Sorry about the confusion Ed, Dean had to register by his real name which is Weldon D, they denied his own brother that he was there till he figured it out, anyway Rose told two people to make note of that, but you know how it goes---- better luck at 1439 Libby st, Clarkston, WA. 99403. Jack
Dean got out of the hospital this afternoon, he's in a local rehab facility for about five days. (Clarkston Care Center, 1242 11th St. Clarkston Wa. 99403) if anyone would be inclined to drop him a card. Rose said he will be board 'outta his gourd' not much airplane talk around there, I'll get over as I can. BTW Ed, Dean is 81. Jack
Update; About an hour ago Dean's wife called and said Dean wants to talk to you. Wow! Thursday he had tubes and wires in both arms plus a large breathing tube taped over his mouth. "Hey Jack, what's going on out there?" I told him I had done this post and this crew was pulling for him. He said to thank you guys for your concern and prayers. Still some issues with BP control, but great news so far! Jack
Avid90. For some reason I'm not able to download these pictures. Was wondering if this '71 is N2K? Dean owned 2K for awhile, used it to spread grass seed over the mountains south of Lewiston Idaho. He and I were just talking about it last Thursday, he once got caught in a snow storm in the Snake river canyon, landed uphill on a ridge, helper jumped out and held the upper wing down tying it to some brush. They walked about an hour and stayed overnight with a nearby rancher. I checked out the reg. It's now in the Lodi Ca. Area. BTW Dean says it had once been owned by Adm. Bird and probably used in the Artic exploration.
Don. Just a comment on holding the stick back, I recently flew my KF after doing some work to it. (First flight since I got it). With a 12.47 CG I had to hold forward stick on takeoff, trim tab 00 and flaperons 00. With a little altitude I could fly level either with full flaperons or fully deployed electric trim tab. We then raised front of the stab. To the top hole, the KF has 3 about 3/8" apart and "bingo" , nice and level now with no pressure. Jack
Luke and Don Thought you might be interested in a project Dean W. Is doing now, he is modifying the original (proof of concept wheels only) Catilena. The original owner put over 2000 hrs on it with a 532, now the current owner wants to make it into an amfib. As well as changing engines, 85 cont. increasing GW, adding 12 inches on each side of the hull etc. Today it was upside down but I took some pictures anyway, you can see where he moved the dorsal tube over (at the "4") and on back,added a couple of vertical tubes, heated the vertical fin attach points to release stress etc. Anyway Dean said if he could be of any help, call him. Usually lunch time 12:20-1:00 pacific will catch him. 509-758-3269.
Joey : Hit the unread topic awhile ago, so dusted off the TD for the Avid and into the kitchen to show what I did to help the pneumonia hole and maybe clean it up a little bit. Still a work in progress tho.
Hey---Ed, first , HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Then you're question about flaperon bushings from Dean, he kinda laughed and said 'awful expensive, don't know if I should tell you or not '. Cut strips from a milk jug the right length to fit into the hinge tube,about an 1/8 inch wide on each side, roll it in then take a soldering iron and heat each side so they won't come back out. He knows of several that have exceeded two thousand hours. Sometimes he had to check several milk jugs to get the right thickness. That's the story direct from the----------'designers' mouth. Jack