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  1. Willja67 added a post in a topic Reregistering in order to get repairmans cert?   

    Well you guys have talked me out of it. I don't plan on ever selling it but if I do it'll be in pieces. Just doing too much that increases the liability exponentially.
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  2. Willja67 added a post in a topic Reregistering in order to get repairmans cert?   

    My father is a pretty good mechanic, much better than I am and he can't stand having anyone else touch his vehicles. He's not a very trusting soul when it comes to his babies. That rubbed off. Although not being as good as he is and living a significant distance away means I've had to trust my truck to a shop. That's been difficult. Hopefully i can pick it up in the next few days and I'm going to be holding my breath for quite awhile to see if they did it right. 
    And yes I know I can assist in the inspection if I find an A&P who agrees to that.  I think I already have one lined up. 
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  3. Willja67 added a post in a topic Reregistering in order to get repairmans cert?   

    i realize i used the words devious and so forth. I really do want to do this legally.  I was just hoping there was some way to work through the system to achieve that objective. Ive read other comments about people who managed that. Maybe it was a case of "my uncle's cousins, former roommate". Which means "absolutely nothing" You can ask a dozen different government officials about a subject and get a dozen different answers. Somewhere there might be an official or individual like me that came up with a creative solution. And it's not necessarily about the money. At one point in time I was enrolled in A&P school but dropped out.  It would be nice to be considered as an A&P  even if only for a single aircraft. But I absolutely hate and despise paperwork so if there is a way to get the repairmans certificate it's probably more work than I'm willing to do. That's one of the reasons I never went back to school. I couldn't stand the thought of dealing with the FAA paper work day in and day out.
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  4. Willja67 added a post in a topic Reregistering in order to get repairmans cert?   

    ok,  that's an idea. Ive read that you're required to have a bill of sale for a kit so verification can be made that you did more than 50% of the work. I have a bill of sale for an aircraft with an airworthiness certificate and an N number. Not sure how to jump through that hoop.
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  5. Willja67 added a post in a topic Oddball Question   

    Where I live there's quite a few restricted areas,  SLC class bravo and other hazards so I consider a gps and tablet as mandatory minimum equipment. Also i just watched this video this morning and they talked about how the ga accident rate has gone way down largely because of the new adsb weather services. 
    You have to be careful because there's a 20 minute lag in the weather info but still it gives a good picture of what's around you.  You also get TFR and other info. Which could well save you a ride in a police car if the president makes an unplanned stop in your area(if the fighters don't shoot you down first).
    This reciever is one of the cheapest I know about: https://crewdogelectronics.com/products/stratux-ads-b-dual-band-receiver-aviation-weather-and-traffic-ahrs-waas-gps
    And it has a backup ahrs so if for some reason your other instruments go on the fritz. 
    I love the situational awareness it provides. I'm somewhat directionally challenged and this helps with that alot. 
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  6. Willja67 added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Reregistering in order to get repairmans cert?
    Ok guys I'm hoping there are some devious souls among you that know how to fight officaldom.
    I'm stripping my plane down to the last nut and bolt, installing a new engine and a whole lot of other major and minor alterations. I recently got in contact with the local DAR to make sure I dot all i's and cross all t's. I also asked if I could get the repairmans certification since I'm taking the plane down to roughly a quick build state.  This was his reply: 
    "Amateur-built Repairman certificates can only be issued on original certification.  In your case, it is being changed from the original configuration but not being re-certified.  So, the answer is you will need an A&P to perform annual condition inspections." 
    Ive read other comments I think on this board, about those who have managed that feat. So where are the loopholes?
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  7. Willja67 added a post in a topic How to contact a member.   

    He usually answers pm's pretty quick. And he'll probably see this soon as well. 
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  8. Willja67 added a post in a topic Avid STOL airfoil -some calculations   

    Although I am hoping to get the early model kitfox airfoil coordinates, this is helpful. 
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  9. Willja67 added a post in a topic Avid STOL airfoil -some calculations   

    Yes,  I was hoping to get the coordinates for the KF 1-3 airfoil. Until recently I assumed the Avid A model and the KF1 airfoil were the same. And I also assumed that the airfoil you analyzed was the same one(looked like it at first glance). I read something somewhere that stated the KF airfoil is a little thicker than the avid? I'm not familiar with Avids since I have concentrated on learning about kitfoxes since that's what I have.
    If the Avid airfoil you analyzed is basically the same airfoil just thicker I can scale the thickness in my CAD program to get the correct airfoil. 
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  10. Willja67 added a post in a topic Avid STOL airfoil -some calculations   

    Thanks, i hadn't seen that. I'm even more glad now that I bought it. I know I'm not going to win any races in a KF1 but I do operate at high density altitudes and any increase in climb performance will be welcome. And if i pick up a couple mph and can lower my throttle setting for a lower fuel burn so much the better.
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  11. Willja67 added a post in a topic Avid STOL airfoil -some calculations   

    Turbo, i recently bought the pvc leading edge from Kitfox and am working on a template to mount them onto my wings. I downloaded the template that Dholly has posted to this site and imported it into my cad software just to see how accurate it was. The drawing needed to be scaled considerably to match the 2.5" spar and its for a KF4 wing. I'm hoping you would be willing to share your coordinates for the airfoil so I can generate a accurate template and create a pdf that will be much more accurate than the jpeg file.  I will happily post that to this site when I'm done. 
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  12. Willja67 added a post in a topic Plastic Leading Edge   

    I almost posted a new thread asking for this since I bought the pvc leading edge for my plane.  If I ever see you in person Doug I'll give you a nickel.
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  13. Willja67 added a post in a topic Looking for some advice on a plane purchase   

    I got bit by my own ignorance when buying my plane. I didn't know enough about 2 stroke engines and was so eager to buy a plane that I jumped on the first one that looked ok.
    The seller lied to me about multiple things although I'm lucky the plane has an air worthiness certificate and in general is a solid airframe I should have paid about 4-5k less than I did. 
    The rotax 2 strokes are only good for 5 years or 300 hrs before requiring new seals etc. I didn't know that and got a plane that needed an engine rebuild. To date all my flying has been behind 4 strokes and I knew next to nothing about 2 stroke operations. I would recommend learning those differences. Buy a dvd or get training otherwise you could end up trashing an engine (best case) or an airplane and yourself and passenger. 
    The prop was also in need of replacing. It looked like it was in great shape but it had 3 wood blades bolted into a plastic hub. That plastic hub was recalled in 1989 and replaced with an aluminum one. Apparently whoever had it at the time never got the memo. Needless to say I took it off as soon as I learned that. 
    And it had an aluminum fuel tank in the wing that was not plumbed. The seller told me it was fine and could be plumbed back in. I was dumb and didn't look into the tank. The aluminum tanks had a habit of cracking at the welds and were then sloshed to seal them. The sloshing compound frequently started flaking off which is obviously a bad thing. The flaking was dead obvious as soon as I did look in the tank. 
    I'm enjoying rebuilding my plane and customizing it to make it exactly what i want. If that's not your thing make sure you know enough to not get burned. It would be a good thing to have someone who knows what they're looking at go over any plane before you commit to buying.  
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  14. Willja67 added a post in a topic Bringing a Kitfox 1 back to life   

    I would like to see some more detail on your suspension. It would be worth its own thread. 
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  15. Willja67 added a post in a topic Avid Horizontal Stab Rigging   

    are you taking about the offset of the vertical stab? My plane has a small plate that allows the horizontal stab to be centered on the fuselage not the vertical stab. 
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