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in Rotax and other engines
Posted 7 August
Any updates on the 670?
in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar
Posted 23 July
Anyone know if there are any differences between Model II and Model III OEM main gear? (I.e. are they interchangeable)?
in Kitfox II
Posted 22 July
Helping a friend set up his model II (oem bungee gear) and I notice quite a bit of positive camber as it sits on the ground (kinda like an old Farmall Tractor). Rubber in contact with the surface is closer to each other (narrower stance) that the rubber on top (wider stance).
Is this typical? If so, what is a reasonable acceptable value? I was thinking the camber should be about zero or maybe slightly negative (similar to my High Wing gear).
Posted 27 February
This is pretty heads-up thinking (pun intended) from these kids.
in Kitfox I
Posted 25 February
Edited 25 February by LSaupe
Posted 25 February
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.
in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it
Posted 21 February
Looks like a lot of nice work done.
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.
Ran across this add on Barnstormers and thou
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ght I would pass it along.
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
Posted 20 February
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.
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?
Posted 17 February
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.
Posted 3 February
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.
Posted 16 January
Posted 11 January
Just sent a donation via PayPal. Fabulous work Lenni and a great resource.
Posted 31 Dec 2017
Love his new video of video taking with a helicopter as well.
in Two Strokes
Posted 26 Dec 2017
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.
Posted 23 Dec 2017
It also comes out in digital format a bit earlier for EAA members.
Here is one of the pages
Posted 23 Dec 2017
Edited 23 Dec 2017 by LSaupe
It has a "Beezy" on the cover. Mangy is a centerfold covering pages 82-83
Posted 22 Dec 2017
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!
in Close Call's and dumb stunts
Posted 19 Dec 2017
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?
Posted 8 Dec 2017
Edited 8 Dec 2017 by LSaupe
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?
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