akflyer

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  1. akflyer added a post in a topic Scouting new Sheep Hunting Spot   

    Me has a very good idea of where you are but I will never tell.  I am too darn fat to be climbing mountains!  You have your work cut out for you mr.  As always, awesome pics Randy!!

     
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  2. akflyer added a post in a topic Avid Meetin Germany 2018   

    Very cool!  Its all about getting together with friends. 

     
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  3. akflyer added a post in a topic Couple Kitfox for sale in AK   

    A bit high on the price for what he has....
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  4. akflyer added a post in a topic Overheat on grey top 582 Avid C Type speed wing   

    Belly radiator.  Was the only way I could keep mine cool till I switched to the MK IV cowling and the twin rads in the nose with good baffling.

     
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  5. akflyer added a post in a topic CG Excursion   

    Most tend to be towards the forward edge of the CG range.
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  6. akflyer added a post in a topic SKYPER GT9 - new bird in the hands   

    Not bad.  130 MPH cruise speed!  The airfoil looks a bit unusual but that might just be the angle you shot it from on the tip.  Nice looking bird though!
     
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  7. akflyer added a post in a topic Cat Amph differences   

    Unless someone did something funky, they will be the undercambered ribs that are used in the heavy hauler / STOL wing.
    I am not sure of the changes between the cat and the amph other than the wing tips and perhaps a few other subtle changes.  If someone has a newer manual for the catalina they would send me so I can scan and post it I would be happy to do so.
    Congrats on a cool bird!

     
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  8. akflyer added a post in a topic Orlando For Sale   

    For a rivet squeezer to do the ones your talking about on the trailing edge of the flaperons.. grind the teeth off a pair of vice grips and use a drill bit to put a slight dimple on one side.  You can then set the squeeze amount needed very easily.  If you really want to get nuts (no pun intended) put a stop nut on the adjuster so you can lock it down and squeeze away to your hearts desire.
    Learned that from the guy that was building the ribs for Dakota Cub up here when they started out.  He used a few different pair of needle nose and "regular" ones to get into tight spots where the much larger "aircraft" squeezer could not get to.

     
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  9. akflyer added a post in a topic Kitfox 5 project on barnstormers   

    I can promise the kit from KF does not include the 914 for the price he is offering!  This could make someone a very nice bird at a very good price!

     
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  10. akflyer added a post in a topic Back in the saddle   

      Yeah I am sure than mines gonna figure it out all too soon. 

     
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  11. akflyer added a post in a topic Luga / Kool / "NR" Propellers   

    If I am pitched for takeoff on floats and leave it there, I loose about 8-10 MPH on the cruise.  Not quite as noticeable on wheels or skis.  I am pretty tired of my IVO issues with the motors quitting working etc so I am leaning really heavy towards the LUGA.  I love the IFA when it works, but when it doesn't which now seems to be more often than not, I hate it.  What ever you had dialed in before it stopped working your stuck with.  I think for 90% of my flying I will be happy with a good ground adjust prop.  Worst case, if I am going long distance but find myself needing to get out short of the area I am currently in, I can pitch for take off and live with it till I get to a longer strip then I can set down and adjust for better cruise.

     
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  12. akflyer added a post in a topic Back in the saddle   

    Pretty sure that's how we all were.  Sadly, we seemed to learn much quicker than our cough cough cough adult cough children do these days..

     
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  13. akflyer added a post in a topic Back in the saddle   

    That is her Tiger pose... she has a thing about tigers these days.  Gotta enjoy every day I can with her now, all too soon she will be the one asking for the keys to the plane and leaving the old man behind cause we aren't cool anymore
     

     

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  14. akflyer added a topic in Avid fox flyers pics and vids   

    Back in the saddle
    Its been way too long since I got any airtime so I snuck in a couple hours last hitch home.  Its always good to see the baby girl smiling and enjoying airtime with me!
    Got to do a little scouting for a buddies upcoming goat hunt.  Poor bugger has his work cut out for him getting up to where they are.





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  15. akflyer added a post in a topic Sea Foam in wing tanks OK?   

    Paper filters have no place in an airplane.  They like to absorb water as well and you cant see anything wrong by looking at it till the fuel stops flowing.  This lesson has been learned the hard way by more than one person on here.

     
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  16. akflyer added a post in a topic Cowl Mod for taller engine   

    Bump it.  Glass work is fast and easy.  Cut the hole, shape some foam and go to work.  Use epoxy not poly resin and you wont have to worry about melting the foam.

     
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  17. akflyer added a post in a topic kitfox raven parts wanted/needed   

    And just for the record.  The raven is a clone of the kitfox / avid and not an actual kitfox model.  however, a lot of parts are completely interchangeable.

     
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  18. akflyer added a post in a topic Dean honered at Lewiston.   

    Thanks for the pics and news!!
    Awesome and well deserved! 
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  19. akflyer added a post in a topic kitfox raven parts wanted/needed   

    If you are planning on going on floats you are not going to like the VW.  Edmo on here probably has the stuff you need and last I saw he was looking to sell it all.

     
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  20. akflyer added a post in a topic How to build flaperons   

    I would drill out the pop rivets and use squeeze rivets.  The rest can be easily straightened out.  Work a wooded dowel along the wrinkle on the inboard leading edge and use a pair of pliers to pull out the other wrinkles in the edges.  you can little patches around the ID of the holes around the flaperon hangers and pop rivet those in place and make them look pretty damn good much easier and cheaper than trying to build new ones.  That is of course unless you are looking for an award winning bird at OSH one day.

     
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  21. akflyer added a post in a topic How to build flaperons   

    They were furnished complete, you just had to add the balance weight.  I seem to recall someone making a set before.  If you have access to a long press brake it shouldn't be too hard to fabricate new ones.

     
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  22. akflyer added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Hanging With Bryce
    I had a quick trip to nashville to visit an old friend in the hospital, I took a quick drive to visit Bryce and his awesome wife.  If you are ever in the area I highly suggest swinging by to BS with them.  It is a beautiful drive and they are great people to hang out with.  His man cave is a little slice of heaven for an RC guy like me as well!  Thanks again for the hospitality, the great food and the much needed ice cold beer!

     
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  23. akflyer added a post in a topic Great Friends!   

    Awesome!  Thanks for sharing that Mr.  Posts like this are why I will always have this site online..

     
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  24. akflyer added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Anyone in the nashville area???
    I will be in and around Nashville on the 13th through the 18th.  If anyone is in the area and wants to get together for a beer let me know.
     

     
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  25. akflyer added a post in a topic New Rotax 670 Install   

    It may be a different beast, but directing airflow into the radiator is key.  Mine will quickly overheat without the cowl on as well.
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