Bandit

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About Bandit

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  • Birthday 08/31/1956

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Madelia, Mn.
  • Interests Flying,Climbing,Hunting,Fishing

Bandit's Activity

  1. Bandit added a post in a topic Reality Easy Raider   

    I never had any problems with my SkyRaider 1. It was a blast to fly.
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  2. Bandit added a post in a topic Gluing to ribs   

    I did both.
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  3. Bandit added a post in a topic Avid Trailer   

    I spray foamed the open end of the wing spars.
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  4. Bandit added a post in a topic Ridgerunner IV with aerovee 80 hp   

    I have talked to a guy that knows him.
     He has had trouble with cooling the engine. I think he has only test flew it. The build is real nice though, just not a good engine choice. 
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  5. Bandit added a post in a topic 2019 Ski season   

    On a sunny day it is easy to see the drifts because they cast a shadow.  Cloudy days and full snow cover you have to be real careful.  If there is no reference I like to carry power on landing and slowly descend until I touch down then cut power.  I have also
    thrown my coat out the door and came back around and try to touch down right next to my coat.
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  6. Bandit added a post in a topic 2019 Ski season   

    That's where I attach mine also. I don't think there is such a thing as an" approved attach point."
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  7. Bandit added a post in a topic First Flight   

    I would not crow hop it. Good way to break things. 
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  8. Bandit added a post in a topic 2019 Ski season   

    That nice fluffy snow we had last night that I text flew my Bandit in after the ski installation is now blowing toward Iowa. 30 mph winds today. Blizzard conditions again. Temp is 1 degrees, wind still blowing like hell!
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  9. Bandit added a topic in Avid fox flyers pics and vids   

    2019 Ski season
    Finally warmed up to 19 degrees and I didn't have to work this afternoon so I went over to the airport and installed my skis. I even got to fly for a half hour right before dark. We have had lots of snow this season, but it's been cold and windy.


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  10. Bandit added a post in a topic 503DCDI on a MK4 STOL   

    Jim, 
    You are correct,  the Bandit with a 503 might not be a good 2 place airplane.  My Champ is a super airplane to give rides in. Plenty of room, great visibility. Climb out isn't anything to brag about, but it sure is fun to fly.
     
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  11. Bandit added a post in a topic 503DCDI on a MK4 STOL   

    Ground speed is 69mph. Empty weight is around 480lbs. I run my engine pretty hard, below 5900 rpm its  flies a little tail low. When I give rides I run a little below WOT. I like this combination, but I am easy to please. I just learned the characteristics of my airplane and learned to fly it. I don't worry about all the technical stuff. Just like Leni said, I have spent 1100 hrs in the seat so I am comfortable flying the Bandit with a 503 in it.
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  12. Bandit added a post in a topic "Bush Gear"   

    I agree with you Allen. Those flying cowboy dudes egos are as big as their pocket books. They aren't the normal common everyday pilots like 95% of the people on this forum are.
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  13. Bandit added a post in a topic 503DCDI on a MK4 STOL   

    I have a MK4 Bandit with a 503 Rotax. It has been a great engine. I did build the Bandit lite and simple. Like all other Avids and Kitfoxes it is a good single place airplane. I am burning 5 gph in it. In cruise I am running it at 6000 rpms.
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  14. Bandit added a post in a topic Traveling with a Kitfox in tow   

    He is at Airventure every year.
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  15. Bandit added a post in a topic Brrr to cold to fly   

    I haven't put my skis on yet. It's been cold and windy. Now all of the open fields have huge drifts on them. If the weather breaks I will try to get them on though.
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