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About nlappos

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  • Location Cedar City, UTAH
  • Interests flying, astronomy, reading, family

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  1. nlappos added a post in a topic 618 rave valve parts   

    Old listing?
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  2. nlappos added a post in a topic Engine Mount Rubber   

    Lots of different items on Ebay that could work:
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  3. nlappos added a post in a topic Potential elevator issue   

    The rod sees pilot forces so it is not highly stressed. I would think you could just clean it off and slip a section of opened up tubing over it, epoxied in place as a doubler. Welding it on is even better.
    To proof load the rod afterward, see FAR Sec. 23.397, which says the rod must withstand being pulled at between 100 and 167 lbs of force at the stick against the stop without deforming. 
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  4. nlappos added a post in a topic Back again   

    People might know this airplane, PT 103 Ultralight
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  5. nlappos added a post in a topic Preg checking a Kitfox   

    Turns head to one side, "Cough, Cough!"
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  6. nlappos added a post in a topic Avid Speedwing Extension Kit has me scratching my head   

    "If it looks like a wing, it will fly almost as good as the best wing." K. D. Wood, Professor of Aircraft Design, founder of three University Aerospace Engineering Departments, Purdue and University of Colorado.
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  7. nlappos added a post in a topic Looking at fabricating allumiium fuel tanks.
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  8. nlappos added a post in a topic Just picked up my C model!   

    AK Flyer was kind enough to scan my MK IV build manual with his high speed scanner, maybe he would borrow yours to do the same, so we can post them for everybody. 
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  9. nlappos added a post in a topic Found, Kitfox/Avid abandoned in a hanger.   

    Some newbie! Welcome to the group, you'll fit right in!
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  10. nlappos added a post in a topic J3 Tail Springs   

    My thoughts:
    I suspect the best short field takeoff depends on the softness of the surface. If the field is not very soft, and therefore the wheel drag is low, then raising the tail early in the takeoff run might lead to better acceleration and shorter ground run. Also, the snap liftoff when you finally raise the nose will make you climb earlier than mushing off with max angle of attack held throughout the ground run.
    If the surface is soft, then getting the weight off the wheels earlier is probably best, so a max angle of attack ground run is best.
    In either case, the shorter tail spring is a better bet, because you get the choice of having a high angle of attack on the ground run. A long spring takes away that choice.
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  11. nlappos added a post in a topic Windy First Flight Lesson Today   

    Don't worry about that wind, get back up and keep learning. I suggest getting your instructor to schedule a few dawn flights, when it is calm and also really beautiful. Once you master the aircraft, you will feel exhilarated! 
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  12. nlappos added a post in a topic Grey Vs Blue   

    Great source of gaskets and o rings:
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  13. nlappos added a post in a topic Building an Airstrip   

    Mark, I have  90 HP JCB 215, so I hope it does the trick
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  14. nlappos added a post in a topic Building an Airstrip   

    Thanks guys. I will try just grading the sage away, or using the Ratchet Rake I have to pull them out by the roots. If that doesn't work well, I'll get a Brush Hog (new toys, anyone?) 
    . I figure I'll make a 50 foot wide by 1250 long runway to start with. I'm at 5500 ft MSL, and summer temps are easily 95 degrees so I can get 9200 DA.
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  15. nlappos added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Building an Airstrip
    I am starting a project to build a hangar and clear a strip in Utah, and look for some advice from you folks.
    The terrain is flat, sandy and filled with sage. See the photo below. The sage is well rooted and about 1 to 2 feet tall. 
    What is the best way to clear the strip, I have a JCB 215 backhoe, so I wonder what method would work best and easiest.
    For the hangar, I was thinking a simple 40 foot square steel building with a bifold door and concrete floor.

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