akflyer

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About akflyer

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  1. akflyer added a post in a topic kitfox 4 with 582 flying   

    That is a good point.  Have you checked the tach against a tiny tach?   That analog tac is NORTORIOUS for being way off.  Your fuel burn is quite a bit more than mine too on take off.  Or have you calibrated the fuel flow meter?

     
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  2. akflyer added a post in a topic Starting my Homemade Hackman   

    https://www.ebay.com/i/163206690047?chn=ps
     
    The M6x1 fittings.  They have them on amazon too.  Have that and some 3/16" tygon tubing in my cart.  Gonna make Bob add this to the 670 before I fly his mod 4 again so I can start off on the rich side and dial it down as needed to help the EGT's

     
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  3. akflyer added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 aka "Foxy Brown"   

    if it starts lumping up, you can put the cans in some hot water and it will soften up and you can mix it right up and it will smooth right back out again.  Let it cool before you try to mix the 2 parts together though unless you want it to set a lot faster!

     
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  4. akflyer added a post in a topic Starting my Homemade Hackman   

    What needle valve did you get?  I have been looking a bit this morning for a panel mount needle valve.

     
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  5. akflyer added a post in a topic kitfox 4 with 582 flying   

     
    Here is the right link I think.
     
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  6. akflyer added a post in a topic Sealer used for fuel fittings ect.   

    https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/cspages/ezturnlube.php
     
     
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  7. akflyer added a post in a topic Sealer used for fuel fittings ect.   

    fuel lube?? its a light brownish sticky kind of waxy texture.  that's what I use on the metal to metal connections.  The form a gasket is what I use on the metal to plastic header tank connections
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  8. akflyer added a post in a topic Tire comparison 8.00-8.50's   

    I picked up a set of those tires for mine as well but have not yet tried them.  Local dealer had them on sale last fall for a good price.  I am more into having and adequate size tire for the things I do here but not overkill like the 30" airstreaks I had on mine as they killed the climb.  If you can't afford the 26" bushwheels (I think the perfect tire for these birds but $$) then this is probably the next best thing if your running the 6" wheels.  If you have the 8" kitfox atv wheels then the nanking tire is stupid cheap and works very well.

     
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  9. akflyer added a post in a topic Issues flying behind a 2-stroke   

    Learn something new every day.  I thought what set us apart from other mammals was the ability to learn from others mistakes.
    In order to put enough pitch in at 3500 RPM and still maintain altitude your going to be lugging the poor engine in a big way.  2 stroke DO NOT like nor tolerate for very long LUGGING.  They do however give good service life when PROPERLY LOADED.  There are manufacture specs for a reason.  Loading an engine over that which gives proper static loading and stays within the parameters of maximum RPM is not the brightest idea.  The old 4 strokes and "conventional" aircraft engines are much more tolerant of pilot abuse than a 2 stroke.  There are a lot of smoking holes and statistics left by pilots who did not properly run their 2 stroke engines.  If you feel the burning desire to roll the dice and play with statistics please make sure the life insurance is paid up and your will is in order.
    I don't want to sound like a dick, but what you are proposing to me sounds much more like a death wish than prudent experimentation and learning for the greater good of all man kind.
    Do as ya wish but man... To prove you can do something for a few minutes is one thing, to think you can do it and get away with it for a long duration repeatedly just does not seem prudent to me.
    The horror stories that you hear around the airports and on the net about how terrible the 2 smokes are and how dangerous they are seem to be perpetuated by people who refuse to pay attention and to run them outside the parameters.  

     
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  10. akflyer added a topic in Jokes   

    today's funnies



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  11. akflyer added a post in a topic Friendly thrust competition   

    watch your prop.  Water and props don't get along very well for long..
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  12. akflyer added a post in a topic Issues flying behind a 2-stroke   

     
     
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  13. akflyer added a post in a topic Friendly thrust competition   

    What RPM were you turning?  on a solid surface? 
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  14. akflyer added a post in a topic Issues flying behind a 2-stroke   



     
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  15. akflyer added a post in a topic Issues flying behind a 2-stroke   

    go drive a narrow WB jacked up car and haul ass into a corner and yank the wheel.  After you get out of the hospital go get one with a longer wheelbase  and wider stance and enjoy the ride..
    A google search of the narrow gear versus wider gear on taildragger will probably get you more reading material than one evening worth of adult beverages will last.

     
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