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  1. akflyer added a post in a topic Nice full MIG Welds   

    .025" wire 20-30 CFH on the flow.  Do you have a separate control for wire speed and voltage?  Welding the thin tubing just takes practice and a developed eye.  It gets especially fun when you start welding different thicknesses together. 
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  2. akflyer added a post in a topic Winter flying   

    Got in a little flight time last hitch home to deliver an engine mount.  The kid "flew" us for about 20 min and had a blast.  Not enough snow yet to put the ski's on.  Gotta love winter flying.  2 hrs to preheat and preflight for a 2 hr flight

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  3. akflyer added a post in a topic Funny Accident   

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  4. akflyer added a post in a topic Whatca workin on part 3. Winter 2020   

    Dig the tail tug.  Moving the batter to the back will help.  Might also make a mount for a pillow block bearing on the end of the motor shaft to give it some good support. Might make the motor bearing last longer.  I love this idea as I have been eyeing an old snow blower for the exact same thing!
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  5. akflyer added a post in a topic Cabane Gear for the Avid+   

    one thing I see that you might think about.  On gear that tall, especially with the big tires, you might want to put that angle at the top of the step plate so you can put you whole foot onto it instead of just that tiny ledge.  I can see some busted body parts especially on skis with big boots on.
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  6. akflyer added a post in a topic Cabane Gear for the Avid+   

    Gear Looks great Randy.  You know I can't say no to ya, I have a vested interest in seeing this bird in the air!  Just by chance, did you run a tube through the axle tubes to assure they are straight?  What do you think about putting a web between the axle tube and the gear leg like the cub beef up?  If ya like the idea, I have some 4130 plate at the house that would be perfect for it and I can add that in after I weld up the rest of it.  I think you will like that taller gear so you can get that AOA.  With that big wing and the yamayeehaa in the nose this should be an awesome STOL bird!

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  7. akflyer added a post in a topic Magnum assembly manuels   

    I have the "manual" for the coyote (actually mountain eagle) and it is piss poor at best.  Contains a few drawings and basically says study this shitty drawing and assemble.  I will try to get it scanned in but its incomplete and pretty much completely useless.

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  8. akflyer added a post in a topic Different wings   

    I wouldn't build a set with more than a half inch, maybe 3/4 at the most.
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  9. akflyer added a post in a topic WY kitfox Yamaha build   

    dig the build thread, gonna be a bad ass bird.  Clean up on isle 3 as requested.

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  10. akflyer added a post in a topic Kitfox 2 frame strengthening   

    Jim posted up the biggest thing you need to do.  Have not seen any failures in the wing carry through.  The seat truss area for sure needs to be beefed up.
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  11. akflyer added a post in a topic K-Max down   

    Sorry to hear of your loss.  Its so tough when we loose one of our own.  Thoughts and prayers to you and the family.
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  12. akflyer added a post in a topic Bflight Adventures IV   

    I am putting a G5 in my pacer as we speak.  Gives me all I need to toss the vacuum pump and old outdated instruments.
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  13. akflyer added a post in a topic Stretching the tail?   

    Stretching the tail will make that tail hit first even worse.  Are you using full flaps for landing?  You can either drop the leading edge of the horizontal stab down or put a trim tab on the elevator and tweak it till she flys hands off at cruise.  A couple turns around the pattern will get you dialed in. 
    What is your CG at?  Get it back around 16 or 18" and the plane will fly MUCH better and land SLOWER.
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  14. akflyer added a post in a topic Speed Stall Avid Flyer C   

    The very first thing you should be doing at altitude is figuring out the numbers on your plane.  There are so many factors that go into the differences of the indicated airspeed from plane to the next that my numbers are pretty much worthless to you.  YOU need to figure out at what speed YOUR plane stalls at.  Do this at altitude then you wont have to worry about it anymore.  Stall recovery is really simple in these planes, just relax back pressure and your flying again.
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  15. akflyer added a post in a topic Build new Avid wings   

    If it was me I would use the speed wing ribs at the full wing length.  The speed wing profile gets you more top end and looses little if any on the bottom end if built full length.  Duplicating the ribs is pretty easy so you will have enough to go full length.
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