Fly-n-Low

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About Fly-n-Low

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Mound, Louisiana
  • Interests Boats, cars, airplanes. Not necessarily in that order.

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  1. Fly-n-Low added a topic in Avid fox flyers pics and vids   

    History is so cool!!!
    I am proud to have flown in a P51-D and a T6 Texan... L 21 also.
    This is SO cool. Radials are the coolest engines!
     
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  2. Fly-n-Low added a post in a topic Bought an Avid Speedwing, need advice   

    What kind of wires? The standard white insulated aviation wires last a long time. Mine was built about in the same time frame. The bungies were fine when I bought mine. I cut them off to install the bush gear. Do your have the cables for a fail safe in case they break? What prop? My spinner came from Warp Drive. As for the noise, get a nice headset. I like a David Clark.
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  3. Fly-n-Low added a post in a topic Base to final stall   

    Turn it into a short approach. I used to do it for practice as a student when I flew out of a controlled airport. I would make one turn from downwind to final.
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  4. Fly-n-Low added a post in a topic Cabane installation   

    Those are the ones that Leni told me to get. Skidoo rear springs if I remember correctly. AirDale bush gear mod to 2" travel.
    I am getting a buddy (an AI) to help me. One of us has to pull and while the other manipulate awls and centering punches. May require long wood clamps too???
    I think "cabane" is French for "pain in the ass"!!!
     
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  5. Fly-n-Low added a post in a topic Grass strip help....bumpy.   

    I second what Snipe said. The rye we have down here grows in clumps. Will your area support Bermudagrass?
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  6. Fly-n-Low added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Cabane installation
    Is a given PITA??? How many people does it take???
    Picture of the strut with the added slot and spring mod....
     

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  7. Fly-n-Low added a post in a topic Fiberglass and epoxy to reinforce flaperon hangers?   

    It can be done though. That is why I said to soak the "end" of the wood.
    I have a mid 80's Checkmate that has an encapsulated balsa core. It is perfect. If you seal it up, you're good. The problems with stringers and transoms usually comes from not sealing them off properly when drilling holes to add accessories, motor mounts, etc.
    That said, mine are in good shape and are painted and will remain that way.
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  8. Fly-n-Low added a post in a topic Fiberglass and epoxy to reinforce flaperon hangers?   

    Sounds like it would work to me. Like Paul said, you'll never get it to make the corners. I would just put a piece(s) on both sides. Matt would probably work better than cloth as it is multi directional. After you sanded it smooth, I would make sure to seal the ends with the epoxy. 
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  9. Fly-n-Low added a post in a topic latest air vehicle (not really)   

    Mark, I tried to find it too and could not... dammit!
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  10. Fly-n-Low added a post in a topic Who has a drone?   

     
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  11. Fly-n-Low added a topic in Avid fox flyers pics and vids   

    Who has a drone?
    Fixing to get my commercial license. This is a Typhoon H. You can see my landing strip, etc.
     
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  12. Fly-n-Low added a topic in Technical tasks   

    Quad Hands
    I just ordered a couple of these. Should be "handy" when doing circuit board work or many things really. I fly RC planes, drones, helis etc. so this will sure help with that!
     
    https://www.quadhands.com/collections/all/products/quadhands-workbench
     
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  13. Fly-n-Low added a post in a topic removal of adhesive from fabric   

    I wonder if toluene would have worked. That is what we thinned and reactivated the yellow glue we used on deicing boots.
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  14. Fly-n-Low added a post in a topic latest air vehicle (not really)   

    Yea, great leaf blower!!!
    Here's another. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7yBWfqHjDQ
    I watched a video of a hot chick in a bikini flying one over a lake. It looked to be flown (changing direction) by shifting one's weight as she was standing.
    I wonder how much $$$$ that guy had in the first one? He sure needed a few gyros!!!
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  15. Fly-n-Low added a post in a topic FAA online   

    It went through this time. Not the first time I have had problems with Fed websites. EFTPS comes to mind. At least they didn't charge a "convenience fee" like the state of Louisiana does...
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