akflyer

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About akflyer

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  • Birthday 08/31/1971

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  • Location Soldotna AK

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  1. akflyer added a post in a topic Short flaperons, to fly or not to fly?   

    They will be OK.  The one I flew had the flaperons moved out on the wing and a tube spliced in at the fuse to lengthen it.  It flew great!
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  2. akflyer added a post in a topic New RH IVO medium IFA   

    What are you wanting for it?
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  3. akflyer added a post in a topic Fiberglass and epoxy to reinforce flaperon hangers?   

    Get rot is basically a real thin epoxy that will soak the wood and encapsulate it.  I have seen way too much rot with wood under fiberglass to be crazy about doing it that way.  Seal it up with a thin epoxy or spar varnish but keep it exposed so you can inspect it would be my thoughts on it.  
    Just my .02 after having repaired many boat decks and stringers that are wood covered in glass.

     
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  4. akflyer added a post in a topic Avid Trailer   

    If the wing lock back braces are properly installed they wont come off.  I always tie the flaperons together as well as a just in case.  I use castle nuts and a safety pin on the wing tie backs.  Easy to put in and don't need tools but its secure.  
    Every time I have seen the wings come unfolded when trailering was operator error by failing to secure them properly.  if not secured properly they are going to do damage no matter which way its towed.

     
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  5. akflyer added a post in a topic New Camit engine for sale   

    Modifying the mount would take a few hours of cutting and welding.  Should not be a show stopper to replace a couple tubes on an engine mount.
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  6. akflyer added a post in a topic Setback   

    Not that big of an issue.  Roll the gear box back and drop the mount down like you originally talked about.  Its only metal and with a little time and thought you can make it do exactly what you want it to mr.

     
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  7. akflyer added a post in a topic Setback   

    I am not sure how big of a hurry your in for the mount plate.  I have the cad files done up for mount plates for the KF and was waiting till the CNC cutter shows up next month to cut them out.  Making the engine mount holes 4" further forward is a snap with the cad..
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  8. akflyer added a post in a topic Avid Catalina for sale on ebay   

    hanging on the walls or ceiling takes up less room that having them folded if your looking at long term storage and maximizing the use of available space.
     

     
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  9. akflyer added a post in a topic Avid Catalina for sale on ebay   

    My Ex wife gave you the go ahead Mr.  Enjoy this fine bird!

     
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  10. akflyer added a post in a topic can someone confirm datum line   

    move your CG back to 16" or 18" and you will be shocked how much better it flys...
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  11. akflyer added a post in a topic Avid Catalina for sale on ebay   

    The airworthiness on mine and the operating limitations have it listed as a motor glider as well.  I am guessing some of the old inspectors had no clue what to call these
     
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  12. akflyer added a post in a topic 26” bushwheel ?   

    The "stock" avid wheels are MATCOs.  I had to put 2 spacers in each one wheel when I put the 30" airstreaks on them.  You should be able to get away with one spacer in each wheel with the 26" tires.  Call Matco, I am CERTAIN they have dealt with this a lot and can tell you exactly what you need to buy.  Remember to get longer bolts to put the wheel halves together and longer axles as well.

     
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  13. akflyer added a post in a topic Setback   

    could you have done that with just a new aluminum plate?
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  14. akflyer added a post in a topic Setback   

    What did you use to jig the mount?  
    I spent a lot of time getting the jigs dialed in just right so the prop hub location didn't change when I built the mounts for the 912s.
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  15. akflyer added a post in a topic Magnum First Flight   

    Congrats!  Its a great thing when first flights end in a smile!

     
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