part#s on the gas struts! Here a few pic 
    oh here a pic of one of the tundra tires i picked up for way to cheap. Thinkin about tryin to fit them on mine.  They r 25x11x4.  Have a few things to do to get them on and c if even worth the effort for these. Dics brake conv, and turn down a set of solid cessna axels from 1.50 to 1.25 on the lath. 




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  4. Buckchop added a post in a topic Weekend Mods   

    Was wondering where u found the sweet little heater in ur plane at? Been a chilly winter here and thats an upgrade i need so can enjoy mine more next winter. Does it have a blower fan? 
     
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  5. Buckchop added a post in a topic Kitfox 3 Bushplane Project.   

    I really like the green and black!!!! Mine being black it really loves the sun in winter, thaws out quick!!!!
    KF1 #0021
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  6. Buckchop added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 questions   

    Well not part of that Pietenpol Club yet but looking good so far. And wife caught wind of me wantin to buy the planes, and so far im not sleepin in the garage.  Hahahaaaaaa 
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  7. Buckchop added a post in a topic History of the Avid   

    I also say a GREAT read!!!! Good info and history for a new guy like me.  Thanks Bucky
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  8. Buckchop added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 questions   

    Well dont tell the wife, but i may have made a deal on 2 Pietenpol Air Campers.  One is still an unfinished kit that was started with all the wood fuse, wing ribs, and tail work done. And all paperwork/build prints,  Other one was a reg and flyin plane, that had been updated to a continental motor, but has been in storage for close to ten years and still looks pretty good and complete. It was used at one time to haul potatos from Delta Alaska to outlieing villages around there long ago the pass seat is built to haul cargo with a nice snap on cover for cockpit opening.  Hope to look at it again this weekend or middle of this comin week. Ill snap some pic also.  Oh and they belong to same buddy i bought my KF1 from. The complete one was sittin next to my kitfox when i bought it but wasnt for sale then.  Not sure what ill do with them if i end up with them yet.  Hahahahaaaaaa 
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  9. Buckchop added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 questions   

    Cool great info to have Jim, Thanks.  I just havent tried to rev it up more than about 3500 yet since i resync the carbs. Had some cold weather, then snowed like hell for 3-4days got a good 14" in that time, and now its -26 again, airport here says we have had total of 74.8" of snow so far this winter, But anyways,  I will get to that soon i hope with some warmer weather and sunshine. 
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  10. Buckchop added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 questions   

    No i just reved it up to around 3500 with tied to durango just to test it at moment. Ill test it farther without it tied down while i taxi up and down runway. 
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  11. Buckchop added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 questions   

    Well not sure on that havent looked to b honest.  But in callin manufacture they said to try wrapin red wire around plugwire 1 time then wrap redwire around black part of wiring where red wire comes out of 3 times and try.  So far looks to b workin right with just a startup and revs to 3500 with plane tied off to my durango. Hope to try more today after i resync carbs.  Problem i was having was seemed tach was reading WAY higher rpm than engine was running, but only above 3000.  Manufacture tech said to try that and if that not work its mayb because i have a 2B tiny tach and my plane has a 532 with points ign i may need an older model tiny tach.  
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  12. Buckchop added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 questions   

    Well weather has warmed up some here, so got the plane intown playin with it taxin on the new skis ect.  Seams found out why my tiny tach dont seem to read right after chattin with manufacture yesturday. But didnt get to start her up and try so thats my plan today after a few hunny-do's. Hahhaaaaa 


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  13. Buckchop added a post in a topic I have always wondered " what if "   

    Don't know if this will help much. Or if correct. But I was informed not to follow the sec 43 for ski riggin in ruff/wilderness flyin.     I was told once u set all ur riggin to put 60lbs of pull on bungies to keep ski tip up in flight and rear cable tight.   And for my riggin I followed Atle Dodge paperwork.  Does that sound right or wrong? 
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  14. Buckchop added a post in a topic Newbie   

    Well guess I'm a little late on sayin hello, welcome. As u can c I'm pretty new here also, and I've got more help and info from the people here than I've been able to find here in town.   Don't seem to b very may avid/kitfox owners/flyers in Fairbanks that I've meet yet.  Well I'm in Ester which is 6 miles other side of Fbks from u. mayb can BS sometime, I have my Kitfox #0021 parked at Metro Airfeild getting use to taxin and keeping her straight.  Lol  
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  15. Buckchop added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 questions   

    My skis are NOT ATLEE DODGE SKI's. (Only the paperwork for riggin basics that i didnt follow)  They r stock 1980's-90's vintage SkyStar Skis.   And MY install of the ski's was reason ski broke NOT the ski or the ski makers fault.  
    Buckly S. Largent  
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