LSaupe

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. LSaupe added a post in a topic Guess my weight contest   

    535 lbs
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  4. LSaupe added a post in a topic CONTRIBUTIONS TO KEEP SITE GOING   

    Just sent a donation via PayPal.  Fabulous work Lenni and a great resource.
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  5. LSaupe added a post in a topic Why He Likes Kitfox   

    Love his new video of video taking with a helicopter as well.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3MWCx71jUE
     
     
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  6. LSaupe added a post in a topic Recoating the 582 Exhaust   

    Mine worked great.  I added controllable shutters as well to the radiator to keep the temps up in winter.  Meany ATV heater options out there as well on Amazon.  Tried the exhaust wrap thing on a HKS once.  Didn't work too bad wile under full power, but things got cold quick when at partial power and on decent.   Liquid heating works great, especially when you can block the radiator a bit.  Having cockpit control was a nice option.

     
     
     
     
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  7. LSaupe added a post in a topic Mangy in Sport Aviation   

    It also comes out in digital format a bit earlier for EAA members.
    http://sportaviation.epubxp.com/i/916461-jan-2018?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWm1Nd1pEYzVNek5sTXpVNSIsInQiOiI2M05aK0EzVXd5Tks4WHpyNjJOYzZTNFwvSk1oUFN2b1hpNEVPbEVsbmRpTGpCR2k4OFBvSmdyVTJhb01aOGxpVUJaWDNiRGQ1MUlMeTYwUnpGb0J0RVVwRzYydDQwK2ZmZnAzcHpKbktSUUNDc1ZnbVhnbDJIOWM5aUJkdTQ3XC9SIn0%3D
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  8. LSaupe added a post in a topic Mangy in Sport Aviation   

    Mangy1.bmp
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  9. LSaupe added a post in a topic Mangy in Sport Aviation   

    Here is one of the pages
    Mangy.pdf
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  10. LSaupe added a post in a topic Mangy in Sport Aviation   

    It has a "Beezy" on the cover.  Mangy is a centerfold covering pages 82-83
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  11. LSaupe added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Mangy in Sport Aviation
    Maybe this has already been covered, but I just noticed a great shot of Mangy in the January issue of Sport Aviation Magazine.
     
    Well deserve tribute to some excellent workmanship!
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  12. LSaupe added a post in a topic Engine Failure yesterday   

    Glad you made down o.k.  Great job on the landing.   Just a thought, 65 MPH seems high to me for best glide (mine, Kitfox, was more like 50).  What model Avid?
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  13. LSaupe added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Testing Fabric
    Ran across this one the other day.  I know the earlier Kitfoxes and assume Avids used lightweight fabric.  Would the same criteria apply (as the table seems awful general and I believe the Cub and Champs use a medium weight fabric)?
    Do you guys use a similar process and criteria for fabric test?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyJveLrj45c&feature=youtu.be
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  14. LSaupe added a post in a topic Wanted: Kitfox GSC Aluminum Spinner Backer Plate   

    Thanks Ed.  Will be in contact via PM.
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  15. LSaupe added a post in a topic Wanted: Kitfox GSC Aluminum Spinner Backer Plate   

    Thanks Ed.  Please let me know.  The OEM one is 7"
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  16. LSaupe added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Wanted: Kitfox GSC Aluminum Spinner Backer Plate
    Looking for an older Kitfox (Model II or III) aluminum backer plate for the prop spinner (the stamped plate that goes between the prop shaft and prop) that the large aluminum spinner attaches to.  If you have one please let me know what it is worth to you. This is an original Kitfox kit supplied item for use with the GSC.
    Friend of mine just picked up a Model II, he has the spinner (loose) but unfortunately he is unable to locate the backer plate and was hoping someone had one laying around there shop/hanger that they were willing to part with.
    Larry
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  17. LSaupe added a post in a topic Fuel Tank Suppliers   

    Thanks All.
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  18. LSaupe added a topic in Avid and Kitfox parts Suppliers   

    Fuel Tank Suppliers
    Are there still any suppliers for the early model Kitfox replacement fuel tanks?    Specifically for the undercamber wings of the Model i --> III?
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  19. LSaupe added a post in a topic Model III Kitfox with Upgrades (Avail October)   

    Thanks All.  It was tough to see her go.  The new owner elected to transport using a one way Penske rental truck.  They took off the wings and rolled her in.  For reference, it fit rather nicely and well protected from the elements.
     

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  20. LSaupe added a post in a topic Model III Kitfox with Upgrades (Avail October)   

    Sold today.  On its way to TN.
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  21. LSaupe added a post in a topic Can you ID this Bi-plane?   

    Interesting stagger wing concept
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  22. LSaupe added a post in a topic Model III Kitfox with Upgrades (Avail October)   

    Price Reduction to 16K
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  23. LSaupe added a post in a topic Master Pilot Award   

    Congrats to Allan!!  Well deserved!
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  24. LSaupe added a post in a topic Model III Kitfox with Upgrades (Avail October)   

    Unfortunately some logistical snags prevented the new would-be owner from making the trip out to pick up the plane.  Bird is back for sale again.
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  25. LSaupe added a post in a topic Kitfox 3 Bushplane Project.   

    You are one lucky man!  Good luck with the field and the finish build!
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