Allen Sutphin

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About Allen Sutphin

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  • Birthday 09/10/1955

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Webster Springs, WVa
  • Interests A&P, flyer, builder,

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  1. Allen Sutphin added a post in a topic Lost airworthiness certificate   

    Getting a replacement AWC is pretty easy if it's legally registered already.
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  2. Allen Sutphin added a post in a topic Kitfox 2 project start   

    Not an older model, it's the "classic" model. All Model 1. 2 and 3's are classic's along with the Avid series.
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  3. Allen Sutphin added a post in a topic "WANTED" Avid / Fox   

    The days of the 10-15K Avid/Foxes are over for now! When I started (yes, they had airplanes back then) it was $50 per horsepower and $5K per seat. Now its over $200 per horsepower and almost $20K a seat.
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  4. Allen Sutphin added a post in a topic New Rotax 670 Install   

    Because most only plan to build once and are not too concerned about replacement or just don't think ahead. Repeat offenders, oops, I mean repeat builders know the little tips and tricks of the game. 
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  5. Allen Sutphin added a post in a topic New Rotax 670 Install   

    Glad you got it out. I've got the same problem except mine was welded in. Probably 3 days of cussing, 2 boxes of band-aides, and maybe!
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  6. Allen Sutphin added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Engine
    Looking for a Hirth F-23 engine. Prefer pull start, carbs and redrive. But will consider any F-23. Thanks!
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  7. Allen Sutphin added a post in a topic Looking for a Kitfox nose wheel kit   

    Might take a little bit to find one. A full swivel one like the RV series and several others is easy to make and requires less modifications and weight.  It can be built into the engine mount fairly easy. A little backyard engineering and a few materials and you have it. Diff braking is a must.
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  8. Allen Sutphin added a post in a topic Hopefully new bird.   

    Weighed mine today, minus engine and prop. Came in at 164 lbs, including engine mount and inst panel. Leaves me 90 lbs for engine and prop. The Hirth F-23 supposed to weigh 74 lbs with redrive and exhaust so it will be close or a couple pounds over the 254 limit. But around here the FAA isn't hiding in the bushes and I fly out of a hayfield. 
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  9. Allen Sutphin added a post in a topic Hopefully new bird.   

    Almost the same bird, and nice looking. Getting hard to find now. About all the 2nd seat was good for was extra storage. I think I'll be very close to Pt 103 wt. 
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  10. Allen Sutphin added a post in a topic Hopefully new bird.   

    Thanks!
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  11. Allen Sutphin added a post in a topic Hopefully new bird.   

    Well, bird got its new skin the other day. Not too bad for the hillbilly "skunk works". Now, time to start thinking about the FWF.


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  12. Allen Sutphin added a post in a topic Seat ideas   

    Make a new sling, buy some Wally world chair cushions or lounge chair cushions. As for the sling, get a small canvas tarp and a grommet kit. Anything can be made. In those "immortal words", "around here, if you want something, you gotta build it". Never truer in out of production aircraft.
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  13. Allen Sutphin added a post in a topic New Rotax 670 Install   

    I talked to Dave Snell, engineer for Kitfox, about the thrust line on my Fox. He told me to just center the thrust line and then use rudder or a trim tab. It really messes things up in a full cowling when you offset the thrust line 4 or 5 degrees L or R depending on engine.
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  14. Allen Sutphin added a post in a topic Skyraider   

    Don't have a hillbilly clue just yet. Would like to use a Hirth F-23 if weight will allow it. Still going to try Pt 103. Did register it as a Mountain Cat and was issued a N number and registration card. So the adventure begins!
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  15. Allen Sutphin added a post in a topic Skyraider   

    Did finally get the painting done after covering. Now start planning on locating an engine.


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