LSaupe

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  1. LSaupe added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Chapin, NY Fly In
    Chapin, NY (border of VT and NY) had its 50th Anniversary fly in today.  Unfortunately low ceilings and spotty showers put a bit of a damper on things (much lower than normal turnout).
    On the way home I had to divert to Saratoga AIrport due to showers and parked near the Carbon Cubs at the dealership there.  As I was waiting for the rain to clear, I read through the brochures.  Absolutely beautiful works of art those planes are.  But... 200K for similar performance to a 15K Kitfox, geeze.
     


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  2. LSaupe added a post in a topic FS: 2017 Avid Flyer Model C with some MK4 upgrades N9695Q with rotax 582   

    Nice looking build.  Good luck with the sale.
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  3. LSaupe added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Model III Kitfox with Upgrades (Avail October)
    Unfortunately I will be offering up our Kitfox III for sale (October).  We have come to the realization that maintaining two birds and two hangars just doesn't make sense anymore (financially and time wise) and the bride prefers the nose wheel and other creature comforts of the C150.
    She currently has 100 trouble free hours (TT engine and airframe) and will have a fresh annual before she goes. 18K and includes trailer. 582 with 68" Ivo 3 blade C box. Located in Broadalbin, NY.
    Some upgrades during the build: High Wing LLC bush gear (wider and taller than the OEM and much more stable on the ground) - I love this gear!  High quality, powder coated with aluminum fairings.8" Matco pnuematic tailwheelWide Body Kit with Model 4 doors.Triple density foam seating68" Ivo Prop.  Increased elevator cordModel 4 Rudder and vertical stabElectric elevator trimAerothane Paint (Sante Fe red)Two wing tanks (6 gal each with a 2 gallon header tank behind the seat)Original Kitfox tow bar (allows you to tow the bird directly behind a vehicle)Registered as EABSpare batteryKitfox Ski's (though one needs repair - purchased them used that way as a project)Cockpit heatingBelite Angle of Attack Instrument Finishing work: Got her in the air and still haven't finished a few things (mostly cosmetic)* final interior install (side carpeting and rear deck fabric)* Control stick grip handles (with integrated push-to-talk radio and trim buttons (current trim is on the dash))* Finishing fairings on the lift struts (these are painted, just haven't added them in yet).* Forward wing root fairings (need to make these, though have the pattern) Other: Wings fold, however this one has a very tight intersection between the flaperons and fuselage when folded (a known snag during the OEM changeover from Model II to Model III).  Wings can easily be folded with flaperons removed however (which takes maybe 30 minutes).  Fine for transport, but too much of a pain if done on a daily basis.  There are options to make this work, however I just didn't have the need and left it as it was. Some images as: http://www.teamkitfox.com/Forums/album.php?albumid=415 http://www.teamkitfox.com/Forums/album.php?albumid=450         




     
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  4. LSaupe added a post in a topic HANGER FULL- KITFOX FUSELAGES & PARTS   

    Such tragic news Ed, keep strong and keep the faith.
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  5. LSaupe added a post in a topic Model III Kitfox with Upgrades (Avail October)   

    Added a few more pics above.  Plus a vid a passenger made late last Fall.
     
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  6. LSaupe added a post in a topic Wanted: Rotax C-Gearbox Front Casting   

    I have a good case.  It is new (as in never used) and still looks new.  Give me a shout (sent you a PM).
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  7. LSaupe added a post in a topic Annual Condition Inspection (Engine and Airframe Separate?)   

    Thanks for all the feedback.  No intention to get anyone riled up, but it does appear wording suggests, but does not require, Part 43 appendix D.
    From the above it sounds like Appendix D wording "can" be used as an option (or other similar type wording).  Can do the inspection per Part 43 Part D or something else that is similar. The wording provides the option to substitute with something else in lieu of Part 43.  (per #18 MN KITFOX 2)
    I still see that per FAR 43 applicability that 43 doesn't apply to experimentals (its not a "must" follow), however is a good outline to refer to.
    § 43.1 Applicability.(a) Except as provided in paragraphs (b) and (d) of this section, this part prescribes rules governing themaintenance, preventive maintenance, rebuilding, and alteration of any -
    (1) Aircraft having a U.S. airworthiness certificate;
    (2) Foreign-registered civil aircraft used in common carriage or carriage of mail under the provisions of Part 121 or 135 of this chapter; and
    (3) Airframe, aircraft engines, propellers, appliances, and component parts of such aircraft.
    (b) This part does not apply to -
    (1) Any aircraft for which the FAA has issued an experimental certificate, unless the FAA has previously issued a different kind of airworthiness certificate for that aircraft;
    (2) Any aircraft for which the FAA has issued an experimental certificate under the provisions of § 21.191(i)(3) of this chapter, and the aircraft was previously issued a special airworthiness certificate in the light-sport category under the provisions of § 21.190 of this chapter; or
    (3) Any aircraft subject to the provisions of part 107 of this chapter.
     
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  8. LSaupe added a post in a topic Annual Condition Inspection (Engine and Airframe Separate?)   

    Thanks Ed.  However Part 43 doesnt apply to experimentals.  I can probably use a similar statement per:
    https://www.eaa.org/en/eaa/aviation-communities-and-interests/homebuilt-aircraft-and-homebuilt-aircraft-kits/frequently-asked-questions/condition-inspection
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  9. LSaupe added a post in a topic Annual Condition Inspection (Engine and Airframe Separate?)   

    Actually no A&P on this end.  I am signing off the condition inspection as the builder/repairman. Wasnt sure if there was any specific verbiage required (as is required for the certified birds).
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  10. LSaupe added a post in a topic Annual Condition Inspection (Engine and Airframe Separate?)   

    Thanks for all the feedback.  Is there any specific verbiage required in the sign off's for experimentals?
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  11. LSaupe added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Annual Condition Inspection (Engine and Airframe Separate?)
    I am due for my annual condition inspection.  Last year I sign off the annual on my maintenance log (airframe log).  However, during my PPL checkride I learned that (at least for certified birds) the annual inspections are signed off separately in the engine log and the airframe log.  Anyone know if this separate logging is also required for experimentals as well?
    https://www.eaa.org/en/eaa/aviation-communities-and-interests/homebuilt-aircraft-and-homebuilt-aircraft-kits/frequently-asked-questions/condition-inspection
     
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  12. LSaupe added a post in a topic 582 plugs   

    What kind of plugs are those?  Electrode looks quite small.
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  13. LSaupe added a post in a topic WTB Matco MC-1 master cylinder   

    Thanks Mike.
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  14. LSaupe added a post in a topic Yamaha RX1 Engines   

    How did she perform?
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  15. LSaupe added a post in a topic Transition Sport Pilot to Private Pilot   

    Lets hope I have a similar experience.  Just a ton of variables.
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  16. LSaupe added a post in a topic Transition Sport Pilot to Private Pilot   

    Turns out that once you obtain a pilot cert, you no longer need a student cert for upgrade training per 61.31 d (2) and 61.56 (g).  So... back to having a green light.  Hopefully all goes well on Monday.
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  17. LSaupe added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Transition Sport Pilot to Private Pilot
    Question for those of you who have recently been through this process.  I am scheduled to take my PPL check ride on Monday.  A review of my certs indicates that my temp student cert has recently expired.  I have been flying on a 120 day paper temp student pilot cert.  IACRA indicates they never sent a blue card (student pilot cert) to replace the paper copy as I already have a Sport Pilot cert.  Not sure why that makes sense, and neither does our local FSDO. My PPL will utilize my current SP cert number.
    Kinda in a bind here.  IACRA wont issue a blue card and the FAA is not quite sure how to handle this (kind of a Catch 22).  I don't think I can fly solo until this gets sorted out.  Not sure if I can even do my check ride.
    Any of you run across this before?
     
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  18. LSaupe added a post in a topic WTB Matco MC-1 master cylinder   

    Not the best pic, but will try to get better when I get back out there.

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  19. LSaupe added a post in a topic WTB Matco MC-1 master cylinder   

    Still looking for an MC-1
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  20. LSaupe added a post in a topic New Speedster   

  21. LSaupe added a post in a topic Insurance ?   

    I use First Flight Insurance.  Quite reasonable.
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  22. LSaupe added a topic in Avid fox flyers pics and vids   

    Kitfox YouTube
    This is a good one.  Couple getting a used Kitfox back in the air.
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  23. LSaupe added a post in a topic Airventure   

    Any updates?
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  24. LSaupe added a post in a topic Great day!   

    Fabulous Shots!
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  25. LSaupe added a post in a topic Pics of our birds   

    Kale76, what model is that (IV?).  Looks great!
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