LSaupe

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  1. LSaupe added a post in a topic WTB: Flaperon Counterweights for a KF Model III   

    Thanks for all the feedback.  I think they actually look like this:
     

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  2. LSaupe added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    WTB: Flaperon Counterweights for a KF Model III
    Looking for a nice set of used counterweights (or NOS) for a KF Model III.

    Please drop me a line if you have a set you are willing to part with.

    Larry S.
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  3. LSaupe added a post in a topic Wing Tip Mounting   

    All great feedback.  DHolly thanks for the pics!
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  4. LSaupe added a topic in Kitfox III   

    Wing Tip Mounting
    Wing tips (droop style Model III).  Do these but up to the outboard wing rib surface (via maybe a attach plate, wing screws go into this plate) or do these actually go over the rib (I.e. wingtip screws go right into the outboard rib)?
     
    The instruction seem to indicate the wingtips actually encapsulate the rib.  Just want to make sure. 
     
    Anyone have a few pics they could post?
     
    Many thanks,
     
    Larry S.
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  5. LSaupe added a post in a topic Lets talk elevator trim   

    I added three inches to the cord and also used the HIghwing LLC trim kit.  Went together real well.
     

     

     

     

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  6. LSaupe added a post in a topic Starting my kitfox 1 build pictures here   

    Nice work.  Any more updates?
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  7. LSaupe added a post in a topic Laying Out Rib Stitching (Top to Bottom)   

    Thanks for the replies, great info.  Wings have not yet been painted, si it does help things a bit.  Yes, will bve using reinforcing tapes and new finish tapes after.
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  8. LSaupe added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Laying Out Rib Stitching (Top to Bottom)
    Getting ready to rib stitch and see that I just cant lay out the same distances on the top vice the bottom (as I had hoped), due to the significant differences in arc length.  How do you guys typically hadle this?  At first pass I am thinking about laying out the bottom and them thansferring the top holes by putting a pointer through the bottom holes with a device to keep the pointer normal to the bottom surface.
     
    How is this typically accomplished?
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  9. LSaupe added a post in a topic Great video of casual flying   

    Great Vid
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  10. LSaupe added a post in a topic Rib Stitching Vertical (leading edge down trailing edge up)   

    Great stuff.  Many thanks.
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  11. LSaupe added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Rib Stitching Vertical (leading edge down trailing edge up)
    Have any of you done rib stitching with the wing vertical, vice flat.  By vertical I mean having the leading edge down and trailing edge up.  Wife nor I can take much bending over so am looking at this as an option.
     
    Also, I would to make a wing rotisery and was thinking maybe PVC pipe inserted into the spars and some PVC T's to make a spin axle in each end (effectively a very stubby PVC pipe fork).  Anyone have working feedback on building one? 
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  12. LSaupe added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    3 mile vis in Class G airspace (Sport Pilot)
    Getting ready for a bi-annual (havent flown in a long time, like 2 years ). I see that the 3 mile vis requirement is still there for Sport Pilots in class G.  Any idea why this is (when ultralight pilots, private pilots have only 1 mile)?
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  13. LSaupe added a topic in Kitfox III   

    Rib Stitch over Covered Wings with Perimeter Tapes
    Can you rib stitch after perimeter tapes have been installed (can this be done without needing to reaccomplish perimeter tapes), or do I buy into adding another layer of perimeter tapes to the wings?
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  14. LSaupe added a post in a topic Painting waterborn paints with a power sprayer   

    Seems odd that they only recommend and show (in the videos) a charcole respirator.  Is there something out of whack here?
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  15. LSaupe added a post in a topic Painting waterborn paints with a power sprayer   

    Great feedback guys.  Many thanks.  Yep, I do have the CD's from Stewart.  Watched them several times through teh covering process. Now need to do the same with the painting.  Did watch them one and see the pass speed is faster than I am used to (more like a fast fog in a way).
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  16. LSaupe added a post in a topic Painting waterborn paints with a power sprayer   

    This one actually is used in the Automotive world.
     
    http://www.amazon.com/Earlex-HV5500-Spray-Station/dp/B004RGOKR2#productDetails
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  17. LSaupe added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Painting waterborn paints with a power sprayer
    Anyone tried to spray a plane using a power sprayer for waterborn paints (such as Stewarts System)?
     
    Gun similar to:
     
    http://www.homedepot.com/p/Wagner-Pa...1?N=5yc1vZarv5
     
    Sounds a bit odd at first but appearntly there has been some success in this regard.
     
    Anyone have first hand knowledge of experience with this?
     
     
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  18. LSaupe added a post in a topic Finishing Tapes, any ironing other than shaping?   

    Thanks for all the feedback.  I am using the 21 Century iron and it works great,  Just to make sure I have this correct.  No ironing on the tapes unless I need to put down the edges (I.e. no ironing on the main portion of the tape)?
     
    Thanks again,
     
    Larry S.
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  19. LSaupe added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Finishing Tapes, any ironing other than shaping?
     I am ready to install the finishing tapes on the ribs of my tail feathers (using the Stewart System).
     
    After gluing (2" tapes), is there anything else required?  Any final ironing over the tapes or maybe just in local spots for a better lay down?
     
    Larry S.
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  20. LSaupe added a post in a topic A few more pictures for you guys   

    Nice looking cowling.  Just a heads-up, key an eye on the routing for the PTO side oil injection line.  My cross over plug wire was routed too tight and pinched off the line.  Luckily caught before engine start.
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  21. LSaupe added a post in a topic Single Piece Cover Question (Model III)   

    Tried putting glue on the tube that gets the overall wrap and that worked fine.  All set now.
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  22. LSaupe added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Single Piece Cover Question (Model III)
    Question for you all:   I am covering my horizontal stab and rudder today.  I am trying to use a single piece of fabric for each in a wrap mode.   Mi intial thought here is to glue it to the non-hinge ends and have the non glued wrap on the large tube diameter (hinge tube).   Is this correct?  If so, when you glue to the two halves together (first half is already glued and dried) how do you keep puckering from happening (i.e. it glues beyond the 90 degree point on the tube as the fabric it is being glued to is not yet shrunk?   I did my elevator using a two piece method (bottom and then top) and didnt have this issue as I was gluing the second sheet to a shrunk fabric.
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  23. LSaupe added a post in a topic How much fabric Fuselage and Tail Feathers?   

    Thanks Ed.
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  24. LSaupe added a topic in Kitfox III   

    How much fabric Fuselage and Tail Feathers?
    Getting ready to cover the main fuselage and tail feathers on a Mod III and could use an estimate on ho wmuch fabric to order.  Anyone have a good feel for this?  Wings are already covered.   Many thanks,   Larry S.
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  25. LSaupe added a post in a topic Oratex covering   

    Dave;
     
    Any updates and/or pics?  If you had to start from scratch would you go the Oratex route for your whole bird?  I am guessing the fusalage/tail feathers takes about the same material as the wings, or would it be more?  Just trying to see if the $6,100 estimate is good number.
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