LSaupe

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

  3. 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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  4. LSaupe added a post in a topic 912 Kitfox in NY   

    Looks like a lot of nice work done.
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  5. 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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  6. 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
    KITFOX 3 912 TAILDRAGGER • $14,900 • AVAILABLE • Kitfox 3, almost done, all new coverings paint powdercoating widebody bubbledoors needs finishing • Contact James O. Kopf, Owner - located Honeoye Falls, NY USA • Telephone: 5854781625 . • Posted February 5, 2018 • Show all Ads posted by this Advertiser• Recommend This Ad to a Friend • Email Advertiser • Save to Watchlist • Report This Ad
    ght I would pass it along.
     
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. LSaupe added a post in a topic Guess my weight contest   

    535 lbs
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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. LSaupe added a post in a topic Mangy in Sport Aviation   

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

    Here is one of the pages
    Mangy.pdf
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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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