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 New here   

    I've put the avid wide gear on a kf 1, 3 and 4.  They work you just have to grind about 1/16" off either the front or rear mount lug to fit between the ears.  I also think I had to cut the tab off the end of the gear leg and take about 1/8" off the tube so they didn't hit on the narrower fuses.  you want to do that anyways and slip another tube inside there so they don't crack out at the toe of the weld.  put the tab back on and you can beat that gear up pretty good.

     
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  2. akflyer added a post in a topic CONTRIBUTIONS TO KEEP SITE GOING   

    thank you very much!  welcome aboard mr!  no worries about being dumb we all have that trait at times.  I do more often than not

     
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  3. akflyer added a post in a topic Chocks and Tie Down   

    Every airport I have been to has the tie downs spaced for "real" airplanes, therefore the angle on our tie downs is greater than would be on say a 180 or a 206.  Kind of like playing cards... study long study wrong. 
     

     
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  4. akflyer added a post in a topic Chocks and Tie Down   

    I never use chocks.. just ropes.  I tie the tail down as well so I dont see how its going to go anywhere or why someone would not park next to a plane that has a 3 point tie down.. Chocks dont seem like they would do squat for me but I may be missing something.  I have had the plane tied down with winds 45 gusting 65 and its never moved.

     
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  5. akflyer added a post in a topic CONTRIBUTIONS TO KEEP SITE GOING   

    Thanks guys, its very much appreciated!
     

     
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  6. akflyer added a post in a topic Need throttle and oil cable lengths   

    yes I have that Ed so does bob.  He needs the cable length from there to the carbs and oil pump.

     
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  7. akflyer added a post in a topic Need throttle and oil cable lengths   

    The avids wont help as they have an inverted engine.  The cables on a KF are different as they use a different bell crank setup, especially the oil cable.
     

     
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  8. akflyer added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Need throttle and oil cable lengths
    Bob needs cables for his kitfox IV with a 2 stroke in it.  Does anyone have the lengths needed for the throttle and oil cables?  I am told that KF does not make these anymore and cant give Bob the correct lengths that he needs to have the cables made.  I am betting one or more of you fine gents can give us the answer we need.
     

     
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  9. akflyer added a topic in Jokes   

    gotta love the old guys!
    A balding, white haired man walked into a jewelry store this past Friday evening with a beautiful much younger gal at his side. He told the jeweler he was looking for a special ring for his girlfriend.The jeweler looked through his stock and brought out a $5,000 ring.
    The man said, 'No, I'd like to see something more special.'At that statement, the jeweler went to his special stock and brought another ring over. 'Here's a stunning ring at only $40,000 the jeweler said.The lady's eyes sparkled and her whole body trembled with excitement.
    The old man seeing this said, 'We'll take it.'The jeweler asked how payment would be made and the man stated,'By check. I know you need to make sure my check is good, so I'll write it now and you can call the bank Monday to verify the funds; I'll pick the ring up Monday afternoon.
    'On Monday morning, the jeweler angrily phoned the old man and said 'Sir...There's no money in that account.''I know,' said the old man...'But let me tell you about my weekend.’
     
     
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  10. akflyer added a post in a topic WHOSE LANDING GEAR PHOTO w/ RUBBER PUCKS?   

    http://www.aoss.net/
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  11. akflyer added a post in a topic Lt Dan got sputzees old leggggs.   

    you can get them off ebay or any polaris shop.  I have seen quite a few online but most wont ship to AK..
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  12. akflyer added a post in a topic UK Newbie   

    I am working on a set of gear that should work very well.  The doors are just lexan sheet that you you cut and rivet on yourself, its easily done in a couple of hours. 
    Good looking bird but would be a lot more fun with the little wheel in the back where it belongs
    For the cost it is very hard to beat these little birds for the pure fun factor!
    Welcome to the forum, post up lots of pics and flight adventures, we love good stories and seeing different parts of the world around here.
     

     
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  13. akflyer added a post in a topic WHOSE LANDING GEAR PHOTO w/ RUBBER PUCKS?   

    I think that was the gear on the super bee.. it looks a lot like the AOSS system but its not in an enclosed can. 
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  14. akflyer added a post in a topic My New Creation: EFIS EZ 3.2   

    Robb,
    If this works out I would be down for 3 of them.. one in each bird.  As I said before, if you need one tested in more extreme temps I will be your huckleberry! 

     
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  15. akflyer added a post in a topic Funny you tube video   

    He opened a show for George Carlin up here and was way funnier than George was. 

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