LSaupe

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  1. LSaupe added a post in a topic New Rotax 670 Install   

    Any updates on the 670?
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  2. LSaupe added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Kitfox Main Gear Model II vs III?
    Anyone know if there are any differences between Model II and Model III OEM main gear? (I.e. are they interchangeable)?
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  3. LSaupe added a topic in Kitfox II   

    Camber
    Helping a friend set up his model II (oem bungee gear) and I notice quite a bit of positive camber as it sits on the ground (kinda like an old Farmall Tractor).  Rubber in contact with the surface is closer to each other  (narrower stance) that the rubber on top (wider stance).
    Is this typical?  If so, what is a reasonable acceptable value?  I was thinking the camber should be about zero or maybe slightly negative (similar to my High Wing gear).
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  4. LSaupe added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Neat AoA idea
    This is pretty heads-up thinking (pun intended) from these kids.
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  5. LSaupe added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 questions   

  6. LSaupe added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 questions   

    You might have already caught it, but your head vent line needs to go as high as possible to preclude any vented gases from getting sucked back into the pump.  Utlumately to get sent out to the expansion tank and vented to atmosphere.
     

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  7. LSaupe added a post in a topic 912 Kitfox in NY   

    Looks like a lot of nice work done.
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  8. LSaupe added a post in a topic exhaust "Y" too long??? also rudder pedal reinforcements?   

    Another option might be to also look at if those side cowling tubes even need to be there.  I know the Model III and later did away with them, though dont know if there were any modifications to the fiberglass for added support. 
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  9. LSaupe added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    912 Kitfox in NY
    Ran across this add on Barnstormers and thou
    Kitfox 3 912 taildragger
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    ght I would pass it along.
     
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  10. LSaupe added a post in a topic exhaust "Y" too long??? also rudder pedal reinforcements?   

    I assume you are using the shorter (unmodified elbow) as the extended one wouldn't work for your application.
     If able let me know what two lengths you have and I will try to confirm on a local model II
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  11. LSaupe added a post in a topic exhaust "Y" too long??? also rudder pedal reinforcements?   

    How much room do you need to get back?  I know they had a tighter bend (smaller radius) on the connecting elbow to alleviate some of this.  Header length can be important, especially on a tuned exhaust as it can change the power band, so you do need to exercise some caution and sort it out.
    My Model III did not have the reinforcement either.  No problems at 150 hours.  Only significant load might be when braking.  However many folks have accomplished and it is probably good insurance.
    Do you have the side mounting or bottom mounting on your crankcase?   Friend has a Model 2 with original 582 and no issues with exhaust clearance, so maybe if you can get some pics and measurements I can check against it.  My Model 3 was side mounted, but I think his is bottom mounted.
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  12. LSaupe added a post in a topic Header Tanks!!!!   

    I installed the very same setup.  Worked great and it did safe my bacon once.  Got distracted with some company during preflight (closed my tank valves after initially opening - cant recall why now).   Anyway, the light came on during run up.
    The 2nd tank fitting, aft of the vent fitting, assuming sight glass?
     
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  13. LSaupe added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    BasicMED
    Have any of you been through the BasicMED process of the on-line course and visit to your GP/PCP (or similar)? I will be due this year. My wife avoided the whole thing and went back to our local AME. However that kinda defeats the purpose of what should be a benefit to the new system.

    Wondering if there are any pitfalls to avoid. I have heard of some resistance from GP's wanting to sign that document indicating safe for flight.
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  14. LSaupe added a post in a topic EXPERIMENTAL AMATEUR BUILT data plate locations   

    Mine was the simple/small EAA tag.  Riveted on the aluminum cover plate under the horizontal stab.  I used a DAR (due to a time crunch), however most around here forgo the cost of a DAR on go with the free option of FAA inspector.  Last I knew they were following the same guidelines with regard to what was needed for a data plate.
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  15. LSaupe added a post in a topic Guess my weight contest   

    535 lbs
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