LSaupe

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. LSaupe added a post in a topic Fuel Tank Suppliers   

    Thanks All.
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  5. LSaupe added a topic in Avid and Kitfox parts Suppliers   

    Fuel Tank Suppliers
    Are there still any suppliers for the early model Kitfox replacement fuel tanks?    Specifically for the undercamber wings of the Model i --> III?
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  6. LSaupe added a post in a topic Model III Kitfox with Upgrades (Avail October)   

    Thanks All.  It was tough to see her go.  The new owner elected to transport using a one way Penske rental truck.  They took off the wings and rolled her in.  For reference, it fit rather nicely and well protected from the elements.
     

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  7. LSaupe added a post in a topic Model III Kitfox with Upgrades (Avail October)   

    Sold today.  On its way to TN.
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  8. LSaupe added a post in a topic Can you ID this Bi-plane?   

    Interesting stagger wing concept
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  9. LSaupe added a post in a topic Model III Kitfox with Upgrades (Avail October)   

    Price Reduction to 16K
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  10. LSaupe added a post in a topic Master Pilot Award   

    Congrats to Allan!!  Well deserved!
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  11. LSaupe added a post in a topic Model III Kitfox with Upgrades (Avail October)   

    Unfortunately some logistical snags prevented the new would-be owner from making the trip out to pick up the plane.  Bird is back for sale again.
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  12. LSaupe added a post in a topic Kitfox 3 Bushplane Project.   

    You are one lucky man!  Good luck with the field and the finish build!
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  13. LSaupe added a post in a topic High EGT's   

    I am at 6100 static which goes to about 6600 full power on climb.  Might also be worth a tach double check.  I was running a Rotax tach early on and had similar issues. it was reading approx 300 RPM higher (compared to a Tiny Tach).  Ultimately it was a combination of my EGT gauge being off scale high (it was an older analog Westach system) and the went to a temp compensated MGL and no more issues.  Plug color is also key.
    I also added a fuel/air sensor in the exhaust that confirmed I was way rich just as an added measure.
     So scrutiny of both sensors and your plug color may help here.
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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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