LSaupe

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  1. LSaupe added a post in a topic New Speedster   

  2. LSaupe added a post in a topic Insurance ?   

    I use First Flight Insurance.  Quite reasonable.
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  3. 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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  4. LSaupe added a post in a topic Airventure   

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

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

    Kale76, what model is that (IV?).  Looks great!
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  7. LSaupe added a post in a topic Pics of our birds   

    Couple of our Model III with Model IV tail plan, HighWing gear and wide body kit.  Most were taken before the fairings were installed and the Ivo Prop (last pic).
     






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  8. LSaupe added a post in a topic New Speedster   

  9. LSaupe added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    New Speedster
    Kitfox brings back the Speedster.
     
    https://newsline.kitplanes.com/2017/07/16/kitfox-aircraft-introduces-new-2017-speedster/
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  10. LSaupe added a post in a topic Bi-Annual (Sport Pilot, Private Pilot)   

    Will I then have one cert which indicates PP for Airplane and SP for PPC and WSL?  Or... remain with two separate certificates.
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  11. LSaupe added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Bi-Annual (Sport Pilot, Private Pilot)
    Question for you guys.  I current have a sport pilot certificate for airplane, WSL and PPC.  The regs allow that when my bi-annual is due, I can take it in any one of the three categories and I am covered for all three (i.e. you only need one bi-annual and not three).
    I am now training for private pilot in the airplane category.  So... would a bi-annual in an airplane category as a private pilot still cover all three?
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  12. LSaupe added a topic in Rotax and other engines   

    Turbo Prop Avid
    In case you hadn't seen this yet on the Kitfox site.  Neat turbo prop development on an Avid.
    http://www.stuttgart.engineering/
     

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  13. LSaupe added a post in a topic Yamaha RX1 Engines   

    Does the prop then windmill on a glide with engine at idle (or shut down)?
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  14. LSaupe added a post in a topic Yamaha RX1 Engines   

    Are you running a clutch on there?
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  15. LSaupe added a post in a topic Last week Birthday Fun   

    Nice!
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  16. LSaupe added a post in a topic DUC Propellers   

    Interesting Document.  Thanks Doug.
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  17. LSaupe added a topic in Rotax and other engines   

    DUC Propellers
    I see a few birds down at Sun-n-Fun (via video) were fitted with DUC propellers.  Also see the new BeLite Chipper with one mounted on their 912.
    Anyone ever flown one of these?
    http://www.duc-helices.com/index_page.php
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  18. LSaupe added a post in a topic A few pics from this weekend   

    Shot of my wife's bird in air (taken at the event last weekend).

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  19. LSaupe added a post in a topic mod IV almost ready   

    Waht do those 670's use for an exhaust system?  Does it still fit under the cowling?
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  20. LSaupe added a post in a topic Yamaha RX1 Engines   

    Not sure of the negative G's, but cold weather starts, I envision, should not be an issue, as these are sled engines.  I had one and it would fire up easily, even at -10F.  Quite incredible for a 4 stroke.
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  21. LSaupe added a post in a topic Coolant Cap Pressure Rating   

    It should still boil up there, just at a lower temp.  So maybe there is a temperature factor associated with the coffee production.  Kinda like needing to boil eggs longer at altitude.  The X axis is on a log scale, thats why it looks a bit funky to you.  Each mark represents a 10 PSIA increment between 10 and 100, and 100 between 100 and 10000.  Much farther to travel from say 10 to 20 psia vice 80 to 90 psia
    His charts are showing absolute pressure (vice gage) so just add 13 or 17 psid to your local atmospheric pressure to get the pressure in the system when it relieves.  So... unless there is something funky about the cap design, as you climb in altitude the absolute pressure in your system will lower as well as a function of pressure outside the airplane.
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  22. LSaupe added a post in a topic 150 performance   

    What I do find curious is that this L model has an obstacle clearance speed of 70 MPH while previous versions was 58.  Charts appear unchanged however.  Anyone know why this is?
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  23. LSaupe added a post in a topic 150 performance   

    Yes
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  24. LSaupe added a post in a topic Coolant Cap Pressure Rating   

    I hear ya Ed.  Easy enough to do.  I guess your concern might be possible pump cavitation or maybe excessive heat transfer in the two phase area's?
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  25. LSaupe added a post in a topic Second set of eyes Rotax 582   

    Looks like your coolant hose (between your head nozzle and first radiator is a bit kinked), might get worse when things get warm.
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